Baby Boomer Beauty Blog
Sunday, January 3, 2016
In With the New...Off With the Old!
Happy New Y
many of us, kicking off 2016 means dealing with what
we picked up in 2015, like
those extra pound
By our age, we've all tried crazy fad die
ts that don't work, or we wouldn't be
back in this same boat! While there are no “quick fixes”
the best rule of
thumb to shed those extra pound
s safely and permanently comes down to
check with your doctor before starting any diet, e
a health condition. A check
-up to make s
ure your weight gain does
not have underlying medi
al issues too, lik
e a hormone imbalance, is
important and helpful!
Aside from a check-
up and counting calories, here are a few simple tips that
can add up to big losses!
1) Don't finish what's on your plate. Whateve
you leave on y
our plate will
not follow you to the scale.
2) Don't eat late. The more hours between your last snack and bedtime, the
3) Substitute your side dishes. T
ade something like tomatoes for those
buttered potatoes. Y
still be satisfied and you'll save
4) Cut back on sugar and cutout soda completely!
ll also need to increase your phy
yes… exercise. Don’t d
it! It can and should be fun.
1) Exercise with a partner! Neighbors, friends, or your significant other make
exercising more fun. My favorite exe
e partners are my gran
When your partners are 2 and 5, it means hula hoops, jump rope, dancing,
chasing or being chased by them. Children make won
derful partners because
they're always anxious to participate. R
emember though, there's a big age
difference, just because they can do something, doesn't mean we can or
should. Proceed with caution!
lking is a great exercise! Increase the distance each day and you’ll be
burning extra calorie
s in no time! Note: when your body gets used to a
routine it doesn't burn as efficiently
o every three weeks change yo
pattern or direction to keep your body and mi
Sports like tennis,
golf or swimming are great too.
3) Stretch, it’s i
mportant! Starting each morning with gentle stretching will
u limber and help to avoid injury
pecially before exercise. Be
mindful of surgeries or joint and back issues.
ner and good health permitting, sex is great exercise! It's good
for your health and great for your relationsh
A few minor adjustments and before you know it yo
u'll find yourself starting
2016 with a great body and a lifestyle you can actually maint
s column will focus on fa
vorite beauty tips. If yo
u have one yo
would be willing to share, I would love
to hear from you!
Please contact me at TimelessBeauty2020@gmail.com or www.fullips.com
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