Eating Healthy at Midlife
If you're like most midlife women, you may have noticed that your jeans are getting, well, a little snug. And your middle, well, a bit more noticeable. Don't worry. You're not alone. It's not unusual to gain weight during this time of your life. You face a double whammy—slowing metabolism and shifting body composition as muscle declines and fat increases.
But face it, the changes in your body could also be the result of less time spent walking the dog, more energy-saving devices, the gourmet dining club you and your partner joined or that nifty sandwich shop that opened next door to your office.
You know what to do to lose weight. Cut out the junk, up the fruits and veggies and increase your physical activity. But what you may not know is just how you should be eating these days to benefit not just the scale, but your overall health. Here's what we recommend: