A nutritionist has shared how to lose 10 kilos before Christmas, depending on your age.

Cheree Sheldon, Healthy Mummy nutritionist, stated that it is harder to lose weight as you age, but not impossible. Therefore, it is important to adapt your exercise routine to your needs to see results. 

Ms. Sheldon stressed the importance of setting’smart goals’ for yourself that are specific and achievable. She recommends that you avoid vague goals. 

It’s more like a stage in life than a set age. She said that post-puberty is a time when we need to eat and train differently than postpartum and after menopause.   

Cheree Sheldon, Healthy Mummy nutritionist, said that losing weight becomes more difficult as you get older, but not impossible. It’s important to adapt your exercises to your abilities to see results.

IN YOUR TWENTIES 

Ms. Sheldon stated that people in their twenties often place more importance on their appearance than their health.  

She suggested that this motivation could be used to encourage long-lasting healthier habits, such as a reduction in alcohol consumption or a greater home cooking habit.   

Instead of drinking soft drinks, opt for low-calorie beverages. 

Ms. Sheldon also suggested drinking water between drinks to “be kinder to you liver” and stomach, and to help you lose unwanted weight. 

You can also achieve your dream body by sticking to a low-carb, high-protein diet plan for eight weeks. 

Those in their twenties should focus on healthy habits by cooking at home and consuming less alcohol in order to shed weight fast

For those in their twenties, it is important to focus on healthy habits such as cooking at home and consuming less alcohol. This will help you lose weight quickly. 

Zoe Terry, 28, (pictured) managed to lose an incredible 41.7kg in nine months by focusing on a low carb, high protein diet and exercising regularly

Zoe Terry (pictured) lost an amazing 41.7kg in nine month’s time by following a low-carb, high-protein diet and working out regularly. 

IN YOUR THIRTIES 

Whether you’re juggling parenthood or work commitments, focusing on your health by meal prepping in bulk at home is one tip suggested by Ms Sheldon. 

Many women may also be experiencing a postpartum period during this decade, and naturally will notice a lot of bodily changes. 

She explained that the pelvis has widened which means that your hips will look and feel different.

“This is not a reason to stop you from losing the excess fat that naturally accumulates during pregnancy. Instead, embrace your body and put your efforts into making it stronger and more healthy. You have just created another human! 

If you're wanting to drop excess kilos, meal prepping and pilates are a great way to do so over a short period of time

Pilates and meal prepping are great ways to lose excess weight in a short amount of time.

Pilates and meal prepping can help you lose weight quickly. 

Kaitie, 30, is the Meal Prep Queen. She lost 21kg and credits meal prep for her success. 

“I am a busy mom of two with limited time and a freezer full is a great way to save money and not have to eat out on nights when you don’t have the time. Ms. Purssell said.

Meal prep queen Kaitie Purssell, 30, (pictured) lost 21kg and credits meal prepping for her success

Meal prep queen Kaitie Purssell, 30, (pictured) lost 21kg and credits meal prepping for her success

IN YOUR FORTIES  

During your forties your body often experiences hormonal changes when entering peri-menopause. 

To decrease your risk of developing osteoporosis as you go through change, it’s important that you include resistance exercises and muscle strength training in your workout routine.

Ms Sheldon stated that you are at risk of developing insulin resistance and thyroid problems. Therefore, a diet that is low-moderate GI foods would be ideal. 

“Some women find that a lower-carb diet is more suitable for them at this stage of their lives, while others find that a Keto diet works well for them.

Strong bones and muscles will be of great benefit to you for the next 40 years of life if they are strong now. 

During your forties your body often experiences hormonal changes when entering peri-menopause, and so Ms Sheldon recommended (stock image)

During your forties your body often experiences hormonal changes when entering peri-menopause, and so Ms Sheldon recommended (stock image)

Mum Melissa Timmer (pictured) was able to lose a massive 40kg by following the KETO meal plan on Healthy Mummy App

Mum Melissa Timmer (pictured) was able to lose a massive 40kg by following the KETO meal plan on Healthy Mummy App

IN YOUR FIFTIES

It’s important to be focused on your strengths and abilities once you reach your fifties, when you have entered menopause. 

To stay in shape, you may need to eat lighter meals with fewer calories. Ms Sheldon advised that you be mindful of wine and cheese time and to limit your intake when socializing.

Exercise to your full potential, but don’t be hard on yourself. You can still enjoy the activities that bring you joy at this stage, but you might need magnesium to help with muscle stiffness.

What are the best ways you can lose weight based upon your age? 

20– Develop healthy habits and make home-cooked versions of takeout meals. 

30 Balance work and family life by focusing on yoga, pilates, meal preparation  

40 – Eat a low-carb, high-protein diet and focus on muscle strength, resistance, and resistance training

50Avoid injury by eating lighter meals and focusing on your strengths. 

Source: The Healthy Mommy