Losing Fat After 50 | Q and A #521

Episode #521 When you’ve got goals, and they include losing fat after 50, it can be tricky to navigate and determine what’s going wrong. With hormone fluctuations, you can see the scale go up by 5 lbs in a day. Look, that’s not fat. It’s water weight.

Likewise, don’t get all excited (but we do) when you lose the 5 lbs of water weight.

It wasn’t fat gain and it’s not fat loss. 

I’m answering a listener question today, from one of our program participants. It’s all about losing fat after 50. Whether you’re in a Flipping 50 program or not, it can happen to you. 

“I lost 10 lbs and 4 inches in the first 12-week program but now I’m stalled. What can I do?”

If you lose weight without monitoring body composition, you can easily have a false sense of success. You may be surprised to know you could be a smaller size at a higher weight and enjoy eating and energy better than trying to starve or exercise your weight to something you can’t sustain and that causes a loss of muscle.

Seriously, losing muscle after 50 is a huge loss. 

It’s like the stock market crashing.

But the good news, unlike the stock market, you’re in control.

These things will cause muscle losses:

  • No weight training 
  • Not lifting weights to muscular fatigue.
  • Eating inadequate protein-protein need increases if you’re reducing calories in an attempt to lose weight. 
  • Failure to plan your meals and exercise nutrition. (blood sugar and corresponding insulin spikes increase fat storage and squash any other thing you might be doing to increase it)
  • Long endurance training. (moving? Yes. Walking and hiking and golfing? Yes? But not necessarily long runs that will increase cravings for foods that will spike blood sugar).

The 12-week STRONGER program is currently closed. It will open again in March. Currently though if you have 20 or more pounds to lose, the Fit U program is a good fit (pun intended) for you. This program is designed for losing weight after 50. I’ve rounded up all the science on exercise, nutrition, and mindset to help you and tucked it into one program.

This month too, I’m sharing a masterclass (we do them monthly, and if you’re receiving our emails, you’re aware of them already. Join us here)

Those replays are only sent to those who register. So, keep an eye on your email and our social media to be aware of the topic each month related to menopause, or losing fat in menopause.  

Resources Mentioned in this episode: 

Fit U

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