Getting older it becomes increasingly hard to get rid of excess weight. This is especially acceptable for women: reaching mid-life, it becomes particularly difficult to lose a few kilos, that could compromise their health. But James Ward has developed a new strategy that will help women after menopause not only to lose weight but maintain the achieved results. With the help of the book Cruise Control Diet, you will definitely be able to lose weight easily. I strongly recommend this PDF guide to anyone who is no longer young.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of disorders such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. Obese women associated with increased risks of the following cancer type: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and possibly ovarian cancer. In addition, overweight associated with back and knee pain.
Younger folk tend to have more muscle, keeping metabolism high thus burning more calories at rest. But as we age, the weight we gain as fat is less metabolically active, so we burn fewer calories during the typical day. In addition, women going through menopause are undergoing hormonal changes that disrupt body functions that make weight loss even harder.
Bethany Barone Gibbs Ph.D. analyzed data from a study of more than 500 overweight women in their 50s and 60s who had been randomly assigned to either an intensive nutrition and exercise program or to a more general, less-focused program. The women kept food diaries for four years.
As expected, women with more intensive counseling lost more weight. These women tended to eat less fried foods, avoid sweets, and eat out in restaurants less often – typical diet advice is given by physicians and nutritionists.
But most of us can’t keep up a strict diet long-term, so the weight eventually returns. What were the most successful strategies the researchers found that would help women lose weight and keep it off?
Avoiding sugar definitely was a key, fewer desserts, less sugar-sweetened beverages. But the best change that the women made was to replace higher-calorie meats and cheese with more fruits and vegetables.
The study also revealed some good news for women who like to eat out. Avoiding restaurants may have helped with short-term weight loss, but it didn’t seem to make a difference over the long haul. This is likely because the women who were successful with weight loss were more likely to change their eating habits: smaller portions, less fatty foods.
The Cruise Control Diet by James Ward