"How I lost 18 pounds after 50 years and that's why you can do it too"By Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/how-i-lost-18-pounds-after-50-years-and-thats-why-you-can-do-it-too
Blogger Steve spring (Steve Spring) shared three effective tips on how to not only lose weight that kills you, but also to lead a healthier life. And all this after 50 years, when the human body is not so easily reacts to any changes. Here is the story of Steve:
"I had no choice. I had to take care of your health or suffer the consequences. It all started after a family holiday in August 2016. We returned from a trip to the Amazon, and I immediately felt bad. The doctors never found the cause of my disease, but said more than a frightening truth. I had 18 kilograms of excess weight, level of body fat was 32 percent, the cholesterol level is 203 mg/DL, glucose 109 mg/DL. I had to change the way of life, otherwise, life remained not so long."
For so long the spring what did not have. Here are three proven advice from the variety of courses, techniques and diets that have helped him succeed.
"I didn't know where to start, because many years have not thought about their weight, nutrition and exercise. And to get in shape after 50 years — not an easy task". However, over the past two years Steve has managed to overcome — he lost 18 pounds, lowered the fat level to 20 percent, and cholesterol — 170 mg/DL.
1. Try a few of the diets for one month, to find the most suitable and effective
We all know that weight loss is 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent exercise. Not sure if this is a proven fact, but, in my experience, if you don't eat healthy food, you will not lose weight no matter how much you practice.
Difficult at one point to change their diet. I've been eating pizza, burgers and fries. Over the years I have tried several different diets and found that some of them are quite not suitable in the long term.
Started with system of nutrition Whole30 — no sugar, dairy products and grain. For a month lost five pounds, but it was hard not to eat most favorite foods, and cooking took too much time.
Then tried interval fasting — you can eat any food, but at certain hours. It was convenient to have Breakfast at 11am and dinner at 7pm. That is 8 hours I can have 16 hours fasted. Although all you can eat, I tried to eat healthy and nutritious food.
Finally, I experimented with the ketogenic diet, which, despite the peak of popularity, is not new. 100 years ago it was used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. I liked it because you could have a lot of favorite fatty foods. However, it turned out that if you stick to this diet for a long time, it does more harm than good.
In the end, I came to the conclusion that a strict diet and rules do not work. They will help to get rid of weight in a short period, but if you want a healthy body and to lose weight forever, then you just eat healthy the rest of your life.
I made up for myself a balanced diet and drink three liters of water a day.
Want to lose weight — you will have to move. Not necessarily to run a marathon or spend hours lost in the gym. You just need to move.
My first step was to start walking. Goal is 10 thousand steps per day. I didn't stop to walk until the phone signaled that I had fulfilled his purpose. At first it was difficult but I forced myself. Scientific studies have shown that those people who every day goes to 10 thousand steps, pressure is reduced, glucose levels are stable and just a good mood.
I'm not a coach and no expert, but I understand that without the workouts, the diet will not work. Without exercise you will lose not only fat but also muscle mass.
It can be studies at home, in the gym, exercising with a barbell or even crossfit. Choose any option that you prefer.
I went into the hall. Since I haven't been there for many years, I worked with a trainer to make a simple 30-minute training session, which will last a long time. Advantages of training with a coach — you don't get injured and the faster you will see results.
After a few months, we have complicated exercise program. I do not become a juicer, but workouts help to stay in shape and not lose muscle mass. It is important to find something that works for your body and finally start.
You can, like me, to sign up to the gym to coach or, if you have enough self-discipline to study at home via online courses. The goal is to do at least 30 minutes.
I'm not a doctor, not a personal trainer and not a nutritionist. I don't know in what condition now your body. But the majority of people, nothing prevents to choose healthier foods. Most of us given the ability to walk and move, and it's a great start. System training now available everywhere, do not have to spend a lot of time and money.
The main thing is to start with something, albeit small. You will feel better, you will be charged with energy and live longer.