Those Creeping Kilos

One of the things that happens to many of us as we get older is the feeling that someone in the night comes and adds kilos to our bodies. In particular, a little spare tyre around our middles.

I call it creeping because it actually takes quite a while for you to add a kilo or two of fat around your middle. You don’t gain weight from eating just one big meal you actually gain weight when you consistently have more energy in (food) than energy out (activity).

Did you know that you need approximately 150 calories a day less in each decade after your 20’s? Add to that the fact that you become more sedentary as you age and it is no wonder it creeps on.

Of course as you pass the magical middle age line of 50 as a woman you have the added complication of our changing hormones which for some of us makes it even harder.

Take heart there are lots of simple things you can do. Sometimes we just need to make some small adjustments to change the balance.

You need to know where to look. You also need to take some time to think about your daily habits, see just exactly where you are, and where you can make some adjustments.

The Fit N Fifty Plus Healthy Habits Checklist is designed to get you thinking, and working out where your habits might be contributing to the creeping kilos. Just put aside 10 minutes and you will be amazed at what you might find out about your life and your habits.

Of course the questions are also tips for what you might do to improve, either your intake or expenditure, in small ways that can make a big difference.