As the body ages, metabolism and activity levels slip downward because the individual a) has reached a comfortable level in life emotionally, spiritually and financially.
They are content! i.e. 'Let's rest a bit, shall we?', b) may not feel as frisky as they did in their younger years due to health issues - including weight issues. There are also hormonal adjustments that can attribute to weight gain, as well as health issues such as diabetes or thyroid.
Therefore, go for the gold in those golden years! MAKE that special CONSCIOUS effort to move, move, move. The individual may even discover that those stubborn bowels are suddenly 'more on the move' as well, a chief complaint in older turtles.
Add more fibrous foods to the diet to accelerate weight loss. Wheat germ, prunes, nuts, fruit - they all add up to good things for the body.
Slimming fashion tip: Ix-nay on kangaroo pockets.
Whether working or playing in the hot outdoors, hydrate to avoid Prune Cloning.
During summer months (or the warmer months for Southerner's) pack water when exploring hot spots such as the beach and areas where concrete is poured. These types of environments draw heat.
Slimming Swimsuit Tip: darker swimsuits create a slimmer illusion.
Clothing is one's camouflage! A badly fitted garment or an unflattering style of garment can add 10 pounds OR more to one's shape.
On the other hand, a garment that flatters can take away that 10 pounds OR more.
Lose the weight while you're still young!
You'll have less skin sag, less wrinkling, less stretch mark damage and you'll save a lot of wear and tear on body parts.
As a note, achieving unwanted weight loss at any age can be beneficial to one's health.
Blast the fat from your diet tip: cut back on butter and margarine; try to use half of what you normally would.