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Do You Really Need to Give Up These 5 Foods?

Family eating dinnerAfter I turned 50, the post-menopasal pounds started piling on. I pretended to exercise by buying an expensive membership to an equally expensive gym, and I kept on eating pretty much whatever I wanted. A perfect “Post-50 Perfect Storm” was in the works.

Luckily I got hold of my senses and decided that moving my body more and changing what I ate was the smart solution. The end result was that I lost the 15 lbs. I had gained, and six years later, they haven’t come back. What did I do?

Simple: I gave up a few things and replaced them with foods that are better for me, and in most cases, more delicious. But, don’t view this as a diet, because it’s not. Eating certain foods instead of others has become a way of life for me, and I find that as I inch my way towards my late 50s I have more energy, stamina, and strength than I did before.

Try your best to remove these foods from your kitchen and your body. None of them have any real nutritional value, and all of them can wreak havoc with your metabolism and blood sugar level, possibly causing you to gain weight, or at the very least, stop you from losing any. But, whatever you eat, make sure you keep an eye on portions.

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And remember this: We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it.

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