Belly fat is not as difficult to get rid of as you think.
If you're like many people in their midlife years, you take out a nice pair of pants from your closet only to be disappointed to discover they no longer fit.
It's a daunting thought to think about starting an exercise regime and also having to give up your favourite foods that you enjoy so much.
We're here to tell you that it doesn't have to be daunting. It can actually be easy.
I was in my mid 40's when someone shared with me what I'm about to share with you. What they shared made sense to me.
I was pretty healthy in my mid 40's. I had made commitment in my mid 30's to be a healthy by the time I reached 60. So when I reached my 40's I didn't have much weight to lose, although I was carry a bit of belly fat that I was more than happy to get rid of.
Presently, there are more baby boomer’s making lifestyle changes than there was 25 years ago.
Baby boomers are realizing that now they must invest in their health as a result of neglecting it over the years
You've probably heard that as you age, your muscle to fat ratio slips. Before you know it you have that belly bulge.
The more lean muscle you have the easier it is to burn fat.
And there are those who believe that gaining weight comes with aging and accepts that as truth.
An excerpt from the surgeon general in the book “Bone Health and Osteoporosis”, states
" Osteoporosis, fractures, and other chronic diseases no longer should be thought of an an inevitable part of growing old. By focusing on prevention and lifestyle changes, including physical activity and nutrition, as well as early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, Americans can avoid much of the damaging impact of bone disease and other chronic diseases."
You can transition into a healthier lifestyle and lose that belly fat without spending countless hours at the gym and totally giving up all your favourite foods.
I personally don't like going to a gym. Ron, my fiance, enjoys the gym. However, we both enjoy doing activities where we have lots of fun such as; hiking, cycling, going for walks along the beach, exploring different parks, skating, downhill skiing, snow shoeing in the winter and other outdoor activities.
Walking is a low impact activity that everyone can enjoy. It has many health benefits. It can help keep your muscles from shrinking and increase bone density. It may help reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and lower your blood pressure. And of course it may help to rid that belly fat.
Lean Muscle mass begins to decrease at the age of 25
And by the time you reach 40, the percentage of lean muscle mass loss increases to about 8% per decade until age 70, which then increases to 15% per decade.
The more lean muscle you can maintain, the better quality of life you will have. And you will also feel more strong and confident.
Ron and I incorporate a daily undenatured protein shake that helps with building and maintaining muscle mass and at the same time keep the weight off.
The shakes that I've been consuming on a daily basis for over 14 years and Ron for the last 2 years, contains a premium protein blend with a superior branched-chain amino acid that are designed to satisfy hunger and bust through weight-loss plateaus.
They also help maintain lean muscle mass while losing weight.
Many baby boomers that I have coached love the shakes because they can lose weight, maintain muscle mass and not have to spend hours exercising at a gym. And they still get to enjoy their favourite foods.
For the energetic boomer who likes to exercise, the shakes help speed the post workout recovery period and naturally fuel the muscle growth and maintenance.
These protein shakes are specifically designed to satisfy hunger and bust through weight-loss plateaus without losing our muscle mass, which we now know is especially important in our midlife years and beyond.
If you want to know how to start incorporating these healthy shakes into your lifestyle, please fill out the form.