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  1. Hey,

    This is a very important article and one I think my Dad would be very interested in.

    I have forwarded your article on to him and advised him to comment. If he has any questions then he will get in touch.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work on your site.

    All the best,

    Tom

    • Kerryanne

      Thank you for reading it Tom, and for forwarding it to someone who could actually benefit from it!
      I’m looking forward to hear from him, should he have questions, or just share his experience!
      Thanks!

  2. Great information on how to lose weight naturally and still remain healthy. The idea of losing weight fast can deprive your body of nutrients which is counterproductive as it affects your health. It’s no surprise that a person puts back the weight they’ve lost in no time.Losing weight this way is difficult to maintain and can impact your health overtime. Losing weight the healthy way is a better option. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kerryanne

      Thank you for reading and evaluating it! I myself tried many years ago the fast weight loss, so I have a first-hand experience on the bed side of it. That’s why I advocate the healthier approach, for everyone, but especially for the elderly, as for them, it can bring even more benefits.

  3. Satz

    This is fabulous information, I really like the detailing on every aspect. I also feel keeping ourselves hydrated is very important. Sometimes, thirst masks itself as hunger. As you get older, you may not be as quick to notice when you’re thirsty, It is said that you should get 64 ounces of water a day. You can drink it or get part of it from foods that are naturally rich in water, such as cucumbers and tomatoes. If you’re not sure if you’re getting enough water, check your urine: It should be pale yellow.

    • Kerryanne

      Hello Satz, thank you for the great comment full of additional info. You are right, underhydration is one of the most common mistakes older people can do. They either don’t feel the need to drink, or do not feel thirsty, or they think they are having enough if they have a bowl of soup and so on. However, it is very important to be hydrated, at any age, and especially when older. Even mild dehydration can impact the brain’s ability to function to its full potential. Drinking enough water on the other hand helps biological processes in the body, can lower the heart rate, speed up the recovery from a physical activity and prevent illnesses. And yes, you can always tell by the color of the urine if you are underhydrated-it will get a deep amber shade which will go away as soon as you balance the liquid intake.

  4. That was a good and very informative article, not only for elder people, but for everyone. Healthy eating habits, is something that we should adopt at a young age.

    • Kerryanne

      You are absolutely right-we should! But, as we know, it happens very rarely and most of us grow up with bed eating habits, which are only fortified by almost everything around us as we grow and grow older. At some point we usually become aware of the need for a change and then a helping hand, even if in a form of an article is more than welcome. At least, that’s what I’d like to believe.

  5. Greg

    Wow, what a complete system to help all people, especially seniors, lose weight. I have been finding more and more reasons to keep oily fish in my diet. Thanks for the great info. I love that you provided even meal ideas.

    • Kerryanne

      Thank you for stopping by and reading it through. It is a very wise decision to have oily fish in your diet, as it is loaded with vitamin D, protein, some B vitamins and selenium, but most of all it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are the good type, good for your health.
      When someone is only starting to implement changes into diet, the biggest concern is not always the overall change, but the question: What exactly and how much of it to still be on the safe side. That’s what I tried to address-hopefully it will help someone.

  6. Thanks for the very complete reminder of all the things I should be doing and more. I’m sure like many people who are working from home now my daily routine which naturally included 50 minutes of vigorous walking as part of the commute, in addition to walking between building multiple times a day – has now stopped. I have maintained the daily habit of stepping onto the bathroom scale at the same time in the morning and in a similar state of undress so there is no fudging the numbers. In my experience this has proved a vital tool. Now that my weight is steadily just about where I am happy to keep it I can see when the needle starts to edge in the upward direction and I know to cut down on something. Another motivator I found very useful to lose weight was a calendar and pen next to the bathroom scales so I would record the weight every day. I noticed over the years that every time my spouse found a reason to bury the scales somewhere inaccessible, my weight would go up. So this is something I insist on. I feel I have the weight under control. Now it is a question of getting the exercise. Thanks again and best regards, Andy

    • Kerryanne

      Thank you for the nice comment! Suddenly not walking briskly an hour a day may quickly show on a body, but it seems you found a good way to prevent it. When trying to loose weight, it is not a good idea to visit the scale each and every morning as it can be frustrating. BUT, when maintaining it, it is a very good habit, as you can react immediately and keep it under control, instead of piling up on weight and then having to deal with a whole lot more, which is always way more difficult to even start with. The record is also a good thing, it can be very motivating. As a matter of fact it is excellent when trying to loose weight as well, only the frequency can’t be more than once a week. Keep the good habit, wish you all the best with it.

  7. Hello, this is a great article and I agree with most of your information, especially about the types of foods that should be eaten.

    I have personally once lost 100 pounds, in 6 months, by following a program called Bright Line Eating where you cut out all forms of flour or sugar apart from whole fruit and a few other things that don’t impact the brain the same way. You also structure your meals and plan ahead, which is a bit more challenging for some people.

    The founder of the program has a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, her name is Susan Peirce Thompson. She does say, and this is widely misunderstood. Although exercise has many health benefits, there’s actually little in the way of scientific evidence that it helps people to lose weight.

    It uses up more of your willpower (unless you have an established exercise routine) which you need to stay away from the wrong kinds of foods, much more important. You’ll also be lower in energy until your brain adapts to the removal of the sugars and other addictive foods, so exercising might actually make it harder to stay on the plan.

    Anyway, keep up the good work. I really enjoyed the article.

    • Kerryanne

      Thanks for popping in and reading it! WOW, a hundred pounds in just 6 month, that’s a lot. I’d be very interested in your experience, when did it take place and how have you been doing since then. As for the importance of healthy eating versus exercising in order to loose weight, the winner clearly is healthy eating.The combination of two would be ideal, but all the exercise in the world won’t help you lose weight if your nutrition is out of whack, I totally agree with you on that. And, as I wrote, our body can quickly put itself into survival mode if it feels threatened, either by starving or suddenly too much moving.
      So a moderate, graduate approach would be a key, I’d say. We haven’t built up that weight over the night, so we can’t expect it to go over the night either.

      • That’s right, it does take time. My weight loss started out pretty quick because I had a long way to go. Normally it’s not that fast. I think I lost 30 pounds in the first 35 days or so.

        I went off the plan after I got to goal weight, and gradually it increased again. I am back on the plan now, with about 80 pounds to lose this time. I still have a challenge of not wanting to stop eating after my 3 meals are over. But even when I eat extra, I don’t get sick nearly as often as I did. It will slow down the weight loss, but I’m sure the removal of sugar and flour will still cause some weight loss.

        • Kerryanne

          It is a huge, extremely fast weight loss, it must have been a difficult work! The thing which always gets us back the lost weight, especially the rapidly lost one, is that we rarely truly understand or accept that our eating habits have to be changed forever, not just until we reach our goal. Most of us can hardly wait to eat again all the food that led us to be overweight. After regain, however, you already know what is ahead of you, so I’m sure, once you reach your healthy weight, you will keep the rest off this time. Here’s to your success Bryce!

  8. This is a great article! I will definitley share this this with others! I’m not quite there yet, but not far away, so I’m sure I can benefit from this also.

    • Kerryanne

      Thank you for stopping by and for sharing, as well. I am happy if you could find something useful for yourself here!
      All the best!

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