If you’re reading this, I assume you’re looking for advice on how to lose weight. Nice to meet you!
I’m writing from the perspective of someone who started losing weight at age 70 and found it surprisingly easy. As a result, I’d like to share my tips on how to lose weight at 70 so that you can take joy in your new, slimmer self too!
When it comes to weight loss, many people think it’s about diet and exercise. While these are important factors, the psychology of a slimmer you is just as important. You need to believe in yourself and be confident that you can achieve your goals. Studies have shown that after about seven months of following my plan, Dr. Phiming Choi reported that study participants had significant increases in their self-esteem and decreases in their body-checking behaviour. So, with more confidence comes a more positive attitude, which can lead to increased motivation to lose weight!
Don’t Listen To Naysayers
It’s easy for people to say, “You’ll never lose weight,” or, “You’re trying too hard.” Instead of letting these comments knock you down, respond with, “Thank you, but I’m doing this for myself, so I’ll keep trying.” When you lose a little weight, the people who said it won’t work for you will probably have a change of heart. So, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or that it’s impossible to lose weight. You can set your mind to it and work hard, and you’ll succeed!
Make Weight Loss A Family Affair
Even if your parents, spouse, or siblings don’t want to admit it, they probably admire your newfound confidence. If you’re still living with them, make them part of your weight loss journey too. Invite them to join you for one of your workouts and try on some of your newly acquired fashions. When someone in your family supports and encourages you to lose weight, it can boost your confidence and help you stay motivated.
Try Something New
I’d been saying for years that trying something new can help you lose weight. After losing over 11 kilograms in the first six months of 2019, I can definitely vouch for that! When I decided to take up dance lessons, it changed the way I looked at exercise. Before I knew it, the pounds were starting to disappear!
Join A Gym
If you find that exercise helps you lose weight, why not join a gym and take advantage of their equipment? Working out in a gym has a variety of advantages. You can walk while you work out, which is great for those chilly winter nights. Some gyms also have swimming pools, which are great for those hot summer days. Just ensure that you use the right gear, which you can get at the gym. Some equipment, such as the weight bench, requires you to be in a certain position, which can be difficult without a spotter. Having a gym membership also gives you access to a health professional who can help you get started on the right foot. Just remember to bring your ID and membership card every time you visit the gym. If you forget, you won’t be able to use the equipment and you’ll have to wait till later. Your membership will also be due for renewal at the end of the year, so be sure to think about this too.
Evaluate How You Feel, Not How You Look
Just because you’ve lost weight doesn’t mean that you’ve healed completely. You still need to care for your body as you would have before the surgery. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to keep track of how you feel on a daily basis. If you’re feeling good, that’s all the motivation you need to keep going! Sometimes we get so absorbed in trying to make ourselves look a certain way that we forget to focus on how we feel. So, if you’re finding it difficult to sleep at night or if you wake up in the middle of the night with pain, it’s time to put your health first and get some help. Even if you’re not ready to acknowledge it yet, your doctor probably knows how to help you.
Losing weight at 70 is possible, and it’s within your grasp. All you need is the will and determination to succeed. You don’t need to be afraid to try something new and different. If you follow my advice, you’ll be on your way to slimming in no time! Good luck out there.