Whatever your age, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight -especially in old age. Diet has a very close connection with your weight. If you are overweight, you should try to lose weight so that it does not affect your digestive process and health.

In this article, you will find nine easy practical ways & tips to lose weight after the age of 60, even 70.

Try to lose fat

If you want to lose weight, the healthy way is to start by shedding fat without losing muscle mass. Avoid foods that are rich in unhealthy fat and sugary products. Don’t overeat. Have healthy meal portions – they are good for your digestion.

Have protein-rich foods

Include lots of protein-rich foods in your daily diet. These foods are good for weight loss and easy to digest. 

Have a look at this most comprehensive protein guide

Have lots of water

As we age, the hypothalamus becomes desensitized, leading to the loss of thirst. But, to lose weight healthily, you need to have adequate water. What is sufficient varies from person to person and the environment where you live. A thumb rule is to drink at least one or two liters of water daily. You can use a water bottle with measuring levels and set the alarm for drinking water. This is an effective way to ensure you drink enough water throughout the day.

Have a good diet

It all begins with a healthy diet. Eat foods that are low in carbs and high in fiber. Avoid processed, fatty foods and opt for foods that are easy to digest. Also, altogether avoid sugary & aerated drinks and cut back on caffeine. Follow a healthy meal plan for weight loss.

Read here scientifically proven ways to lose fat naturally 

Do strength training

Strength training is one of the best ways to lose weight.

Read here Strength training for seniors

Go for walk

The simplest & safest way to lose weight is by choosing to walk. You heard that right. A simple daily walking routine helps you lose weight and keeps you healthy and fit.

Related: How you can make walking more effective

Simple stretching

You can do simple stretching exercises to lose weight. If you enjoy physical activity and have flexibility, then stretching will not only help you to lose weight & stay healthy but also improve your joints’ range of motion and balance.

Related: Stretching for Seniors 

Practice yoga

Yoga is another excellent option to lose weight. You can do simple yoga poses regularly to lose weight. Regular practice of yoga will also keep you healthy. But choose poses that are comfortable for you. If you find any yoga poses uncomfortable, then avoid doing those poses.

Be patient & positive.

You cannot lose weight overnight at this age. Over 50, weight loss is a gradual process, so you need patience with weight loss. So, be patient, and the results will be great. Also, don’t get discouraged if you can’t do strenuous exercises. Read this to lose weight without doing exercises.

About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq, is ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He Renu Bakshi - Fitness Buffhqpassed Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, the USA, obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says: “For me, age is just a number!”

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