Remember the old phrase, “build a better mousetrap, and the world will be beating down your door’? If that proverbial mousetrap came in the form of a diet regimen specifically for women over 50 years old was created, it would be a no-brainer decision for me to jump on board.
Well, allow me to introduce you to PLATE. Made for women in their prime, it balances food and nutritional levels to help keep us healthy, and, best of all, there’s no calorie tracking. Here’s the scoop on the ONLY diet plan designed for women over 50 – PLATE, as well as how it works, what it costs, and answers to your questions.
Disclosure: This post on the weight management system, PLATE, is for informational purposes only. You know your body best, so if you read the information below and decide it’s for you and that you want to consult your physician, I’m on board.
I explained it a little bit above, but just to reiterate, PLATE is a weight management program that takes the guesswork out of your food and daily nutritional intake. Created with the help of Dr. Kathryn Waldrup, she has 35 years of treating and working with women in all stages of their lives. So she’s well aware of the hormonal torment we go through as we age and how it puts our bodies out of weight, especially when it comes to keeping excess weight off.
There’s no way I could mention PLATE and not talk about the cool acronym it stands for:
Just a bit of body science for you, but if menopause wasn’t tortuous enough, once it’s all said and done, we’re prone to have our metabolism plummet anywhere from 10% to 20% with each passing decade. Yeah, so that essentially means that even if we keep to the same amount of calories we took in before menopause, the lessening of our metabolisms will cause us to pack on the pounds.
As we age, our bodies require more calcium, protein, and fewer calories due to the hormonal changes I discussed earlier. And something I didn’t know until I began researching PLATE, women are more likely to become lactose intolerant, so it offers dairy alternatives. That’s pretty cool to know that we can still get our calcium in a non-vitamin form if we choose.
Sure, there are plenty of questions; I have some, too. But essentially, using the acronym above, you’ll be following an eating plan while reducing your window of eating as well. So, if you’re the kind of gal that likes to snack all day up until bedtime, you will need to adjust your habit. For me, I eat up until dinner and then call it a day, apart from water and ice.
For those of you gorgeous ladies that are vegetarian or vegan, no worries: PLATE provides both meal examples and recipes to help you stick to your plan. If you want to read some real-life stories of how it has changed folks for the better, there’s an honest PLATE testimonial page to check out.
Also, if you need help losing weight (and who doesn’t?), PLATE offers private coaching with the weight loss app. If you’ve struggled to lose weight, now is the time to take the journey with a health expert that can help you reach your goals.
You and your PCP know what’s best for your body, so before you make any major diet change, always consult your doctor or ask your dietician before you dive in.
As with the normal structure for a plan, the more you pay in advance, the less it will cost per month:
If you do decide it’s not right for you and want to cancel, it’s a hassle-free system. All you have to do is log into your account, go to account settings, and click on cancel. Easy peasy.
And should you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, all you have to do is contact [email protected] and expect a speedy response.