The 5 Best Ways to Lose Weight After 50

Dr Nick Fuller
Leading Obesity Expert at the University of Sydney and founder of Interval Weight Loss.

Are you concerned about weight gain as you get older? You're not alone. As we age, it becomes harder to maintain a healthy weight. But don't worry — our weight loss program can help you drop those extra kilograms and keep them off for good. If you’re looking to kick-start your journey to a leaner you and don’t know where to begin, this blog post will outline 5 simple strategies to lose weight after 50. 

Is it harder for a 50 year old woman to lose weight?

Losing weight can be difficult at any age, but it can be especially challenging for older adults. As we age, our metabolism slows down and we tend to lose muscle mass, both of which make weight loss more difficult. In addition, many older adults are dealing with health conditions that can make weight loss more complicated. For example, arthritis can make it difficult to exercise, and diabetes can make it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. That said, there are some simple strategies to lose weight after 50. Following a weight loss program that includes healthy eating and regular exercise can be effective.

How do you get rid of belly fat after 50?

Losing weight after the age of 50 can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. These 5 simple approaches will help you get the number on the scale moving again:

1. Don't crash diet

Quick weight loss programs may give you results in the short term, but they're not sustainable in the long term. Plus, they can be dangerous for your health. Our weight loss program is scientifically proven to prevent the weight regain that comes with other diets.

2. Make small, sustainable changes to your diet

To lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. This means eating fewer calories than you burn each day but it doesn’t mean depriving yourself. Cutting back on sweets, processed snacks and sugary drinks can help you reduce your intake. Prioritise whole foods, making sure you're getting plenty of protein, healthy fats and fibre. Check out our weight loss recipes for inspiration.

3. Get active

Exercise is an important part of any weight loss program. It helps to burn calories and build muscle mass, both of which can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. As we age, we tend to become less active. So make a point of getting moving every day, even if it's just a brisk walk around the block. Every little bit counts! 

4. Get plenty of sleep 

Quality rest is essential to any weight loss program, particularly for those over the age of 50. This is because sleep helps to regulate vital bodily processes, including hunger and metabolism. By getting good quality sleep each night, you can take advantage of these weight loss-boosting effects and achieve your goals. 

5. Be patient

Weight loss is a process, so be patient and consistent with your efforts. It takes time, especially if you've been carrying excess weight for many years. Staying motivated is key — set small goals and reward yourself when you reach them. Keep a journal of your progress and share your successes with friends and family.

How to lose weight the right way in your 50s with Interval Weight Loss

If you're looking for a weight loss program that's effective and sustainable, look no further than Interval Weight Loss. Our unique approach combines the latest scientific research with delicious weight loss recipes, making it easier than ever to heal your relationship with food, repair your metabolism and reach your ideal body weight. 

If you’d like to know more about the program before you sign up, feel free to consult our handy resource section or contact us with any questions.

About Dr Nick Fuller

Dr Nick Fuller is the founder of Interval Weight Loss and is a leading obesity expert at the University of Sydney with a Ph.D. in Obesity Treatment. Dr Fuller is also the author of three best-selling books and his work been published in top ranked journals in the medical field, including JAMA, Lancet and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.