you Over 40…?
… find yourself looking in the
and saying to yourself, “I’m so fat!”
Believe me, hitting “middle age” is no picnic
in the park—especially for women! One day you wake
up, look in the mirror, and you no longer have the body you
used to have! The body habitus is just different after you
hit 40—some areas are bigger, some are smaller, some
sag, and others wrinkle. For those of you who have not reached
age 40 yet, you’ll know what we mean when you get there!
I recently received an email from one
of our Hauser Otter Diet successes. She is a 40 year old executive who is in
a very stressful job. She was expressing how she doesn’t
know how she let herself get to the point she is now. She
is typically a tall, lean, but strong woman, who loves to
cook, but struggles with gaining weight around her middle
section. Now, she says, she is just “plain ol’ fat!”
She wrote to me, “Well, I have no choice, none of
the new clothes I bought fit. I want to drop 20 pounds as
fast as I can, so I figure if I exercise, no fast food, increase
water, and do the Otter thing, I should be on my way! Yes,
I need to take back control of my life on lots of levels.
I used to cook all the time, now I have no energy by the
time I get home. It is sad to say the least…”
“I went through my Cooking Light magazines last night
for recipes and will be going through the pantry and fridge
to figure out what I have. I need to eat my own food instead
of fast food. I pretty much need to make a run to the organic
grocery store and stock up all over again. I went walking
on Sunday and that was good to get out. I just need to get
air in my tires and I can get back to biking…”
Does this sound familiar?
How often do we let our busy lives take control? I know I
struggle with this every day. When the alarm goes off at
5:00AM, I think to myself, “Oh, I’m tired,
I could just forget going out to cycle with the group today.” But
then my conscience says to me, “Get up, or you’ll
get fat!” Ha ha. But it’s true! It takes a
lot more work to stay fit as we age (for most people.)
We struggle with balancing job, home, kids, spouse, friends,
family, volunteer work, yard work, education, and everything
else that vies for our time. All of these things are good—but
if you don’t have your health, none of it will matter.
As we stated our e-newsletters before, many lifestyle-related
diseases are totally preventable by the foods we consume
and the activities we choose to spend our time doing. Heart
disease, high cholesterol, adult onset diabetes, hypertension,
and Syndrome X are preventable diseases.
If you have found that you have strayed from your Hauser
Diet plan, it’s time to get back on the fitness bus!
Come in and let us help you get back to basics!
Our emailer has the right idea! Here
are five tips for getting back on track!
Take back control of your life! It’s
up to you and you alone! Nobody can make you do it.
2. Do a kitchen overhaul! Get rid of junk
foods, sodas, and foods that do not fit in your Hauser
Diet plan. Throw these things away!
3. Go to the grocery store and stock up! Cooking
your own meals will not only save you a lot of calories,
but it will save you a lot of money! Put some meats in your
freezer, fresh produce in your vegetable bins, and some staples
on your pantry shelves!
4. Get back to an exercise plan. Now that
the weather is warmer, get out there—go outside for a brisk
walk, ride your bike, jog around the track, or go for a swim.
Remember, exercise is key to staying
fit as you age – it
helps prevent osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, high
blood pressure, and the list goes on…don’t you
want to stay active for life?
Exercise has so many positive
benefits: you actually feel more energetic, burn more fat,
rev up your metabolism, strengthen your bones and muscles,
maintain a positive body image, make new friends, socialize
with old friends, forget about the office, distress, and
I am sure you could think of 25 more….
Get Hauser Diet Typing! If
you have never gotten Hauser Diet Typing, you need to do it! You need to find out what diet
is best for your individual body. Just because your aunt
Susan did well on the Atkins Diet, doesn’t mean that
you will too!
If you have gotten Diet
Typing, but it has been a while
since you followed the diet, come in for a re-evaluation.
We’ll check your blood pH to see if anything has changed,
and help you get back on track!
If you woke up today and felt like you were fat and forty – it’s
not too late! There is plenty of time to make some significant