Age-Related Weight Gain: 3 Ways to Manage Weight Gain Because of Aging by Susan Bowerman, M.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND
It almost seems like one day you wake up and wonder when the fine lines, gray hairs and early-morning stiff joints decided to sneak up on us. Aging gracefully is easier to embrace when we live a healthy and active lifestyle, but there are some things we can all do to manage age-related weight gain.
- Pound for Pound, Muscle Burns More Calories Than Fat: The more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns every day, even when you’re resting.
- Include Plenty of Protein From a Variety of Sources: In order to support muscle repair and growth, be sure to include plenty of protein in your diet. Plant sources of protein, such as peas, beans, lentils and especially soy, which is a complete protein, offer healthy and affordable options to meet your daily needs.
- Take Charge of Your Diet: If cooking is a chore, seek out quick, healthy recipes, and always cook extra so you can put food away for another meal.
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