10 Often Overlooked Ways to Lose Weight After 50

Gone are the days when cardio was the only answer. As we age, our muscle mass naturally diminishes, making resistance training crucial.

Embrace Resistance Training

Capsaicin, which is found in chili peppers, can help your body burn more calories and fat. Also, food that is spicy can fill you up faster.

Play with Spices

It's easy to forget how powerful a good night's sleep can be. Regular sleep can help the body fix itself and build muscle by balancing hormones that control hunger.

Prioritize Sleep

Pay attention to your food instead of the TV or computer while you eat. Enjoy every bite. This will help you know when you're full and keep you from eating too much.

Dive into Mindful Eating

It sounds simple, but recording what you eat can be incredibly revealing. You’ll start to see patterns, like emotional eating or late-night snacking, that can be addressed.

Keep a Food Diary

Intermittent fasting (IF) means going back and forth between eating and not eating. This can help keep insulin levels in check and burn more fat.

Experiment with Intermittent Fasting

A lot of the calories you don't see can come from sugary drinks and booze. You can cut down on drinking that you don't need to by switching to water, green tea, or seltzer.

Rethink Your Drink

It might sound funny, but laughter can actually burn calories. Plus, the endorphin release can combat stress hormones that encourage fat storage.

Laugh More!

Being with people who share your values can motivate and excite you. Find your tribe. It could be a walking club, a dance class, or a group that helps people lose weight. 

Join a Club or Group