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The “obesity epidemic” has become one of the foremost issues of the 21st Century but the focus has been on overweight children. In fact, obesity is growing more prevalent among older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC reports that more than 35% of the 60-plus population is obese.
But, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, the older we get the harder it is to stick to a diet. But there are a few simple measures we can take to avoid gaining weight and to start losing pounds. It’s a slow process, warns AMAC, but with a little patience and some determination, it can be done.
Eat more fruits and vegetables. Drink more water. Limit alcohol intake. Minimize snacking. Forget the habit of three square meals a day and adopt the routine of eating four or five smaller meals. But don’t skip breakfast; it’ll only increase your sense of hunger as the day goes on.