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GrandmaJuly2...

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Posted: 12 Sep 2015, 09:06
Anyone over 65 having issues with slow metabolism? I eat good foods, fruits, veggies, protein but can't seem to lose much. Have gained mostly around middle and backside...just started over again with Fat Secret and am hoping for better results this time. I am walking 2 miles/day right now and hope to increase it as time goes on.
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Posted: 12 Sep 2015, 16:46
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Javadali

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Posted: 13 Sep 2015, 08:14
Hi July 28! I'm 64 and had had metabolism issues for years. (I suffer from hypothyroidism and have been on Meds since 1995.) Good luck with the challenge and increasing your steps! I hope that is your answer!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 13 Sep 2015, 11:47
Agree totally with Jan. Start some strength training in addition to your walking. Try a quick warm up walk or cardio workout in early am to boost your energy throughout your day. I'm 66, sorry unless there is a medical reason ie:Java, a slow metabolism is a myth. Your body responds to nutrient dense foods and exercise. I do take vitamin D for SADD and a high potency B complex as I eat little meat. I've lost 60+ pounds and have gone from sedentary to working out almost everyday, what a difference in my energy level.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
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Posted: 13 Sep 2015, 19:54
Congrats on your weight loss Jeri!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 13 Sep 2015, 20:08
Thanks but Sorry Java, I cannot comment on you as you have nothing posted re: progress.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 13 Sep 2015, 20:12
Grandma, you have 2 days posted so far on your diet calendar. Terrific that you are posting. Get rid of the processed. You are eating lots of sodium and chemicals. It may help you a lot. Try all natural no processed.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
GrandmaJuly2...

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Posted: 14 Sep 2015, 07:58
I have been on synthroid for years because of my hypothyroidism....but never struggled with weight gain like this is specific places until the last 4 years. I know exercise, fruits and veggies plus good protein are the answers....I will keep on keeping on and I'm grateful for your concerns...."mama said there'd be days like this!!"Laughing
evasplan

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Posted: 14 Sep 2015, 09:21
Try doing some cardio before breakfast. Makes your body use fat stores for energy. Eating several small balanced meals also helps. I eat every 2.5-3 hours to keep my metabolism fired up. Trick is small and balanced carbs/fat/protien And no carbs after 6pm can help too. Keep up the good work!!
oldbutterbal...

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Posted: 17 Sep 2015, 20:23
I am 73 and I have found Intermittent fasting (IF) has helped
My matabolism. I'm not real strict with it. Also I avoid sugar.
Grandma hope this help.
GrandmaJuly2...

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Posted: 17 Sep 2015, 20:36
Thank you for that suggestion. I'm having issues with cleaning out my system...very sluggish. I eat lots of fruit and veggies...salads, so thought that would help too. Nothing so far. I don't like to use laxatives. Been drinking lots of water. I think once I actually start to lose regularly this might clear up? Anyway, I can do partial fasts, but not all day fasts. Health reasons. Will give it a try. Sure can't hurt, right? Be blessed!
oldbutterbal...

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Posted: 17 Sep 2015, 21:21
Grandma try taking magnisium at night. Will help with a sluggish system. If one doesn't work take 2 the next night. Lixative are too hard on old bodies. Good luck.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 17 Sep 2015, 21:54
I take 2 magnesium each night for migraine prevention, it definitely makes a difference. A word on magnesium take them after food or you may have some stomach upset. Add them slowly to avoid stomach issues. Sorry, I didn't realize that what you meant by slow metabolism. Add ground flax seed either in smoothies or just added into your food if it's not ground it will not help. Add whole grain bran wheat, oat, rice whatever fits your plan. If you are on low carb the lack of fiber can be a major issue. The bran can add carbs but most will be subtracted as fiber for your net carbs. If you are doing a low fat plan not enough fat can have the same affect flax seed can help or increasing your healthy fats,
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
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Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 06:24
Grandma. A suggestion - just check that you are not eating more fruit than your body needs. Extra sugar (wherever it comes from) will be stored as fat... Be particularly careful of dried fruit added to salads.
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wholefoodnut

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Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 08:04
Also dried beans and legumes add lot of fiber. Good nutrition and not many calories for the nutrients. The minimum federal RDI for fiber in women is 23 grams per day many health sites recommend more.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
heidij123

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Posted: 21 Sep 2015, 05:52
I'm 61. I used to think I had a slow metabolism. Now realise that we just tend to get less active as we get older, then we put on weight, which slows us down even more. It's a vicious circle. I now walk or cycle for 30-60 minutes every day, but still find I have to limit calories to about 1100-1200 per day to lose about a pound a week. I've started doing 5:2 fasting, which seems to suit me, but doesn't suit everyone. The main benefit I find is that I can eat more some days and make up for it by eating less on others, to give an average of about 1150 cals per day. I'm averaging losing just over a pound a week. It's going to take a while, but I know I will get there in the end! Good luck to you, and hope this helps! Oh, one other thing. I aim to get about 50% of calories from carbs, don't think it matters much when I eat them. It IS important however to LOG every little thing you eat and drink, every day, otherwise it's easy to let the calories creep up without realising. And yes, fruit does contain a lot of sugar, it's healthy sugar, but you can still have too much because of the calories. Nuts are very calorific, due to all the fat in them, so be very sparing with those.
Heidi
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