4. Say “No” to diets
Low-calorie diets can actually decrease the rate of your metabolism for good. When not getting enough calories, your body tries to conserve all its energy and, as a result, it saves calories. If you turn to those crash diets repeatedly, your metabolic rate will never go back to normal.
Also note that a 1,200-calorie diet (and less) will help you lose weight, but the weight you lose is muscle tissue, not fat. And since muscles burn more calories than fat, losing muscle tissue will only make it difficult for you to maintain your weight.
5. Choose clothes that add to your confidence
The way you look influences the way you feel and the way others perceive you. This especially concerns clothes. Try to choose those that accentuate your best features and hide imperfections – for instance, low waist jeans may not be the best choice as they can shorten your legs and draw attention to the waist without highlighting it.
6. Monitor your health regularly
Aging can also bring health problems such as hypertension and osteoporosis, making it more difficult to stay physically active.
Regular medical check-ups help you stay healthy and enjoy every day of your life. Before you even notice, you’ll generate your very own positive cycle of things: good health gives you the possibility and will to exercise, and the latter makes you feel healthier and happier.
7. Start as soon as possible
Do you think you can put on some pounds now and lose them some time later? Forget it! Just like brushing your teeth twice a day, you should introduce healthy habits to your life as soon as possible. This way you won’t have to worry about extra pounds in the future.