Weight loss: Britons over 50 can lose weight by adopting three mealtime habits

Losing weight may seem like a near impossible endeavour – particularly for people in their 50s and above – but with a few simple lifestyle changes it’s possible to torch fat quickly and effectively.Certified Exercise Physiologist and weight loss coach Mike Cola took to YouTube to share how middle-aged people can slim down with some crucial diet choices.The fitness expert said: “If you’re over 50 and you want to lose some weight but you’re confused about what diet to follow and what foods to eat, I’d like you to try three things.”First, Mike told slimmers to make sure they are in a calorie deficit. One way to ensure this is counting calories. However, it may be easier to give yourself a smaller eating window.Slimmers have been given some key diet tipsGETTY IMAGESHe said: “If you fast for 16 hours every day and then give yourself an eight-hour eating window, most people will automatically eat less.”Next, the expert told slimmers in midlife to eat more protein, adding something from this healthy food group to “every single meal”.He explained: “When you eat protein, you’re going to feel incredibly satisfied. You won’t be hungry for hours, and you’re going to eat less.” Aim to stock up on protein-rich foods including lean meats, poultry, eggs, legumes, beans and nuts.Finally, Mike told middle-aged slimmers to rethink the way they structure their meals.He advised people to enjoy a “whole natural food diet high in fibre”. One nutritious meal the weight loss guru enjoys is four skinless chicken drumsticks – providing 50g of protein – a handful of blueberries, and chopped up avocado – for fibre and antioxidants.He stated: “Start structuring your meals like this and the weight is going to start falling off.”In another video, the expert shared his top tips for effective intermittent fasting.He said: “I always prioritise protein and fibre, while keeping calories under control whenever I eat.”Mike opts for flounder and sardines – both packed with proteins – arugula, avocado and berries, topped with pistachio nuts.LATEST DEVELOPMENTS


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