A nutritionist has revealed how to lose 10 pounds in time for Christmas, depending on your age.
The healthy mom nutritionist Cheree Sheldon said that as you get older it becomes more difficult, but not impossible, to lose weight, so it’s important to tailor the exercise routine to your ability to notice results.
Ms. Sheldon said it is vital to set “smart” goals for yourself that are specific, achievable and realistic rather than “vague” goals.
‘It’s more of a life stage than a certain age. We have to train and eat differently after puberty than after childbirth and once we’re in menopause,” she said.
Healthy Mummy nutritionist Cheree Sheldon said that as you get older it becomes more difficult, but not impossible, to lose weight, which is why it’s important to tailor exercise to your abilities to see results.
IN YOUR TWENTY
Ms Sheldon said twenty-somethings are often motivated to focus more on their appearance than on their health.
She suggested using this motivation to create long-lasting healthier habits, such as drinking less alcohol or cooking at home more often.
Choose low-calorie drinks or make cocktails at home with sparkling water instead of soda.
Ms Sheldon also recommended drinking a glass of water between drinks to ‘be kinder to your liver’ and stomach and help you lose unwanted weight.
Sticking to a low-carb, high-protein meal plan would also help sculpt your dream body for eight weeks.
Those in their 20s should focus on healthy habits by cooking at home and consuming less alcohol to lose weight fast
Zoe Terry, 28, (pictured) managed to lose a whopping 41.7 kg in nine months by focusing on a low-carb, high-protein diet and exercising regularly
IN YOUR THIRTY
Whether you’re juggling parenthood or work commitments, focusing on your health by preparing massive meals at home is one tip Ms. Sheldon suggests.
Many women may also go through a postpartum period during this decade and will naturally notice many physical changes.
“Your pelvis has widened, which means your hips and abdomen look and feel different,” she said.
This isn’t to say you can’t get rid of the excess fat reserves that naturally accumulate during pregnancy, just embrace your changed body and focus on making this new version strong and healthy – after all, you’ve built another human being! ‘
If you want to shed extra pounds, meal prepping and pilates are a great way to do it in a short amount of time
If you want to shed extra pounds, meal prepping and Pilates are a great way to do it in a short period of time.
Meal prep queen Kaitie Purssell, 30, lost 21kg and credits her success to meal prep.
“I’m a busy mom of two on a tight budget and if I always have a freezer full of meals and snacks, I don’t have to skip meals or grab a takeaway on nights when time is limited!” said Mrs Pursell.
Meal queen Kaitie Purssell, 30, (pictured) has lost 21 kg and gives her success to preparing meals
IN YOUR FORTY
During your 40s, your body often experiences hormonal changes as you enter menopause.
If you are undergoing changes, it is important to include muscle strength training and resistance exercises in your exercise routine to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
“You are at a risky time in your life to develop insulin resistance and thyroid problems, so a diet based on low to moderate GI foods is ideal,” said Ms. Sheldon.
‘Some women find that a low-carb diet is better for them at this stage of life or that a keto diet works better for them.
“Strong bones and muscles will serve you well for the next 40 years of your life if you make them strong now!”
In your 40s, your body often experiences hormonal changes as you enter menopause, which is why Ms. Sheldon recommended (stock image)
Mother Melissa Timmer (pictured) was able to lose a whopping 40 kg by following the KETO meal plan on the Healthy Mummy app
IN YOUR FIFTYNT
Once you hit your 50s and have started menopause, it’s important to focus on your strengths and options for avoiding injury.
“You may need to eat lighter meals and fewer calories to stay in shape. Keep cheese hour and wine time in mind, and take it easy while socializing,” said Ms. Sheldon
‘Train to your ability, but don’t make it easy on yourself. You can still do all the activities that bring you joy at this age, but you may need to have some magnesium on hand afterward for muscle stiffness.”
What are the best ways to lose weight based on your age?
20’s – Create healthy habits, make takeaway versions of meals at home, drink less alcohol
the 30’s – Balance family life with work, focus on yoga and pilates, meal preparation
1940s – Focus on a low-carb, high-protein diet, focus on muscle strength and resistance exercises
50s – Eat lighter meals, work on your strengths to avoid injury
Source: The healthy mom