If you’re 35 or older, you’re probably trying to figure out how to avoid that dreaded middle-aged spread. After all, we secretly want our skinny jeans to fit long after they’ve become a fashion faux pas.
But just how the heck do you do this?
In truth, avoiding middle-aged weight gain involves some effort. It’s a combination of a number of factors that add up to fewer pounds of accumulation in the long run.
This all begins with making an effort to adopt a weight-busting lifestyle. Simply put, you’ve got to make maintaining your weight a priority.
Check out these five important lifestyle factors that have been proven to put a damper on middle-aged spread. Follow these steps and you’ll be more than two steps ahead of the game.
- Make good food choices.
It’s no secret that weight loss is about making good choices and creating a calorie deficit. But what does this mean?
Good choices include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as adequate amounts of protein and whole grains. Choose healthy, well-rounded foods that nourish the body.
According to The New York Times, a 2012 study published in the journal Menopause found that postmenopausal women not partaking in hormone therapy who consumed fruits, vegetables and whole grains had fewer hot flashes. These women also had a three time greater chance of losing weight.