Its easy to reduce our consumption of candy and sweets when you make the replacements really cool! For example, you can Go Green this Easter with a Green Easter Basket! This year, along with a few traditional items of chocolate and jelly beans, we are going green with special (young) plants! Featured here are Gardenia ‘Frostproof’ (Gardenia Jasmine), Lady of the Night (Brunfelsia gigantea), and Corkscrew Flower (Vigna caracalla). Each of these are known for one or more of the following: beauty, length of bloom, quality of fragrance produced.
I could drop weight fairly easily in my 20s. Calorie reduction, fiber, water and a little more exercise was all I had to focus on. In my 30s, it got a little harder. So, I learned about lowering fat and carbohydrate intake. That worked well for about 10 years.
Then, around the age of 45 or so, Peri-menopause was in full swing and my metabolism had retired! I'd have 900 to 1200 calories of protein and complex carbs, with just 5 - 10 grams of fat a day for weeks on endand NOT lose one pound. Exercise would keep me toned up, but it would not help me lose weight.
The Weight Loss In Steps program shares with you what I'm learning to be able to be finally losing weight. This plan is very simple and flexible, yet highly effective. You decide which steps to take when (there are ten), and what dials to turn up or down (there are five).
Weight loss can be acheived in simple, palatable steps, EVEN as we women get older!