Thursday, May 26, 2011

Weight Loss Tips for Women in Their 30's, 40's & 50's From Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz is a walking wealth of knowledge and information,  and he has recently shared a few easy ways to help lose those extra pounds no matter what age you are:

30's: In your 30's it's important to eat foods that will increase your metabolism.  Eating 1/2 cup button mushrooms every 2 days, 2 tbs of pine nuts 3 times a week, and taking 2 tbs of balsamic vinegar with every meal will help speed up your metabolism.  Sounds like a salad with mushrooms, pine nuts and balsamic vinegar for the dressing may do the trick.  Another great way to speed up your metabolism is a low calorie drink made up of 8 cups green tea, 1 sliced tangerine, and a generous handful of mint leaves.

40's: In your 40's weaker muscles do not burn fat as they used to so your body needs more protein to aid in muscle production and the burning of fat.  Eating 2-3 cups of Roman beans per week, 5oz of Salmon twice a week, and as much Broccoli Raab as you desire will help build stronger muscles.

50's: In your 50's your body actually burns 200 calories less per day than when you were in your 30's.  This is due to estrogen loss.  Eating flax seed daily will help compensate for this loss.  Try sprinkling flax seed over greek yogurt with blueberries or add low fat granola and a few dark chocolate chips along with the flax seed. 

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