Trying to maintain a healthy diet can be difficult for women as we age. It is not uncommon to experience weight gain during menopause.
It’s important to remember that the majority of us will never look like those models on TV and in magazines. What is important is that we maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Consider the following:
- Drink lots of water
- Eat 5 serves of vegetables every day
- Eat 2 services of fruit every day
- Avoid high sugar drinks, like sodas and fruit juice
- Limit fast food (especially fried foods)
- Get at least 30 minutes exercise every day
Fad diets will not serve us well. We need to fit our diet with our lifestyles, and this means being able to eat out occasionally, have a drink now and then, and eat a piece of cake when we want. Good health and a little physical activity is what matters. We can maximise our natural shape and appearance by dressing for our body shape.
Before embarking on a radical diet, be sure to consult with your doctor or relevant health professional.
Websites of interest:
The Heart Foundation BMI Calculator Body mass index, or BMI, is used to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height. It is useful to consider BMI alongside waist circumference, as waist measurement helps to assess risk by measuring the amount of fat carried around your middle.
Model My Diet Weight loss simulator: What you may look like at certain weights
The Goddess Diet (or non-diet)