Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
it’s monday, ladies, the traditional day of starting afresh. it’s the most popular day to head back to the gym or start a diet. there’s something about the promise of a new week that helps us with the fresh start effect. with summer’s arrival, many of us are rethinking our health, especially after 2020. many readers have written sharing that Covid-10 or Covid-15 weight gain is real and ask how can i lose weight fast? to which i answer, there are no shortcuts to a healthy lifestyle. it’s one step at a time. but y’all know how much i love FASTer Way to Fat Loss and the mastermind female entrepreneur behind the program Amanda Tress. if you haven’t read my interview with this hardworking mama, please read that post here.
one reason i love this program is that it changed my life. yes, i grew up in the era where we were told to exercise more and eat less. it was all about calories in and calories out. who cared if the calories came from chips or candy? as long as you hit your daily caloric intake, you were just fine. and while you’re at it, go ahead and load up on one-calorie sugar-free diet sodas. right? wrong! and to make matters worse low fat and low carb became part of our vocabulary. because these were the enemies when it came to losing weight. i like many of you, adopted this thinking into my meal plans. if i indulged at a birthday celebration or a Christmas party, then i hit the gym – hard. that extra exercise would naturally burn off those extra calories. ugh! when i think of what i put my body through, it makes me cringe. it wasn’t until i was 59 that i wrapped my head around the fact you can’t out-exercise a poor diet. and that many of our auto-immune diseases can be traced back to poor nutrition. it was FASTer Way to Fat Loss that taught me the importance of both a healthy diet and an effective workout routine, which is why i am always happy to share this program!
above January 2018 | below June 2021
after the age of fifty, things begin to change in our bodies. fifty-one is the average age of menopause. once we hit postmenopausal (twelve months without menstruating), we produce less estrogen and are at a greater risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and depression. which is why it’s more important than ever to take care of our bones, stay active, eat right, train our brain, get enough sleep, have a healthy gut, and treat our skin with kindness. there’s still so much of life to live. we need strength and endurance to chase after those grandbabies and walk the streets of Europe with travel plans back in action. for half a century or more, we’ve earned confidence and wisdom that comes along with aging. now it’s time to enjoy every minute of it. healthy habits will help us live our happiest days.
while it’s easy to gain weight after the age of fifty, it isn’t impossible to lose it. if you are interested in improving your eating habits, the next round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss begins Monday, June 28th. this is the program that retrained my body and soul. now instead of asking how can i lose weight fast? it’s all about how can i fuel my body properly? but you will lose weight on this program! so if you’ve added a few pounds this past year and wonder how can i lose weight fast, this post is for you. which is why i share FASTer Way to Fat Loss all. the. time. it helps your body burn fat fast. there are thousands of women who have gone through this program who are living testimonies.
exercise is also key, especially if you’re asking how can i lose weight fast. it benefits our bones, muscles, and heart. staying physically active also keeps our brains young. the hippocampus (the part of the brain associated with memory) shrinks as we age, leading to cognitive impairment. but research shows that exercise can lead to an increase in the hippocampus, even if it’s only a forty-minute brisk walk several times a week. but we should incorporate three types of exercise into our routine for optimal health:
strength training to develop our muscles and increase our bone density, which is critical for the prevention of osteoporosis. the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism becomes. strengthening your muscles surrounding and supporting joints will prevent injuries. stronger muscles better hold your joints in position. many of you ask how i can wear heels at the age of sixty-two. it’s simple – weight training, which keeps my legs strong. if you don’t use your muscles, you will lose them. so go pump some weights.
cardio exercise gets our hearts pumping and large muscle groups working. cardio exercises our hearts and can also help lower blood pressure. regular physical activity can also help lower blood sugar and help regulate insulin levels. and it can help boost your mood. there’s nothing better than a sweaty workout to get those endorphins flowing. ’nuff said.
low impact workouts like yoga or pilates help increase our flexibility and posture, which leads to better balance. both are wonderful exercises to incorporate for toning and strengthening all of the muscle groups.
this program is based on eating whole, clean foods, and it’s something i can do for life. it is a gluten-free and dairy-free program, but i know lots of women who have had success without being dairy-free. and you can drink wine or a cocktail as long as it fits into your macros. eating well and not starving myself makes my body happy! ladies, the only way to age with grace, strength, and beauty is with a healthy lifestyle that starts with a healthy and stable weight. if you need help and encouragement, the next round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss starts June 28th.it’s not a program with pre-packaged foods that you buy for a month, stick to religiously, lose weight, then go back to your old habits and gain weight. slimming down starts with our mouth. so cleaning up our diet and cleaning it up for good is a top priority. FASTer Way to Fat Loss will do just that. FWTFL will teach you how to incorporate intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and exercise into your life.
all right, ladies, thanks so much for reading this post. a healthy lifestyle is near and dear to my heart. this blog is dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty. of course, y’all love the outfits i put together, but if there’s one thing i’ve learned, it’s that no outfit will look good if the person wearing it isn’t healthy. since January 2018, i’ve supported a program that teaches women and men how to achieve a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise, which is why i keep sharing FASTer Way to Fat Loss. it works. it changed my life, and it can change yours.