Irrespective of your age, losing weight can anytime be a big challenge. But fitness experts believe that losing weight after 30 is especially tough. Why is it so? It takes a lot of time to ensure weight loss among women who have crossed 30 years or who’ve just reached 30. Moreover it becomes well-nigh impossible to find that little bit of extra time for yourself during a stage when family and career are your life’s top priorities. So, does that mean that it is impossible for a woman in her 30s to lose weight? No, you just need perfect planning and organization to make that tough task possible.
If you feel that the scale has got stuck since you hit your thirties, you’re not alone as there are many more like you who go through this slight drop in metabolism rate during adulthood. According NIH or National Institutes of Health, premenstrual symptoms may include weight fluctuations and this can get serious in the late 30s. So, here are some tips to maintain a steady scale even in your thirties.
- Stay clear on the things that motivate you: Try to ask yourself on the real reason behind losing weight. You may want a slimmer and sexier waist but beyond that what is it that you want in reality? Is it more sleep or more energy or better mental clarity? Once you’re clear about your health goals, write them down so that you can make better day-to-day decisions while seeing the bigger picture.
- Eat at least 5 times in a day: Yes, this means eating 3 meals and 2 snacks in a day. But make sure the snacks are limited to less than 200 calories in a day. You may even make smarter decisions by choosing high protein bites which can leave you well-satiated for at least 2-3 hours like protein shakes, boiled eggs, deli meals and snacks which are low in sugar content. Don’t ever skip your breakfast as doing so might not have a good impact on your health.
- Consume lot of protein: Ensure all your snacks and meals have minimum 14 grams of protein and 25g or less than 25 g of carbs. A perfect example of this kind of diet can be a 6-ounce container of non-fat Greek yogurt which has around 17g of protein and 6g of carbohydrates.
- Stop yourself from cleaning up your kid’s plates: None of us prefer to throw away food but if you have the habit of constantly finishing whatever is left on the plates of your kids, this adds up to your body. Eating up 3 chicken nuggets on your effort of cleaning up your kid’s plates will add up to around 142 extra calories for dinner. So steer clear from this temptation.
- Embrace technology and gadgets: You don’t have to look further than your pocket for seeking the right kind of weight motivation. There are smartphones which have an in-built pedometer which measure the total number of steps you take in a day. Aim to walk 10,000 steps in a day. You may even install third-party apps in your phone to track the foods you eat and compute the daily intake of calories.
If you’re a busy woman who has been trying hard to shed those extra pounds after reaching 30, you can be tempted to set back all your health needs. Worse enough, you may start following the calves workouts for women and the diet regime mentioned in fashion magazines. Don’t make such mistakes as they will have a costly impact in the long run. Try to make the best choices for lifelong well-being and good health.