Realize that as you get older, especially after menopause, your metabolism and food needs change. Most people gain about a pound a year between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five, and this is a common pattern as we age and do not adjust caloric intake to declining energy needs. Like me, you may need to consume fewer calories and perhaps exercise more to maintain. Yes, it stinks but it's worth doing!
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If staying in calorie range is the most difficult part of your journey, try setting a lower weight-loss rate so you will have a higher calorie range. Adjusting your goal from 2 lb/week to 1 lb/week makes is so you can eat approximately 500 more calories per day!
This higher range is more like maintenance, anyway!
In this quest for health, we need to be serious, but smiling will help ease tension. I found that my habits have caused my health to be the way it is. I made a huge improvement over my life by taking this important step. Step back and smile..You've come a long way baby!243
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