This week we are continuing with part 2 of our blog series regarding weight loss over 50 – despite what you may think it is not impossible, particularly if you are losing weight The Natural Way (if you missed part 1, click on the link: https://loseweightwithsue.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/why-losing-weight-over-50-is-not-hard-part-1/) . The Natural Way has their unique natural ‘solutions’ to body imbalances that may be impeding your weight loss – read on to find out more:
- You are more prone to insulin resistance as you get older: Insulin resistance means that we make more insulin when we eat carbohydrates. The effect of this insulin is ‘resisted’ by the cells so levels of that hormone tend to stay high throughout the day. This means your body is much more likely to store the excess glucose as fat (as insulin is the hormone which promotes fat storage). This is why people over the age of 50 are more prone to developing Metabolic Syndrome which can then lead to the onset of Type 2 Diabetes .
The Natural Way solution: Endocrave is the product of choice! The trace mineral chromium helps to regulate the blood sugar levels which can then aid with more efficient use of the insulin produced. The other important thing to do is to limit carbohydrate intake to just ‘good’ Low-Glycemic Index varieties. We have eating plans that do just that, so the food consumed on these plans will do little to elevate blood sugar levels.
- Stress: Balancing work / life, caring for grandchildren & planning for retirement can certainly increase your stress levels as you get older. More stress = more weight gained due to excess of cortisol produced. Cortisol encourages your body to ‘hang onto’ fat stores as this stress response hormone makes your body believe it may need the fat stores to ‘fight or flight’ the perceived stress – and this is where stress control is important.
The Natural Way solution: The Natural Way has an exclusive formulation designed to manage stress and anxiety. B+ Zinc & Passiflora contains the vitamins & minerals that are at risk of being depleted when you are under stress. The herb Passiflora is known for its anti-anxiety activity, so the combination is fantastic for helping to manage your stress levels (and subsequent ‘cravings’ that can occur when you are under stress). You should also try to regularly to take ‘time out’ and pursue some anti-stress activities such as yoga, meditation and / or exercise.
I hope you are enjoying this series – the final blog will feature next week. As you can see, you can lose weight no matter how old you are! We would love to help you and with more than 30 years experience, we know that your dream body can become a reality. Make a free appointment at your nearest clinic by phoning 1300SLIMMER (1300 754663) and find out more about how our program may be the solution to your weight dilemma.
Check our website: www.thenaturalway.com.au