By S A Nickerson
Special Health Correspondent
That’s just what my friend Annie exclaimed recently, along with a few choice words I can’t repeat here . . .
Like someone awakening from a decade-long coma, Annie surfaced to what she now calls the “middle-aged fat attack” with mixed emotions.
First, disbelief . . .
“How could I not have noticed THIS until now?” she mourned as she tugged at the love handles bulging from her waistline . . .
“It’s like having that dream where you’re walking around with no clothes on and hoping nobody notices” she said.
“But of course they notice — they’re just too polite to point it out to you. And knowing that,” she confides, “now I feel totally humiliated by how I look.”
Next, Annie got mad . . .
“How could John have let me get this plump without saying anything?” she asked me indignantly.
Defending her husband on the topic of Annie’s weight gain didn’t seem a prudent course of action, given her black mood.
Instead, I asked her:
“Have you taken a really good LOOK at John lately?”
A sweet, mild-mannered man, John — from the looks of him — had also succumbed to the same stealthy middle-aged fat attack that had so cruelly stricken his wife.
This Unsightly and Unhealthy Middle-Aged
Fat Attack Is Very Sneaky
In this letter, you’ll see how it often goes undetected for years.
You’ll discover techniques to fight the battle of the bulge that seems to become even more difficult with aging.
But don’t worry, because you’ll also see how you can overcome this handicap to drop pounds — and body fat — easily and naturally with help from leading health and weight experts and the latest scientific research . . .
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But let’s first return to Annie and John, and their story. Perhaps you can relate . . .
Despite John’s blooming “beer gut,” he wasn’t much of a drinker — just a few here and there when the big game was on TV.
And it’s not like John or Annie sat around and binged on buttered popcorn, potato chips, or Twinkies.
They’re just ordinary 50-something folks, eating an ordinary diet.
Annie’s next reaction to her discovery of the middle-aged fat attack?
Denial . . .
“I’m nothing like those people you see down at the all-you-can-eat buffet. Those people are REALLY fat. I’m just a bit overweight.”
This phase only lasted until Annie came clean about her measurements. She’d been a size 8 when we met way back when. But now that number hovered between a 14 and a 16.
Unfortunately, by the time she visited her doctor, Annie felt totally down in the dumps.
She was shocked after seeing the three-digit number revealed by the weight scale. (I can’t share this number with you — she swore me to secrecy.)
But her doctor, being the kindly sort, did not wag a finger at Annie in judgment, like some doctors do.
He merely looked more closely at her chart, and pointed out that her weight had slowly and gradually crept up on her to the tune of about five pounds per year over the last decade or so.
He wasn’t surprised one bit. He sees it every day . . .
While you may already be uncomfortably aware of those extra pounds, they often go unnoticed and overlooked with so much else in life going on:
- Marriage, babies, and child-raising
- Career stress and sit-down jobs
- Too little time to exercise
- Bad advice, even from well-meaning friends
- Fad diets and fast food
- Physical changes taking place during middle age for both men and women
By the Time You Get to 50-Something,
the Deck Becomes Stacked Against You
Well, whatever you do, don’t blame yourself.
As with any problem, looking back is NOT the answer. It’s time to look ahead — starting right this moment. Because sometimes the solution to the problem is simpler than you ever dreamed it could be.
In fact, this educational presentation reveals what you must know about the middle-aged fat attack . . .
And how to overcome it without the hassle — and certainly without punishing yourself.
So I’d urge you to keep reading:
- If stepping on your bathroom scale makes you cringe . . .
- If your clothes feel tight — and that “middle-aged spread” has forced you to buy a larger size . . .
- If you want some extra help to lose that spare tire or muffin top . . .
And if any of these things are true for you, well, you’re in good company.
That’s because according to the government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) of 2009-2010 . . .
Nearly 70% of Americans Are at Least Somewhat Overweight
And if you’ve tried to drop that weight before and failed, it’s not your fault . . .
Because losing those extra pounds, especially around your waist, is not the same when you’ve hit your middle or older years.
First off, you likely have a very different mindset.
While you might need to slim down, I’m betting you don’t dream of having a bikini body anymore.
And obviously, you’re not some teenybopper worried about impressing Johnny at the school dance.
You’ve grown up, and unfortunately, maybe out a little.
Most importantly, you know that extra weight you carry is not just a beauty or body image issue . . .
Carrying Around Extra Weight Is Also a Critical Health Issue
You have more at stake — and much more to lose.
So you hate it when your doctor nags you about all the potential problems that go along with those added pounds, especially around the belly:
- Added stress on your organs
- Blood sugar and insulin concerns
- Unbalanced metabolism
- Less lean muscle mass
- And more
At least you can leave “skinny jeans” to the teenagers, and shaking a perfect-sized booty to the 20-somethings.
I’m betting you just want to be healthier, look younger than your age, have more energy and zest for life, and stop spending money on a new, larger-sized wardrobe every few years.
Of course, no one wants to be seen as a frumpy matron or pot-bellied middle-aged man, and it might be nice to rekindle that romantic spark with your spouse.
Perhaps you’d like to feel at least neutral, if not somewhat satisfied, when you look in the mirror — even without your clothes on.
But who wants to go through the pain, agony, and expense of having your fat sucked out or your stomach stapled?
Or take those drugstore diet pills that may cause unwanted side effects or amp you up with unhealthy stimulants — how crazy is that?
But what if you could lose those extra pounds simply and naturally — and still treat yourself now and then to your favorite “forbidden” foods?
Well, fortunately, you’re in the right place. Because in a moment, you’ll discover why losing weight in midlife is different . . .
You’ll discover how to tell in 10 seconds if your weight has risen to the point where it’s a health risk . . .
Plus, you’ll see the health risks of being a “pear” or an “apple” when it comes to your style of fat accumulation.
More on that in a moment but first, I’m sure you’re probably a bit skeptical when it comes to losing weight.
Because, let’s face it . . .
Unless your weight gain is very recent, in the past you’ve probably tried dieting, tried exercise, perhaps even tried various pills, potions, or gizmos — and come away disappointed.
Maybe even heavier.
But fortunately, you’re about to hear some simple strategies to help you drop 10, 20, or even more of those unwanted pounds.
Before we get to that, you first need to understand . . .
Why Middle-Aged Weight Gain Is Different
As the Mayo Clinic warns, increasing age contributes to a loss of muscle mass. This means fat makes up a bigger percentage of your weight.
And when it comes to your metabolism, this becomes critical: Muscle tissue burns at least three times as many calories as fat.
So the less muscle mass you have, the fewer calories you’ll burn, making it harder to lose weight or even maintain the same weight.
Then, with middle age, women tend to undergo a redistribution of fat from the legs, arms, and hips to the belly or abdomen.
Let’s talk a bit more about that belly fat you’ve probably been hearing a lot about in the media.
What most people don’t know is that there are two kinds of belly fat:
First, there’s the unsightly fat pad just beneath your skin (the subcutaneous fat) that jiggles when you poke it. Obviously, you can see this type of fat.
But more detrimental to your health is the fat you can’t see: the deeper visceral fat surrounding your internal organs.
It’s more detrimental because visceral fat actually produces hormones and other chemical substances that increase your risk for health concerns related to your cardiovascular system, your blood sugar, and other body systems.
You may already know you have too much belly fat just by looking at yourself in the mirror.
If you are unsure, you simply need to measure your waist with a tape measure.
Just measure your waist size after exhaling (but don’t cheat and suck in your stomach).
Belly fat also creates an “apple” shape to your body rather than a “pear” shape.
As you’ve heard, gaining belly fat weight around the middle (having an apple shape) correlates more highly to the health risks we’ve already discussed, particularly concerns related to blood sugar and metabolism.
But according to Dr. Marie Savard, who has written a book about the apple and pear shapes and their relationship to health, being a pear comes with its own health issues.
Pear-shaped women store their weight mainly around the hips, thighs, and buttocks. This can put too much compression on veins and lead to bone thinning.
So what are you supposed to do during midlife to slim down and lose that belly or hip fat?
Well, here are five all-natural tips from leading experts in healthy weight management:
Healthy Weight Tip #1
Reframe the word “diet” to give it a different meaning than you did when you were younger. When most people think of “diet,” they think of struggle and deprivation.
However, diet is merely what you consume regularly.
You can make a few simple changes with a huge impact on your weight — and your health — without undue suffering.
For instance, cut out most of those desserts and sweets. Eat them only on special occasions. You’re an adult — this small change won’t do you in!
If you are a soda drinker, substitute with plain water garnished with lemon, or add in just a hint of pomegranate or other juice for a bit of flavor.
If you are a junk food junkie, well, it’s time to make more meals at home, or at least pick the least processed, the least grease-laden, and the most vegetable-loaded selections you can find on the menu.
You’ll find many more tips on specific diet plans in your own
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Healthy Weight Tip #2
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Water is not only essential to life, but it also acts as a natural appetite suppressant and metabolism booster.
A research study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports:
Drinking about 16 ounces of water increases metabolic rate by 30% in both men and women.
As the researchers noted, this makes water drinking-induced fat burning a useful component of daily energy expenditure, particularly during weight-loss programs.
So up your water intake! Just remember: Sugary and caffeinated beverages don’t count . . .
Healthy Weight Tip #3
Keep moving to maintain as much muscle mass as possible.
As you heard earlier, with aging comes a loss of muscle mass.
Unfortunately, the less muscle mass you have, the fewer calories you’ll burn, making it more difficult to lose weight — or even maintain the same weight.
Exercise causes the releases of hormones that promote healthy muscle mass. And while any exercise is better than no exercise, all forms of exercise are not created equal.
The best form of exercise to prevent this loss of muscle mass is resistance or strength training, using weights, machines, elastic bands, or other devices.
Aerobic exercise is great for your cardiovascular system, and can help with your overall weight loss, but doesn’t do as much to preserve your lean body mass.
The government Centers for Disease Control (the CDC) reports:
“Strength training is crucial to weight control, because individuals who have more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate. Muscle is active tissue that consumes calories while stored fat uses very little energy. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.”
Healthy Weight Tip #4
Use a food diary to reveal your own hidden weight triggers.
A recent study by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research demonstrated that participants who used a food diary more than five days per week lost almost twice as much weight as those who didn't.
And even better, they kept the weight off.
Simply write down everything you eat and drink for at least 1 week — but ideally longer. You may be surprised by how much information you gain about your habits and eating patterns.
Experts believe that food diaries work primarily because they heighten your sense of personal accountability, crucial to any positive lifestyle change, including weight loss.
Healthy Weight Tip #5
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You may be thinking that caffeine is the reason behind the effectiveness of green coffee bean. However, that is not the case . . .
While coffee is obviously jam-packed with caffeine, making yourself jittery with multiple cups of coffee will not help you lose weight.
The coffee plant’s effects on weight loss are now attributed by many researchers primarily to the compound chlorogenic acid.
Unfortunately, traditional brewed coffee is not a good source of chlorogenic acid, as the roasting process removes most of it, along with many other healthful compounds.
Chlorogenic acid seems to inhibit an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphatase, which plays an important role in blood sugar metabolism.
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According to the University of Maryland Medical Center:
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EGCG or epigallocatechin is the main active polyphenol antioxidant in green tea. Research indicates that the EGCG and caffeine in green tea increases the amount of calories your body burns at rest.
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