If you checked in last time, you’ll know that we talked a bit about how to adopt the right mindset before diving headfirst into a strict exercise routine or diet for shedding the pounds men over 40. We talked about the importance of commitment, and if your mind isn’t in the right place, you’re likely to fail.
If you think you’re in the right frame of mind to transform your body, however, read on, where we will reveal the next key step.
Next Steps in Shedding the Pounds Men Over 40
You might believe exercise is the main thing you need to do in your journey of shedding the pounds men over 40. While exercise does play its part, it is in fact nutrition which mainly determines your rate of weight loss. In fact, up to 80% weight loss can be achieved by nutrition alone.
You may be thinking at this point that you have to eat restrictive diets and excessively count calories. The truth is, you don’t. Losing weight through better nutrition is all about adopting better behaviours which you can sustain long term. Look in any tabloid newspaper or lifestyle TV programme and you’re likely to hear mention of the latest fad diet. Granted, they may work, but for how long can such a diet be sustained before you’re fed up of it?
Eating a better diet is in large part, common sense. After all, you already know which foods are good for you and which are not. It’s all about making sensible choices. When you’re in a restaurant, choose the salmon dish instead of burger and chips. Be consistent in what you are eating and you will begin to lose weight in a sustainable way that you will enjoy, rather than feel tortured by.
If you’re not sure how to get started with better nutrition or meal planning, take a look at the Meal Plan for Men Over 40.