While there are a lot of good reasons to join Prime Women’s new portion control PLATE, i.e., eating and living healthier, feeling more in control of your eating, sleeping better, etc., but these 5 reasons should motivate you to sign up today!
All you need to do is follow the portion sizes on your “plates” that you download once you become a member. You can cut them out and carry them with you until you become accustomed to how a portion control “plate” should look. Over time, you will automatically eat less food, lose weight and feel great.
The PLATE program allows you to eat all food groups, just in smaller portions. You can even indulge in an occasional cookie, cupcake, slice of pie and, yes, wine. Crash diets don’t work. Overly restricting your calorie intake, for even a short time, can cause your metabolism to slow. Couple that with an already slowed metabolism that comes with menopause and you are headed for a heartbreaking scenario. Maybe you’ve been there. You lose some weight and then you try to eat what you once did and you gain even more weight than you did before the diet!
If you are constantly wishing you weighed less, even if you aren’t on a diet, your life ends up revolving around what you will or won’t eat. It’s no way to live. Our goal at Prime Women is to help our target audience of women over or near 50, live healthy, meaningful lives. In a recent article we published, OLDER, WISER AND ROCKING THEIR 70S – POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE NEWS!, we talk about how women in their 70’s and even 80’s are still full of life, working and contributing at high levels across a wide variety of industries. You can be one of those women, too. It’s never too late to change your life.
You’ve heard for so long, you must eat breakfast whether you are a morning person or not. Not so according to Dr. Kathryn Waldrep, who collaborated with Prime Women in developing PLATE. Dr. Waldrep says there is good research around eating according to your circadian rhythm rather than the prevailing wisdom of eating within an hour or two of waking. Based on your circadian rhythm, your first meal might be at 9:00 am or it may not be until noon. Along with the circadian rhythm method of eating, there is a recommendation to work toward a 9 hour eating window that may help you consume fewer calories and extend your life.
Having a support group of women who are near your age may be the best reason to join PLATE. Not only will you have an accountability group but you’ll also have a host of women who will encourage and support you through this new way of living. Each group will have up to 10 women who have similar weight loss goals as you do. Since there’s also an exercise component, your group will be invaluable in encouraging you to work up to the recommended 10,000 steps a day and lifting weights. They will also have similar struggles and victories that will help spur you on to do what, perhaps you’ve never been able to do, and that is to feel in control of what and how much you eat.
We hope you will consider joining portion control PLATE. Sign up today and you will be assigned to your group and have access to all the diet recommendations within 24 hours. You’ll also receive recipes, meal plan ideas and tips to help you stay on the program and succeed. All for only $30 per month or $80 if you pay the three month commitment up front.
*Actual weight loss will vary based on your age, activity level and adherence to the program.
Consult your doctor before following any of the guidelines in this article, enrolling in this program or any weight loss program.
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