I didn’t make it to the gym this morning but went for a short 1 mile stroll. I’m looking forward to kickboxing tomorrow. I am down another pound! Woo hoo!
I’ve read that people over 50 have a slower metabolism so it’s harder to lose weight. Strength exercises help increase metabolism and muscle mass so your body burns more calories even while at rest. Livestrong.com adds to that and says that:
the frequency and amount of food eaten affects how quickly the food is converted to energy. Skipping breakfast gets the metabolism off to a slow start. Eating large, infrequent meals causes metabolic rates to slow down, keeping the food longer, as if in a starvation mode. Eating smaller, more frequent meals allows calories to be converted more quickly to energy and increases metabolism. Proper nutrition habits include following food pyramid guidelines. Focus on nutrient-rich, and fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
I’m trying to not skip breakfast and will eat smaller meals. 🙂