Anti-aging weight loss
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Anti-Aging Eating Habits for Weight Loss
As we age, it becomes harder for our bodies to maintain a healthy weight. Our energy levels decrease causing us to skimp on exercise; and as muscle mass decreases, fat storage ultimately increases. Since fatty tissue burns fewer calories than muscle tissue, you may need to make several dietary changes as you age to maintain a healthy weight.
Transitioning into an anti-aging diet can improve your health and aid with your weight loss efforts.
Lose Weight with these Anti-Aging Eating Habits:
- The first step to warding off weight gain as you age is to reduce your caloric intake. You can reduce your caloric intake on your own or participate in a medical weight loss low-calorie diet program. Medical weight loss diets can be combined with other weight loss tools such as HCG therapy to further enhance fat and weight loss. In addition to dietary adjustments, men and women should try to exercise on a regular basis to fight weight gain during the later years.
- Practicing proper portion control is another health habit to incorporate into your anti-aging diet. Reducing your portions for meals will help you cut calories and condition your body to feel fuller after eating smaller quantities. Most people also find they have more energy and generally feel better after consuming smaller meals instead of larger ones. Also, monitoring your portions can improve digestive regularity. All of these factors can improve your chances of combatting middle-age weight gain.
- You can also combat weight gain by introducing healthier foods into your diet. Find foods that are naturally low in calories and packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, like fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. Choosing to eat more healthy foods while cutting out unhealthy, processed ones like cookies, cakes, pastries, sodas and fruit drinks is beneficial for anti-aging and weight loss success. If you’re lacking in energy, you can add protein-packed foods like healthy fish or lean chicken to your diet to increase your energy levels.
Though it is harder to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight with age, it’s not entirely impossible. You can fight weight gain in your later years by incorporating some of these anti-aging eating habits into your lifestyle. Sometimes, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to achieve weight loss success—speak with your wellness doctor about how you can incorporate your weight loss efforts into your antiaging program.
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How to lose weight without gaining wrinkles
There’s a saying that goes, ‘At a certain age, you have to choose between your face and your ass.’ Often attributed to the French actress Catherine Deneuve, it rings true for us all.
Indeed, last year Jane Fonda admitted she’s 10lbs heavier than she’d like to be for the sake of her face and, when asked about dieting, Nigella Lawson once said, ‘If I lost 40lbs, I’d age 10 years straight away.’ While I don’t want to lose anywhere near 40lbs, I could do with losing a stone.
I’m a health writer, so I know more than most about weight loss. But I’m also a working mother of two young children with a weakness for lattes, kids’ leftovers and sugar fixes when I’m stressed (which is often).
The Single Most Important Piece of Anti-Aging and Weight-Loss Advice
The Most Important Anti-Aging Advice
Once when I was talking to someone about my book on aging and the actions that we can take to slow it, this person asked me what was my most important piece of anti-aging advice, if I had to put it in one sentence.
My reply: “Stop eating all the time.”
This piece of advice is also important when it comes to staying lean and/or losing fat.
Eating and Aging
The most robust (non-genetic) intervention known for prolonging the lifespan of lab animals is calorie restriction (CR). Animals that have their food restricted from 10 to 50% of that of fully-fed animals live much longer, in some cases 50% longer.
Many theories have arisen as to why CR increases lifespan. One theory is that CR results in less fat tissue, and that this is crucial to longer life.(1) Other theories have to do with repressed insulin signaling (2) and/or increased autophagy, the cellular self-cleansing process that rids cells of junk.(3) Likely all of these theories are related to each other mechanistically — you can’t have greater autophagy without reduced insulin signaling, which in turn leads to lower fat mass, for example.
I like to focus on autophagy, because this is a marker within our control to some extent.
Aging is characterized by a decline in the amount and amplitude of autophagy, which allows increased amounts of cellular damage and junk to accumulate.
Autophagy is strongly cyclical, rising and falling over periods of hours and days. Eating strongly decreases autophagy, and fasting increases it. I hope you see where I’m going with this.
If aging means less autophagy and more damage accumulation, and fasting increases autophagy, then fasting fights aging.
In fact, intermittent fasting is the most potent anti-aging strategy available.
Now, if we eat all the time, we never enter the fasting state and never up-regulate autophagy.
Eating constantly or every few hours, or “grazing” as it’s called, is one of the most potent pro-aging actions available.
So stop eating all the time.
How often does eating have to be to constitute “all the time”?
To answer that, it’s helpful to look at what people did in the old days — you know, about 40 years ago, before the obesity epidemic started. Or even more so, before the era of industrial processed food and cheap fast-food restaurants.
It was common for people to fast for 12 hours daily, from dinner in the evening until breakfast the next morning. Many mothers often told their children, “Better eat your dinner because there won’t be anything until breakfast.” My mom did anyway.
As we age, insulin resistance increases, fat tissue accumulates, and autophagy declines.
But we can fix that to a great extent by fasting longer than 12 hours. By 16 to 18 hours, autophagy proceeds at a rip-roaring pace, clearing out damage making cells young again.
Eating and Obesity
Obesity likely has many causes, all working together to produce it.
But one factor that doesn’t get enough attention is the frequency with which we eat. When we eat constantly, insulin never drops by much, and so lipolysis, the exit of fat from fat cells, can’t take place.
Contrary to popular belief, energy expenditure has not decreased in recent years and is similar in modern people to that of wild, non-overweight, mammals.(4) Westerners seem to expend the same amount of energy as hunter-gatherers.(5)
Hunter-gatherers of course eat different food from Westerners, but they also don’t eat all the time.
Furthermore, energy expenditure can increase with fasting.(6)
And our distant ancestors way back in the 1960s had a far lower rate of obesity while eating, in general, lots of crappy food. They weren’t interested in “health food”, but largely managed to keep obesity at bay anyway.
The lesson is clear, to stay lean and/or lose weight, stop eating all the time.
Current mainstream advice on losing weight seems to be to eat constantly in order to keep your metabolism up. (I say “seems to be” because I avoid reading mainstream health advice where possible — most of it is bad for health.)
In fact, the admonition to eat constantly, or graze, is the kind of BS weight-loss advice that’s perpetuating the obesity epidemic.
Can you really lose weight by eating more often? No, you can’t. Not only will someone who eats constantly fail to lose much weight, but he’ll promote aging and the diseases that go with it.
The Best Anti-Aging Foods to Add to Your Diet
Eat right, look younger—these seven anti-aging foods will boost skin health from the inside.
Best for Softening Skin: Pomegranates
This fruit is packed with vitamin C, which helps guard against the wrinkling effects of sun damage.an assistant professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, the juice in pomegranate seeds contains both ellagic acid and punicalagin. The first is a polyphenol compound that fights damage from free radicals; the second is a supernutrient that may increase your body’s capacity to preserve collagen, the subdermal connective tissue that makes skin look smooth and plump.
Best for Smoothing Fine Lines: Blueberries or Concord Grapes
Blueberries contain more antioxidants than almost any other food. Translation: They can give your skin extra protection against the skin-damaging free radicals that result from sun exposure, emotional stress, and even overexercising (especially running). Similarly, the dark purple skin and seeds of Concord grapes are loaded with polyphenols that may help keep your mind young and sharp. These powerful compounds help your arteries stay flexible, which may help improve blood flow to your brain.
Ideal dose of this anti-aging food: One-half cup of either violet-hued fruit every day will help to prevent the cell-structure damage that can lead to loss of firmness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Best for Firming: Kale, Spinach, or Swiss Chard
These vital veggies contain special phytonutrients, or antioxidant compounds, that help guard against damage caused by the sun. Spinach is loaded with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that have been shown to improve skin elasticity, according to a study in the journal Nutrients. Swiss chard leaves—and their leafy green cousins, kale and broccoli—are also packed with chlorophyll, a nutrient that can block the effects of cancer-causing chemicals.
Ideal dose of this anti-aging food: Every week, aim for three cups of either kale, spinach, or chard, or a combination of all three, suggests Newgent.
Best for Reducing Redness: Cold-Water Fish
Sardines, salmon, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which strengthen skin-cell membranes, helping keep moisture in. Consuming two servings of fish a week can reduce chronic skin inflammations, such as eczema and psoriasis. As a bonus, these anti-aging foods are one of the leanest sources of protein, helping you maintain and build muscle. Making seafood a regular part of your diet can not only keep your brain, heart, and skin feeling young, it can help you live longer. In a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, older adults with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood lived an average of 2.2 years longer than people with lower levels of omega-3s.
Ideal dose of this anti-aging food: No more than six 6-ounce portions a week to avoid mercury contamination. Vegetarian? Score your omega-3s from these sources.
Best for Diminishing Brown Spots: Green Tea
This healthy brew, says Dr. Jaliman, contains catechins (one of the most effective compounds for preventing sun damage like hyperpigmentation) and polyphenols (antioxidants that combat free-radical damage and may reverse the effects of aging). (Here’s more on the benefits of matcha green tea.)
Ideal dose of this anti-aging food: At least one cup a day to see results in as little as a month.
Best for a Dewy Complexion: Watermelon and Tomatoes
Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant linked to heart health, strong bones, and more. Both of these fruits contain the ultimate antioxidant, vitamin C, plus lycopene and potassium, which regulate the balance of water and nutrients in cells. Beyond being a stellar skin supplement, lycopene has been proven to help lower total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride levels in the blood. (Related: Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin C Skin Care)
Ideal dose of this anti-aging food: At least one to two cups of each a week.
Best for a Healthy Glow: Olive Oil
The “good fats” in olive oil are highly beneficial; they contain heart-healthy omega-3s, which improve circulation, leaving skin rosy and supple. The polyphenols provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power that can help prevent diseases linked to aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease. If eating this anti-aging food isn’t enough for you, putting extra-virgin olive oil on your skin as a natural moisturizer may also help prevent wrinkles thanks to its antioxidant content. (Related: The 30 Most Hydrating Foods on the Planet)
Ideal dose of this anti-aging food: A tablespoon a day, says Newgent.
More Smooth Moves
Fine lines, dark spots, and furrowed brows also can be repaired—or prevented—with some skincare basics.
Yes! You Should…
Wear an SPF 30 sunscreen every day, year-round.
Apply a weekly hydrating masque.
Eat fruits and veggies with a high water content, such as cucumber and apples.
Wear sunglasses—even at sunset—to prevent fine lines.
- Sleep on a satin pillowcase to prevent creases.
No, Please Don’t…
OD on at-home chemical peels (once a week is enough).
Pick at blemishes.
Try every latest, greatest treatment—skin likes routine.
Take too-hot showers.
Go out in the wind bare-faced.
What happens to your face when you lose weight?
Your skin stretches to accommodate extra fat being stored on the body. This is true for your face as well: Your neck, jaw, and cheeks will stretch as you gain weight. … A lot of how your face changes after you lose weight depends on your age, especially because skin elasticity weakens with age.
Does losing weight make you look better?
Losing weight can make you more attractive, experts say – but there’s a catch. Researchers at the University of Toronto have determined the amount of weightpeople need to gain or lose before others notice or find them more attractive – based on the way their faces look
What are the side effects of rapid weight loss?
Other side effects of rapid weight loss include:
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