One day it happens...you look in the mirror and your belly has gone fat. You suck it in, then it comes back out, maybe even to rest on your thighs a bit.
What went wrong and how did it happen without you even noticing it?
It's too bad we didn't appreciate our bodies more during our younger days.
We all would have been wearing a lot more bikinis (or Speedos for the men) if we knew what was just around the bend at Middle Age Boulevard!
If you are like most of us, as you age it gets harder to maintain a healthy weight and physique (often shape is a better predictor of health than actual weight).
The things that used to work in the past fail us now.
It's so easy to feel bad about yourself with all the media-induced notions of what we should look like. But we all do want to look great, don't we? And you can. It is NOT too late.
The goal is to be the best you can be. That means getting real about:
As we age, we develop more fat - dangerous fat - around our abdomens. Especially women who are searching for menopause remedies that have caused their bellies to become fat.
Add in exposure to xenoestrogens, excitotoxins, poor diets, less exercise, fewer hours of sleep, increased cortisol...and we have all the ingredients for a belly gone fat.
Abdominal fat is so insidious. It is associated with a host of illnesses and diseases. Humans simply were not designed to have rolls of fat hanging around their frames. And belly fat isn't only dangerous, it looks horrible.
As you get older keeping in shape and feeling healthy is not going to happen without a bit of effort. I found that out after having surgery induced menopause at the age of 40. I completely feel your pain.
However, if you are willing to begin to learn about nutrition and start exercising for real, then you can do it!
Put down that spoonful of peanut butter you grabbed in secret from the cupboard.
Swallow your MUFAs and eat a slice of Ezekiel bread.
Let's get that fat belly under control.
“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.”
~ George Bernard Shaw