There’s no doubt about it, weight ages a person. Lots of people are of the belief that it has the opposite effect and that extra lbs. fill out the cracks and wrinkles making you look younger. Well I have to strongly disagree. I’ve had the opportunity to witness hundreds of clients reach their weight loss target over the years, many of those are women in their 50’s and it has to be said, they look fantastic when they lose excess weight.
If managed correctly weight loss shouldn’t make a person look gaunt or unhealthy. It should get rid of excess fat with no loss of muscle mass. On my programme it has often been commented by clients that they feel as if they are just a “reduced version” of themselves, and that’s the way weight loss should be.
Weight loss for people over 50 can have many health benefits, including reduced blood pressure and cholesterol, the alleviation of knee and back pain. Not to mention a potential reversal of type 2 diabetes.
Therefore there’s no reason why anyone over 50, let alone women including myself shouldn’t be capable of losing weight and feeling fantastic in the process.