The 5 Best Weight Loss Tips for Women if You're Over 45 years old

Above 45 years, ah yes, the period of infinite wisdom, a lifelong experience and self-awareness. However, the physical strength which you once possessed during your youth do not come following you. So, what can you do? It seems like you cannot do anything to shed some pounds. Don’t worry as all your questions will be answered shortly.

We should learn to embrace our body. It's just beautiful the way it is. However, being malnourished or obese is not a good thing to embrace. No matter how much you deny, you should exercise, do yoga and diet for the purpose of good health.

As for now lets see how to lose wight tips for women above 45 years old.

Elderly doing exercises

What is the quickest way to lose fat without exercise?

Well, the answer is maintaining a proper diet. Being 45 or above, it's sometimes difficult for us women. Especially with menopause approaching, our hormones don’t seem to agree with us. But with proper diet, you could actually lose weight and keep your hormones in check. If you're looking for a way to lose weight without exercising, then follow these diets:

1. Drink plenty of water

2. Eat a lot of proteins

3. Don’t cut too much carbs.

4. Eat lot and lots of fruits and vegetable

5. Chew your food and swallow thoroughly

6. Don’t skip breakfast

7. Eat less during night

8. Avoid unhealthy foods

9. Avoid alcohol

10. Avoid tobaccos

What are the exercises to lose weight for 45+ women?

If you chose to do light exercises, then its excellent. Following exercises are helpful in increasing metabolism. Thus, they help on losing weight 

1. Burpees

2. Squats

3. Glute kicks

4. Lift dumbbells

5. Light treadmill

The best and breeziest exercise you could do is walk daily. Form a group of walk buddies and walk anytime you want.

How long does it take to pounds? 

If your following these diets and exercises regularly, you can actually see the differences in 8 weeks. Losing weight above 45 years is not impossible. But it's not easy too. You must follow proper diet and exercises if you want to see visible changes. And these are good for health conditions like heart diseases, liver diseases, etc. So, think of these exercises and diet for long term. It’s a win-win situation, right?

How to lose belly fat at 43?

Losing belly is always a difficult task even if you’re a teen, adult or elderly. Many people try to lose their weight and succeed in everything except belly. Like come on, just flatten out please? Losing belly fat is a totally different topic. 

To lose belly fat, you should do exercises that strengthen abdomen and back. Follow these exercises,

1. Burpees

2. Mountain climber

3. Dumbbell overhead lunge

4. Flutter kicks

5. Lunges

6. Bicycle crunches

7. Bench hops

As for the diet, the routine diet is recommended:

1. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables

2. Drink plenty of water and stay re-hydrated

3. Avoid sugary products

4. Avoid unhealthy and junk foods

5. Avoid alcohol and tobacco

6. Eat dark chocolate daily (Its crazy, I know right? It's okay to give ourselves a treat every day if it's good for our health) It helps our heart and avoid related risks. 

Why is it difficult to lose fat on your waist?

Different areas of our body have different amount of fat. Our thighs have more fat compared to our arm. Our buttocks have more compared to calves. It's all due to the function they serve. 

And another reason is hormone. Hormones plays an important role in adding fat and masses in some areas of our body. As a result, depending upon location, the purpose, the type of cells and hormones, some area are just hard to lose weight.

One important site includes the waist. Losing fat around waist is difficult once gained. Although it's difficult, it's not impossible. 

Nearly 3500 calories is required to burn off 1 pound of fat in our body.

Exercises to reduce waist size:

1. Planks

2. Side bend

3. Waist twist

4. Waist crunch

5. Bicycle crunch

How much should I walk every day?

As I mentioned, it's very beneficial to walk every day. Walking provides a lot of advantages. It helps in increasing social interactions. Walking is good in keeping blood pressure in check. It controls normal resting beat of heart too.

So how much should I walk every day? Answer is simple. As much as you want. You can walk around your streets, or around your neighbourhood or even the park. 

Walking for 30 mins can burn off 120 calories. It might be insignificant. But think how much you can burn off if one regularly. Not only does it help in reducing weight but it reduces the risk of heart diseases, strokes, diabetes, etc.

Is gym suitable for people over 45?

As much as I want to say gym is good for women above 45 years, it's recommended to stick with light exercises and diet. Gym might cause complications and that’s the last thing we want for a healthy life. Gym just cause unwanted waste of energy, time and money. Instead of them, sticking with the above steps are highly beneficial.


So, while following these steps, you can see differences in your lifestyle in no time. You might glow sometimes. Remember ladies. We always strive for the best. Few pounds and fats are not going to stop us. With the determination and passion, we can achieve anything and everything. 

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