Losing Weight After 60 is Possible! Just Get Rid Of These 8 Things

Losing Weight After 60 is Possible! Just Get Rid Of These 8 Things

It’s no secret that losing weight gets harder the older that we get. When I worked at a Pizza restaurant as a young woman, I could eat as much cheesy goodness as I wanted and not gain an ounce. Now, I just look at a glass of water and feel myself expanding. The good news, it that there are small things that we can do to get healthy at any age.

So, in this morning’s video, I want to share 8 small things that you should get rid of if you want to get to a healthy weight in your 50s, 60s or better.

What do you do to stay in shape? Do you exercise? Eat healthy food? Dance? Something else?

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  • JK Stevens

    I am 69 years old. When I retired from my job I decided to work as hard on myself and my health as I worked at being a Prosecutor. I joined Weight Watchers and started a walking routine. I have lost 100 pounds and only have 5 to goal. If I can do it – anyone can. I love your videos. Thank you!

    • LM H

      pam jones thank you, good health to you too. Cheers 😀

    • Bonnie K

      JK Stevens I did WW ( points plus or carb conscious as it’s called on the app) to lose for my Son’s wedding this past weekend. I started in August using the free version of itrackbites app. Lost 25 # by November and dropped to a size 12 dress. I was surprised it went so well being in my upper 60s. Very doable. My lab work results at my MD appt dropped drastically that in May, when I have it done again, the doc may take me off the two meds I’m on! So the benefits of weight loss will keep me on track, even with the wedding now over!

    • cathy penn

      JK Stevens Thank you for your inspiration.

    • Barb Miley

      Awesome job! I just retired and have the same goal! I need to lose 100 pounds too… keep going…

    • Barb Miley

      Helena Hayes I need to also… I love the lifestyle of intermittent fasting… I do 1 healthy meal a day and love it. In about 6 weeks have lost 13 pounds…watch a video by Dr. Jason Fung…good luck!!

  • Antoinette Akers

    I call my salad plate my portion plate. You dont even have to think about size of portions.

  • Snowlady W.

    Very good tips Margaret……love you’r videos, make me feel good. You have a great day too! 🌞

  • Joan Revell

    Drink a glass of water before your meal. Fills you up.

  • SEM T

    1. Move more (walk, bike, use car less, if possible)
    2. Use smaller plates/mindful portions
    3. Ditch sitting (tv-watching, computers, etc…)
    4. Ditch heels
    5. Ditch BOGO (buy 1 get 1) when shopping
    6. Avoid baggy clothes
    7. Ditch snacking
    8. Prepare your own food/don’t eat out too much

  • Grace Wright

    Yes, the snacks, no snacks.

  • Britt H

    We are all different. Portion control and exercise are worthless for me. Cutting carbs has kept 50 lbs off me for two years.

    • Patti Williams

      Britt H I agree. That’s really all that works for me. I just turned 55 and boy did my tummy grow in a matter of a few months. Low carb did it for me and I feel a lot better.

    • Lioyd Williams

      Britt H,your pretty smile can make the news!

  • Margaret Johnston

    Since my operation I have put weight on and lying around in dressing gown you don’t realise how much you put on until you start wearing your clothes again.🐱🐹

  • laurapicht

    excellent, some of these i already do, i will incorporate the others🤗

  • Semper Fidelis

    Absolutely brilliant, many things I had not even considered

  • Marlene Campbell

    No sugar, no carbs, you will lower your insulin and the weight goes down. It also solves many health problems.

    • Ursula Eissner

      SkiingIsMyHappyPlace Bliss , all I do is walk , I’m almost 70 , so the time for high intensity workouts is past for me . I do fine just walking , at this point I’m just maintaining my weight , I don’t need to lose anymore . I hope you are not exercising like that to lose weight . Exercise is fabulous for lots of things , but not weight loss . Are you sure you are not overdoing it ? What you are describing sounds intense !

    • SkiingIsMyHappyPlace Bliss

      Ursula Eissner – I’m in my mid-60s and I Nordic ski because I love it; I don’t need to lose any weight. I’ll continue as long as I’m able, though the skate skiing will be the first to go, I’ll admit. My husband is in his late 70s and is still on a cycling team, so he makes me feel like a slug, by comparison. 😂

      I switched back to a low carb diet for my health issues and quickly dropped *below* my ideal weight, which may have been the primary reason for my weakness and loss of stamina last winter. I’m back up to a healthy weight now, but some symptoms have crept back. I’ll need to keep tweaking things. It’s a balancing act for some of us. Healthy fats *do* help!

    • Ursula Eissner

      SkiingIsMyHappyPlace Bliss , ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼

    • Rae-Ann M.

      @Lina Adams Stop eating vegetables? I don’t think so!

    • Linda

      Marlene Campbell: I stopped eating refined sugar of any kind: sweets, cakes, chocolate, sodas, about 6 months ago (I do however eat fruit) these are very bad for you anyway. I don’t eat meat nor dairy and haven’t done for almost 5 years. As for carbs, I only eat what is referred to as whole carbs: potatoes (no chips/french fries), whole grain rice, etc… and when I eat bread, only whole grain. It’s a healthy diet and to me that’s the key for keeping the flab at bay as well as of course plenty of exercice.

  • L R

    I just can’t resist any longer.
    I stopped your video at 6.19 to write this. I am a man. 64 yrs old and just want to say what a delight you are. No music, no brovado, no pretence, not a hint of “I love me.”
    People on YouTube are so desperate to get you to click on what they are peddling. You managed it by being a lovely looking lady with great ideas to help people.
    Total delight. Thank you. 🌹

    • Sixty and Me

      Thank you LR – I appreciate your kind comments. Even though Sixty and Me is a community designed for older women, it is always lovely to get the appreciation and respect of a man like you.

    • Lindalee Law

      A sincere man , also flirting…..lol very nice ..


      “I am a man.” WHoot, lol, just sounds fun!

  • Lora Durling

    I don’t give up I just eat less.

  • Barbara Eccleston

    I’ve lost 40 pounds by doing intermittent fasting! 👍

    • themidsummerdream

      Barbara Eccleston, oh nice and thnx

    • Anne Young

      How do you do this fasting?

    • Barbara Eccleston

      @Anne Young I generally eat once a day, roughly 1 hour. I only have green tea or water the other 23 hours. I make healthy food choices but I don’t count calories, carbs, or macros. I’m not a gym rat either, but I do get about 8000 steps a day. Sundays I often eat twice for social reasons. You can start by just sqeezing your current meals into fewer hours, eventually skip a meal, then just get down to one meal. It is called OMAD, one meal a day, lots of videos out there talk about it. The key is ZERO calories for extended periods, it lets your body rest from doing digestion and instead rebuild what it needs. I have a ton of energy and love doing this, no plan to ever change.

    • Julie Kongs

      I’m 66 and have been doing intermittent fasting for a couple of months. Lost weight and also my mind is clearer. Love that!

    • Judy Anne

      @Julie Kongs are you going 16:8 IF?

  • Jennifer Rice

    I’m hurt bad from a car accident, so, I can’t exercise well. I’ve lost 111 lbs. on keto and intermittent fasting. I was able to go off all my diabetic medication. Get rid of sugar and carbs. Watch Dr. Berg.

    Exercise always takes a back seat to eating right. Exercise is great if you can do it. But, studies now suggest that exercise plays a much less crucial part of the lose weight equation and I’m proof of that.

    I’m with a cane on my good days and have nasty breathing problems, so, walking is out of the question. I have a handicapped tag because of my breathing disease alone. Exercise is not necessary for weight loss; look at me 111 lbs. down and still losing and in better health than I have been in for years.

    Keto for life; it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle.

    • Sixty and Me

      Take care Jennifer – hope things improve for you – sounds like you are making great progress!!

    • Julie Porter

      Sorry you’re in pain but really well done for losing all that weight! I’ve started keto 3 months ago and lost 12lbs. Need to lose 14lbs. I too have developed for, hand and knee arthritis, asthma and copd. So I can’t exercise like you. You’ve given me inspiration to keep going! 👍

  • D.H. Fremont

    I think isolation is the worst thing for health.

    • Laurie Paris

      … but it beats being tortured by a bad relationship! 😂🌱

    • Ladale Koehler

      D.H. Fremont I agree with you. It just makes you more depressed. My sister is on oxygen and it is a hassle for her to do her oxygen tanks up but I can’t get her out of the house more. It doesn’t help we currently live in a small town that doesn’t have a lot of handicap transportation. That’s why we are going to move to a bigger town.

    • marie d

      Not if you are an introvert by nature….I don’t mind going out in public..but I loath mingling with people in a group for chit chat small talk and social gathering. I’d rather spend time alone doing things that interest me, spend time with my pets, husband and granddaughter….everyone else wants too much of a piece of me and it drains my energy. I don’t mind helping people but after a while…..with little to no reciplication…I get drained and need to recharge or my immune system goes down.

    • gm c

      @Laurie Paris “Better alone than with bad company.”

    • Jeanne Morris

      Yes especially the isolation caused by covid and government instruction to stay home. I gained 16 lbs since January when the stress all hit and life was eating, no income to pay bills and watching news. Slow going but must get back to original weight

  • Darlene Bradley

    I like the suggestion of resisting the BOGO (buy one, get one free) — just keeping less food in the house has been a great tactic for me! You can’t eat what’s not available.

  • Anne Great to see and hear you ! Great job! Stewart

    It has been almost a year since I have seen you and your face looks so much more youthful! Whatever you are doing keep it up,

  • Gloria Leder

    I am thrilled you are talking about this. I have been trying to figure this out all year. I turned 68 and it seems that everything I eat, adds on pounds.

  • Flem Hawker

    It’s true about the big plate & finishing your meals, I was always nagged to finish every morsel. My grandparents were all poor & my mother & father of course went through the Second World War with rationing & after the war here in the UK ironically the rationing became more severe & didn’t end till about the mid fifties, cheese production for instance was depressed for decades after the war. When I first travelled to Canada in about 1964 it was just amazing to see all that variety & the amount of food on my plate!! Wow. Then came the USA… Oh…my…God. If I’d stayed in the States I would of been obese within the year…
    What am I waffling on about, silly old fool. Love the download is all I wanted to say, thank you for the tips.