I’m a 53 year old female, walking disabled (pain disease with 2medical implant and on crutches/walker) I’m 5’6 and right now weigh 155.4lbs…I need to lose at least 20-25lbs as fast as possible, especially tummy/hips and tone my body..can you please help me???
Over time, we tend to lose muscle tissue. It’s a normal condition called sarcopenia. For example, if you weigh the same at age 60 as you did at age 20, your fat content is still higher because you’ve lost muscle mass.
Tatiana Grozetskaya/ShutterstockPeople who live close to roadways with a high level of air pollution are also more likely to gain weight, according to a study from the University of Southern California. Unfortunately air pollution is likely not under your direct control, but you can make an effort to avoid hanging out in areas with very polluted air, like smoke-filled bars. And consider buying a filter to increase the air quality in your home. Here are 15 more ways to make your indoor air cleaner and safer.
This link is for response to “me”! As for never hearing about people dieing from someone who smokes weed. How about killing 14 people with a train collision as a result of the train operators getting high! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Maryland_train_collision
Jenny Craig’s prepackaged meals and recipes help participants lose weight – up to 2 pounds a week, it says – through restricting calories, fat and portions. One recent review of studies suggests it works: It found that participants lost more weight in a year on the plan than on other commercial weight-loss programs, including Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and Medifast. Experts deemed Jenny Craig “very effective” for short-term weight loss, some praising its focus on teaching proper portion sizes and helping dieters learn to eat when they’re hungry, rather than when they’re bored or emotional.
If you’re a coffee, green/black tea, decaf, etc drinker, consider giving caffeine up to see if it improves your situation. Since caffeine is a stimulant, it affects your adrenals and therefore your cortisol levels (and thyroid and sex hormones, and on and on), and again, messing with your cortisol can inhibit weight loss. Caffeine can also affect your sleep, even if you only have one cup a day. And not getting enough sleep, well, I already went over that in point 3.
Cauliflower Rice – Gotta serve up your stir fry with a side of Paleo-ified rice. It’s remarkably easy to make and you’ll be surprised at how closely it replicates the real thing. Instead of feeling bloated and stuffed after eating white rice, you’ll feel full and satisfied with cauliflower rice. And the bonus is you won’t be hungry again an hour later.
Ditty about summer/ShutterstockKeeping a food journal doubled the amount of weight people lost in a study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. “The more food records people kept, the more weight they lost,” said lead author Jack Hollis PhD, a researcher at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. “It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories.”
So what happens when you can’t exercise? There are many people with health and physical difficulties who can’t exercise in the traditional way. For those people, I assure you that you can still lose weight. Like I said above, weight loss is 70% what you eat and 30% exercise, so if you can’t exercise you have to be spot on with your diet plan to lose weight.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for all 14 days. If you are already eating a Paleo based diet, these recipes can help spice up your weekly meals. With 42 different paleo recipes, there will be something for everyone!
Plan and prep meals and snacks in advance: This diet can be hard to follow if you’re on the go or only have time for a quick bite. Having a Paleo-friendly meals and snacks at the ready will help you stick with it.
It can also be helpful to set new health goals for yourself—such as running a 5K or getting eight hours of sleep every night—in order to maintain your forward momentum, says Mast. And remember to keep focusing on the motivator(s) you identified when you first started toward your goal.
I think that what is attracting me to this diet is the simplicity. You really can’t argue that a diet free of processed foods is better for your body! I like that there really is no complicated formula or point system to follow, no – just eating the right foods! The way nature intended. The Paleo Diet has been interesting to me for a while, the notion of relying less on processed and packaged foods is liberating!
Adrian, if I have been eating very lightly, am 55, and female with 30-40 lbs to lose, and bone on bone knee, is there a different way I should be starting in terms of what I eat? A year ago I was more toned, and in one year all my clothes are tight again. I really want to feel better is there a jump start to just get a few lbs. off in the next couple of weeks? thanks!
Technically, the Paleo diet is a low-carb diet, since no carbohydrates or sugars are allowed. However, this is not the goal of the diet — and you can easily modify the diet to increase the amount of carbs you consume. How? By adding more root vegetables, fruits and vegetables.
Of course, there are many vegans who eat nutritiously with no problems, but being healthy while vegan can actually be pretty hard work. Luckily, you don’t have to go vegan to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet. If you want to go vegan because you truly believe in the lifestyle, be it for health or environmental reasons, have at it. But if you’re considering going vegan and cutting out foods you love just in an effort to lose weight, it’s absolutely not necessary. If you’d like to eat a healthier diet—whether weight loss is a goal of yours or not—Stanford says it’s important to make sure you’re incorporating lean protein, vegetables, whole grains, and fruits into your diet. “It is also important to realize that the less processed a diet, the healthier it is overall,” she says.
There’s one never-fail weight-loss trick: Keep a food diary. Just tracking helps prevent you from overdoing it. And now it’s easier than ever. Instead of having to meticulously write down everything you eat, you can snap a photo of your food with your phone—and a study published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies found that shooting photos of food actually worked better than the pen-and-paper method. Taking a photo ahead of time gives you a chance to improve on your choice, suggests a study from University of Wisconsin-Madison: When the participants looked at photographs of their food, they realized that maybe they could cut back on the serving size or skip the snack they were considering. As one of the study subjects reported, “Who wants to take a picture of a jumbo bag of M&Ms?”
Sleeping an extra hour a night could help a person drop 14 pounds in a year, according to a University of Michigan researcher who ran the numbers for a 2,500 calorie per day intake. His scenario shows that when sleep replaces idle activities — and the usual mindless snacking — you can effortlessly cut calories by 6%. Results would vary for each person, but sleep may help in another way, too. There’s evidence that getting less than 7 hours of sleep revs up your appetite, making you uncommonly hungry.
The paleo diet imitates a hunter-gatherer diet and aims to reduce the risk of modern diseases. It promotes eating whole, unprocessed foods and restricts foods like grains, sugar, dairy and processed foods.
The most obvious benefit of the Paleo diet is weight loss. This occurs naturally – and without you having to count calories or combining foods – because the diet asks you to cut sugars and processed foods. Highly-processed foods are the main culprit of today’s obesity epidemic, according to the World Health Organization.
Carrying cash may feel a little last century, but people who use a credit card when grocery shopping buy significantly more unhealthy, calorie-dense food than people who pay cash, according to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
I’ve always loved sweets. I’ve come up with paleo versions of my favorites and will make things like gluten-free shortbread cookies from scratch, using rice flour and tapioca. I still have sugar occasionally. I just don’t buy prepackaged garbage or chocolate bars anymore. I eat 85% Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate almost every day and on days I’m feeling indulgent, I’ll have some 70%. I even ate some milk chocolate over Christmas and Easter. I don’t consider it falling off the paleo wagon. My treats are planned out. I indulge.
Grilled Peaches with Coconut Cream – The sweet and sourness of the peaches is the perfect cap to the beef and broccoli stir fry. We’ve listed all desserts as optional because it’s really up to you and how you’re feeling that night. If you’re full and don’t want dessert, don’t have it. If you feel like you need that little something extra, or want to finish on a sweet note, go ahead and have it. You don’t need to wrestle with the choice in your head, just listen to your body.