Surely you’ve tried many diets that often do not give any results. You may be selecting the wrong diets. It is not always a rule to choose the diets according to food. Sometimes you need to navigate your way of eating according to your age.
The older you are, the harder it is to lose weight. Each year your metabolism slows down a bit and because of that, over the years, you have to choose your food wisely.
If you are 20 to 29 years old
People of this age often have no serious problems with their weight, especially if they had normal weight in their childhood or adolescence period. You can lose a few pounds without any problems. The best way to lose weight is eating fruit, because fruit is rich in vitamins and perfectly agrees with the increased physical activity. Pectin, fruit acid and potassium burn calories, improve the metabolism and digestion.
Breakfast: 1 apple and 1 tablespoon of oat flakes, dipped in yogurt with less fat.
Snack: an apple
Lunch: an apple cut into pieces, two full tablespoons of boiled spinach. Have it all topped with yogurt sauce, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of water.
Snack: an apple and a few nuts
Dinner: an apple cut into cubes and topped with lemon juice and 125 g low-fat cheese clove.
This menu and regular physical activity for three days can have you lose up to 3 pounds.
If you are 30 to 39 years old
Once you’re over 30 your metabolism slows down, so you need to reduce the intake of calories even if you are physically active. Forget the idea of rapid weight loss and shocking the body with unexpected changes in diet. If you lose weight fast, it will make you a few years older, because your skin will look wrinkled and loose. In these years, the goal of the weight loss should be losing up to two pounds a month. Ideal weight loss in this age means eating many vegetables that will prevent hunger and weight oscillation.
Breakfast: 1 tablespoon oatmeal and cornflakes, low-fat milk and grated carrot
Snack: a cucumber with lemon juice
Lunch: Two boiled potatoes with lots of vegetables salad
Snack: a mild red pepper
Dinner: vegetable salad and a piece of rye bread
If you are 40 to 49 years old
Almost every woman after her 40th, has a problem with her weight. Especially in women in menopause because their hormones cease to secrete, muscle mass rapidly decreases and fat increases. In these years you have to watch what you eat.
You should enter most food in the first part of the day. Use vegetable oil, fish and seafood. In this age the body starts to retain fluid, so you should discard ingredients that encourage water retention, as salt or soy.
Boil rice (150g) and divide it in three portions. All portions combine with some additional proteins and eat it in different periods of the day.
Breakfast: rice with a yogurt with less fat and 1 teaspoon honey.
Lunch: rice and 150 grams of baked fish or chicken
Dinner: rice with cooked vegetables and a teaspoon of vegetable oil.
For snacks you eat fruit or 90g low-fat cheese.
If you are 50 to 60 years old
Those after the 50th year of life have 30 percent less energy than the younger. Therefore, if you are in this group eat four or five smaller meals a day and do not overeat. Limit your intake of salt to a quarter teaspoon daily. Pineapple is rich in enzymes and vitamin C, and is excellent for the digestive tract.
Breakfast: a slice of pineapple and cheese 90g
Lunch: half a pineapple and 90 g of boiled chicken, fish or other less fatty meat
Dinner: a pineapple slice and a piece of ‘rye bread with a piece of low-fat cheese.
Also, powerful fat blasters are kiwi, apple cider vinegar and boiled artichokes.
If you are over 60 years
At this age your muscle mass is only 15 percent of the body. If you want to lose weight, need to lose weight very slowly because diets further reduce your muscle mass. General rule is not to eat more than 40 g fat per day.
Breakfast: a slice of bread with a teaspoon of low fat yogurt
Lunch: Instead of 50 g minced meat take 50 grams beans. But if you cannot go without meat, eat less fatty meat, never eat pork.
Dinner: A slice ham with cheese with 30 percent fat. This will bring 10 grams less fat compared with the consumption of cheese with 60 percent milk fat.
Drink at least 2 liters of water daily. It will help in digestion and accelerate your metabolism.