A fter losing nearly a third of his body weight over the past year and reversing his type 2 diabetes diagnosis thanks to a new diet and exercise, Tom Watson knows exactly what he used to picture in his head to motivate himself. Watson used to be one of them. At his heaviest, he weighed 22 stone kg , leading to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in late Reading the biographies of Labour politicians who had died in their 50s made him consider his own chances of longevity. He had tried diets before and failed to lose weight, but this time, like other men of his generation, he decided to take a more scholarly approach.
Q: My year-old father lives in his own home about miles from us. I thought he looked rather thin last time we saw him. Should I be concerned? Would you recommend he start drinking a supplement such as Boost or Ensure? A: This question comes up a lot for families. It is indeed very common for older adults to experience unintentional weight loss at some point in late-life. The brief answer is that yes, you should be concerned.
Many of us have experienced it firsthand: As the years go by, the pounds become more difficult to keep off. But have you ever wondered exactly why we experience weight gain as we age? Hint: Your eating habits actually aren't to blame.
What happened? Weight loss in your 50s and beyond is a different game and although you may feel as though shedding stubborn pounds is impossible, you can still lose weight. As long as you know what you know is standing in your way. You used to be able to eat like this, but not anymore.