13 Secrets To Losing Weight Naturally Over 50 For Women

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You’re over 50 and you’ve decided you need to shed a bit of weight. Especially around your middle where it seems to collect now. Easy you think. I’ll just up my exercise, cut calories and Bob’s your Uncle, Fanny’s your Aunt. You stock up on lettuce, cottage cheese and celery. There are some of the secrets to losing weight that every woman needs to know!

This blog post is designed to give you all of the secrets and insider information that will help you get started on your journey to health and wellness as well as help you maintain it. Here you can find the answers you need on hormone balance, stress, sleep, diet and nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness to help you maintain a healthy weight.

Know why trying to lose weight after 50 is more difficult

It’s no longer about the calories in and calories out formula. Just increasing exercise and decreasing your calorie intake isn’t going to work anymore.

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Aging makes getting rid of weight, as a woman over 50, very different. Your metabolism has changed and your hormone levels are all over the place.

Women often ask “Is it too late to lose weight?” It’s never too late to make healthy changes in your diet and amount of physical activity you do which will improve your ability to lose weight.

Read these posts for more information –

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  • Are you sick of wearing sweat pants and chomping on kale?
  • Fed up with muscle bound bodies at the gym?
  • So over this dieting game?

Develop the right habits to help you lose weight after 50

Continue with the habits that are working for you. And add in a few more secrets from this blog post and make them habits to make it easier for you to lower your weight naturally over 50.

This is an important step because it will help ensure long-term success and keep the weight off once it’s gone!

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Know what you need to do to be successful at losing menopause weight.

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And it helps to have the right mindset to start with.

These posts will help with that –

How To Get Into The Right Mindset For Losing Weight

How To Lose Weight Without Dieting In Midlife

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Consider a detox and get started on the right foot shedding some weight naturally

Detoxes are an excellent way to kick-start your weight loss journey. You may not be able to go on a full cleanse, but you can try something like just drinking more water throughout the day!

This will help flush out all of that extra fat in your system and give you extra energy.

Read these posts for more information –

The Best Whole Body Detox Cleanse: To Rejuvenate Over 50

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Do what you can to keep your hormones balanced for the best weight loss

Find out why your hormones become unbalanced and know that it may not be what you have or haven’t done. Hormonal changes are a normal part of aging.

Become in tune with how you’re feeling to better understand what hormones may be out of balance. This will allow you to do what is needed to rebalance.

Keeping your hormones in balance will ensure that you maintain muscle mass and burn fat effectively keeping your metabolism high.

Read these posts for more information –

How Do I Balance My Hormones To Lose Weight In Midlife?

The Signs and Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance in Menopause: How to Fix Them

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Ways to lose weight after menopause

Menopause makes it even more difficult to lose weight.

Read this post for more information –

How To Lose The Weight You Gain In Menopause

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Do the right exercise and move more

Shedding weight in your 50’s means doing the right exercise and moving more. Include exercises such as strength training, high-intensity interval workouts (HIIT), and Pilates that will help you retain muscle mass for the best fat burning.

Exercise to increase your heart rate which will burn calories and lose weight after 50

Find movement that you enjoy doing such as walking, dancing, or swimming.

Your exercise should make you sweat and feel a little puffed (towards the end) to burn fat effectively at this age.

Physical activity is critical to weight loss in midlife.

Read this post for a comprehensive look at how to lose weight which includes a good section on exercise and movement-

The Best Ways For Women Over 50 To Lose Belly Fat

Exercise for increasing muscle mass

As you move into midlife your declining estrogen is responsible for loss of muscle mass.

When lifting weights aim for compound movements that work multiple muscles such as squats, deadlifts, rows, and presses.

Strength training is a must if you don’t want to continue to lose muscle mass.

Yoga too is good as many strength moves include a group of muscles as well as you get the added benefit of using the breath which works to bring down the strength and help with detoxing.

Read these posts for more information –

The Most Important Exercise For Women Over 50

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Nutritious food as part of a diet to lose weight

Nutrition Secrets That Work To Help Improve Digestion and Lose Weight

Eating well and getting the right nutrients is one of the secrets to losing belly fat naturally for over 50. Include foods such as lean meats, fish, fruits, and vegetables.

Avoid refined sugar products in your diet which can lead to insulin resistance creating more storage space for fat.

Make sure you drink enough water to flush out the toxins from your body as well as staying hydrated for workouts.

Read these posts for more information –

Are You Getting Enough Water? The Effects Of Dehydration On Your Health

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My Top Five Tips For Low Carb Clean Eating In Midlife

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13 Reasons Why You Struggle To Lose Weight On A Low Carb Diet

5 Best Foods For Energy And Weight Loss

Keep your stress levels low

Stress is the enemy of weight loss success for over 50s, so you need to make sure that your stress levels are low, and if they aren’t then look at ways in which you can reduce them. Consistently high stress leads to elevated cortisol levels which can cause overeating and insomnia both of which eventually lead to weight gain.

Read these posts for more information –

How To Reduce Stress To Lose Weight In Midlife

13 Easy Ways To Decrease Your Stress Now

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Get a good amount of quality sleep

Good sleep is another one of the secrets to losing weight naturally. Studies have shown that people who don’t get enough quality sleep may be more likely to gain excess body fat!

Get at least seven hours shut-eye per night, make sure your room is cool enough to help you fall asleep easily, and try not to keep your phone in the room or use any light-emitting gadgets.

Read these posts for more information –

How To Sleep Better At Night Naturally

Try Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is a great way to get rid of some weight. Try it for 16 hours and then have an eight-hour window in which you can eat your meals.

If 16 hours is too much of a stretch for you start with 12 and gradually build up to it.

Read these posts for more information –

What Are The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting For Women Over 50?

Stop Bloating and Menopause Weight Gain With Intermittent Fasting

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Cut Sugar out of your diet

Cutting sugar out of your diet is possibly the best and first thing you should think about when you want to lose fat. Sugar plays havoc with hormones and increases your chances of insulin resistance so cut it out completely! You will be amazed at how much better you will feel very quickly.

Start reading the labels on every food item you buy at the grocery store to make sure there are no hidden sugars in them which will slow down your weight loss efforts.

Make sure that you are eating enough calories to lose weight which sounds counterintuitive but sometimes you need to be eating enough to fuel you body for the next day.

Read these posts for more information –

How To Quit Sugar Easily And Improve Your Health

Take a Magnesium supplement

Taking magnesium supplements can help with weight loss because it helps muscles to relax which in turn means they are more efficient at burning fat!

If you have trouble sleeping then take some before bed as it also helps with insomnia.

Read these posts for more information –

The Best Supplements For Energy In Midlife

Avoid putting on weight again when the holiday season rolls around

Don’t put all your hard work to waste by letting yourself go during the holiday season. Thos is a difficult time for some people who struggle with food and weight issues.

Read this post for more information –

How To Avoid Weight Gain Over The Holiday Season In Midlife

This post has been written as a comprehensive catch-all post on the secrets to weight loss over 50. If you can’t find the answer to your question please comment and I’ll try to help.

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Jane Lamason

Hi, I'm Jane. I'm a certified health and life coach and the owner at janelamason.com. I help women over 50 navigate menopause and life beyond fifty. I offer simple strategies for improving your health naturally and encourage women to take control of their own health in ways that don't impact on their lifestyle or time.

2 thoughts on “13 Secrets To Losing Weight Naturally Over 50 For Women”

  1. Jane,
    Live your articles on the weight loss struggle for women over 50. What flaxseed do you recommend?
    Thank you!
    Maria Dodge


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