Being a 50+ woman, I am seriously concerned about keeping my “D” in control, and getting my weight in control. I found this article this weekend, and thought, I don’t think this life is being very fair about how it treats us “old folks”. Are there members out there who are in their 50’s + and have found this more difficult in controlling weight and their diabetes?
" Weight Gain and Aging: How to Fight Back
A study of weight gain prevention in 284 women showed that women who maintained a healthy weight over a three-year period were more likely to:
- Carefully monitor food intake
- Avoid a loss of control of their diet (binging, for example)
- Not feel hungry
The strategies for combating weight gain as you age are the same you’ve used before:
- Count your calories
- Eat a hunger-busting diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats
- Keep fat intake below 30 percent of your calories
- Be physically active, at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week (more if possible)
Aging doesn’t mean you are destined for weight gain — just step up your diet and exercise routine to stay on track! "