Diet For Over Fifties

Diet For Over Fifties

Celebrities have always seemed to represent the gold standard when it comes to weight and beauty, and this is perhaps one of the many reasons that people follow in their footsteps when it comes to dieting advice.

Starting an over 50s diet is a lot more exciting when you know there is a good chance that you are going to see results, so here are some of the world’s most beautiful women and their dieting selections for shedding those extra pounds.

Jenny McCarthy

Weight Watchers has been around for years, and it seems that actress and comedienne Jenny McCarthy has invested in the system and found a great deal of success.

According to the actress, the system allows you to eat just about anything you want – you simply need to record what you eat and keep track of the associated points.

Those who are on this version of an over 50s diet will get a specific number of points that they can use up each day, and they’ll need to stick to it until they reach their goal weight.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is a fan of the South Beach Diet and if her gorgeous body is anything to go by, this system must work.

According to the experts, this diet requires that you start off on a very rigid eating routine, which allows you to jumpstart your weight loss. If you plan on following this over fifties diet, you will not be allowed to consume bread, pasta or any other baked goods, and portions are very strictly controlled.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood doesn’t necessarily have a specific diet that she sticks to, but she has chosen to cut out processed sugars from her diet, and she has sworn to eat breakfast each and every day. Diet For Over 50s

According to the singer, her vegan diet is the reason she dropped two dress sizes and stays in the great condition she is in.

Not only does Underwood eat as healthy as she does, but she also chooses to keep a food diary, where she records all of her meals – something that has helped many people shed pounds in the past.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara is probably one of the most beautiful women in the world and to stay in shape, she has chosen to sign up with Freshology, a company that delivers natural meals to her home.

These meals are strictly calorie controlled, and while the plans are somewhat costly, it allows her to the freedom to focus on her day without having to worry about meal planning.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone stays in great shape by following a strict vegan diet, which is called The Kind Diet. This diet cuts out all dairy, meat and processed sugars, among other things.

A good over fifties diet isn’t just about losing weight – it is about following an eating routing that is good for your body.

The best diets in the world aren’t successful unless they leave you feeling healthier, happier and more energetic, so whether this is Silverstone’s The Kind Diet, or McCarthy’s Weight Watchers, make sure it is the right choice for you


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    Stephen is now retired. He spent 25 years in community welfare and is one of the co-founders of life over 50. He has a keen interest in everything concerning this special age group.....and makes valuable contributions to the site. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cycling and gardening. Also a keen jazz music lover!

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10 thoughts on “Diet For Over Fifties

  1. Interesting article; not what I expected to see. I don’t know many of the celebrities listed here but I’m aware of Carrie Underwood; my daughter is a fan. I don’t think I’d be able to keep up a vegan diet though.

    I think the most inspiring celebrity to me for her beauty and health is Jennifer Aniston. She doesn’t have a specific diet that I know of but she is in her mid-forties and has the beauty and health of a 32 year old. She’s put out some good health and beauty tips though, and given some hints for keeping a healthy diet up. Very inspiring woman. I hope she continues on a good path to health and happiness.

  2. My diet is simple: I eat everything that I have grown myself. I lived in the city as a young girl, but at this point in life I have a lovely husband, two children and a garden in which we grow everything we need for our meals. It is sometimes hard to grow everything necessary for a hearty meal, especially if the weather has been harsh, and I know that my daughters sometimes hide sweets from a nearby grocery store in their pockets, but I also know that nothing will match the satisfaction of eating a meal that you have made with your own hands.

  3. In my humble opinion, there’s nothing better as a healthy diet than fresh (especially home-grown, CroowdedHighways!) vegetables and fruit, combined with fresh lean meat, responsibly sourced fresh fish, home-made bread and good cheese. I think a glass of wine with meals aids digestion too! We eat a lot of game: pheasant, partridge and rabbit are particular favourites, and they provide tasty, inexpensive and lean meat. A local smallholder supplies our eggs, chicken and duck and occasionally a special treat in the form of goose eggs. We don’t ‘snack’ as there is no need when you’re not hungry, so that also contributes to the healthiness of our over 50’s diet, but I must admit the smell of the freshly baked loaf that’s just come out of the oven is very tempting!

  4. All of these body-perfect godesses model what good diet and exercises really are. Nicoke Kidman champions all my expectations of them.

    My kind of eating habits with traditional nutrition: NO high-carbs, NO junk fast food seem to shame me still. It’s tough to be following these goddesses’ kind of eating discipline. I can imagine what Kidman means by “rigid eating routine” to get that kind of shape she’s in.

    What I mean by traditional nutrition include eggs, full cream unhomogenized milk, butter, steaks and meat. I enjoy my Omega 3 sources of food for my billions of cells in my brain and body. Of course, no cheating with diet pills and drugs to induce some form of energy.

    At 50++++ I don’t intend to look wrinkly, skinny, pale-looking and low-energy. I need my good and proper kind of fat under my skin to keep going.

  5. It’s difficult to eat a fresh diet unless you’re self-sustaining, but that would be my ideal. I’ve cut a lot of processed foods out of my diet, and only use them when necessary. I wasn’t aware that Carrie Underwood was a vegan, but she certainly does appear to be very happy and healthy. I know I couldn’t keep up that lifestyle, or even a vegetarian one, but I do prefer to prepare my meals fresh when possible. If I had a healthy budget, I would probably do what Sofia Vergara does, and have the fresh food delivered. Although I enjoy cooking and baking, it would be nice to not have to do it constantly, and not have to worry about calories and portions all of the time.

  6. What an enjoyable read this article was! I’ve been very interested in this topic for a number of years now and read everything I can get my hands on about the topic.

    I think the bottom line (and this article seems to prove it) is that different diets and lifestyles work for different people. There isn’t just one method that will work…. so I think we each need to find what’s going to work best for us.

    As for me, I’m not vegan… I watch sodium and sugar but haven’t restricted anything totally. I strictly count calories and that’s what has been my own successful food program… I can eat what I want but most of it has to be healthy or at least not harmful. My doctor is totally thrilled with what I’m doing and have done, so I know I’m on the right path.

    One of the most helpful things to me since we don’t have a garden, is to buy my produce at the local Farmers Markets and roadside stands. The quality of the fruits and veggies can not be matched in any supermarket. Locally grown produce (Amish area here) is also organic, so another plus.

    Years ago I thought this kind of intense lifestyle change/eating plan would be miserable to upkeep, but I’ve found that I love every single minute of it!

  7. After years of seeing many fads go by, I am inclined to simply try and get the freshest most healthiest. Someone told me that diets dont usually work as a person needs to change their entire lifestyle not just temporary diet. This means not only what we eat but how much we move. So while I may have tried several of these diets, I never had any of them work permanently.

    I also never knew about some of these celebrities that used these diets, but have heard about some of these in magazines etc. Where I am, it is usually easy to get fresh produce, however getting healthier non sugar loaded foods in the supermarket is a test. Anything I can get from local people, I do so. Almost anything in the supermarket can just as easily fool someone with “bad” labelling.

  8. I’m а bеаn fаnаtic. Rеsеаrch shоws thаt еаting а dаily sеrving оf bеаns оr lеntils (3/4 cup) cаn hеlp tо lоwеr LDL (“bаd”) chоlеstеrоl by 5 pеrcеnt. Аnоthеr study in pеоplе with typе 2 diаbеtеs fоund thаt еаting аbоut а cup оf bеаns оr lеntils pеr dаy аs pаrt оf а hеаlthy diеt lоwеrеd hеmоglоbin А1c, а mаrkеr оf blооd sugаr cоntrоl, by 0.5%, which is а substаntiаl imprоvеmеnt. Nееd а simplе wаy tо intrоducе mоrе bеаns intо yоur diеt? Tоss cаnnеd, lоw-sоdium bеаns with whоlе-grаin pаstа аnd sаutееd vеggiеs fоr а quick wееknight mеаl, оr try sоmе оf thеsе оthеr еаsy idеаs.
    I think thаt еаting аdеquаtе prоtеin sprеаd thrоughоut thе dаy mаy hеlp tо prеsеrvе musclе аnd slоw thе grаduаl dеclinе in lеаn bоdy mаss thаt оccurs аs оur bоdiеs mаturе. Yоgurt, еspеciаlly Grееk vаriеtiеs, cаn prоvidе а gеnеrоus dоsе оf high-quаlity prоtеin аt brеаkfаst аnd snаck timе, thе timеs оf dаy whеn wе tеnd tо еаt cаrbiеr mеаls. Cоw’s milk yоgurt аnd fоrtifiеd nоn-dаiry vеrsiоns аrе аlsо gооd sоurcеs оf cаlcium, а nutriеnt thаt wоmеn оvеr аgе 50 аnd mеn оvеr аgе 70 nееd in lаrgеr quаntitiеs tо mаintаin bоnе hеаlth. Аnd thе bеnеficiаl bаctеriа thаt givе yоgurt its tаng mаy hеlp tо nоurish thе gut, tоо. Tо kееp аddеd sugаr tо а minimum, buy thе plаin stuff аnd dоctоr it up with hеаlthful mix-ins likе frеsh оr driеd fruit, nuts, sееds, whоlе-grаin cеrеаl, оr (fоr а trеаt) dаrk chоcоlаtе chips.

  9. I did a diet similar to Jenny McCarthy. I use to write down everything I ate and used a calorie counter. Along with exercise this seem to work well for me. On this diet, I did not limit myself to any foods. If I wanted a muffin, I would just cut it in half and stayed within my calorie limit. I would love to adapt to a vegan diet, but it is just too strict for me. It would take some time before I can be totally vegan. I actually think I could be 70% vegan.

  10. This was really interesting to me as well. Since retiring a few months ago, I’ve been able to concentrate more on my health and eating ha bits…thank goodness! The first thing I did was cut out most processed sugars (except for my nightly glass of wine) and I feel great. Coupled with watching my carbs, I’m starting to see the 35 years of banker pounds coming off.

    I agree that dieting is a really personal thing. The only way you’ll stick with it is by doing what feels right for you.

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