A lot of people, ok, most people – start to gain weight around 40. It’s always been attributed to age. But really, at this point, you’re no longer chasing the kids around. You’re not worried about your kids getting a balanced diet. So a lot of people just tend to get lazy and not care much about what they eat. We spend all of those years taking care of everyone else – and then when we can finally enjoy life and do things we weren’t able to do before, we let ourselves go to pot. What sense does that make?
If you want to have any quality of life – keep eating fresh foods. Don't fall into the frozen dinners trap. There's no excuse to not take the 15 minutes or so to make yourself something good to eat. If you won't do this, then don't complain about how your body is falling apart and all that. Its a choice.
Sorry to sound harsh, but I see this so much and it drives me nuts!
I know a lot of people have a TV in the kitchen, and it sort of takes the place of eating with someone. Here’s some tips to make sure that doesn’t add on the pounds-
Place the portions on your plate and take only the plate to the table.
When you’re done, get up and clean up the kitchen.
Instead of heading to the living room to watch more TV, spend time with those hobbies that you didn’t have time for when you were raising your kids! Painting, gardening, beadwork, sewing, woodworking, fishing, golfing, whatever you wanted to putter with and didn’t have time for.
What have you always wanted to do?