The thing about Fatloss is that its an ongoing process, forever. It does not last for 12 weeks, or the lenght of a Meal Plan or one of these "Body Transformation" Programs. We all fluctuate in weight, fat %, water retention etc all the time. How much depends on our lifestyle and how we eat and exercise
I don't do Meal Plans for clients as a rule. Mostly because i believe Meal Plans should only be created and delivered by real Dietitians. So its not that i am totally against Meal Plans, but they certainly have a limted value. And i am sure they are effective in serious medical situations. A Meal Plan may get someone thinking the right way, they may help someone drop weight quickly. But after that there has to be a sustainable program built into a persons life to continue to live a balanced life. You cannot keep getting someone to write meal plans for you forever, its just not sustainable.
Everyone gets old. Its unfortunate, but that's the way it is. We need to enjoy it to the max.
But how healthy (and enjoyable) our last years will be depend on what we do in our 30's, 40's, 50's & 60's primarily. Not what we do in our 70's & 80's or even 90's (the guy in the picture above is a 90 year old Bodybuilder). When people think about retiring they think about becoming financially secure through the accumulation of wealth. But what about the accumulation of Health? The money isn't much use without being able to partake in daily activity without help.
What the hell is that? Age-Related Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle for any human. This loss of muscle general starts in peoples 30's. Studies show that inactive people can lose 3-5% of their muscle mass per decade. Even active people can lose that much and their type of activity may be a cause of this loss. Between 65 & 75 this muscle loss accelerates and can be responsible for falls and loss of mobility for people in this age bracket. That lack of mobility leads to further health complications and can also be very damaging to confidence and mental well being. There are other reasons for this muscle loss in some cases as well like Age-Related reduction in Nerve cells whose function is to send signals to your body for it to function or a decrease in concentration of various hormones and/or a poor diet with too low a protein intake. Its obvious already keeping the brain and body active continually is very important for all of us.
What are the issues with this muscle loss? Well it hampers day to day activity, slowly breaking you down bit by bit over a couple of decades. Simple things like getting off the couch or getting out of the car get harder than they should be. Your brain sends signals to your limbs to do what you want to do but because there is less muscle (or less active muscle) it takes longer to get everything fired up. Often the muscles that could do things for you in your 30's on their own, lets say lower limb, now in your 40's need the help of other muscles, maybe the muscles in your opposing limbs or your upper limbs. In simple terms this can be both metaphorically and actually a pain in the ass!!! And erodes your health and enthusiasm move by move, day by day.
What's the solution? Exercise. More specifically, Resistance Exercise.