Getting older doesn’t have to suck. You may get to retire, do some traveling, or volunteer with your favorite charity. Gone are the days when you had to rise at the crack of dawn, commute in heavy traffic, and get in a good mood by the time you hit your desk.
However, like everything else in life, getting older means you may have more wrinkles, and your hair is turning gray. It is frustrating when you are piling on the pounds even though you are still watching your diet and exercising.
You still want to look and feel your best, and by changing up a few things, you’ll feel better about yourself.
Here are four mistakes women make after 50:
I’m not naturally thin and it seems I am constantly counting calories, and balancing things out when I eat something more fattening. If you concentrate on just eating specific foods such as low-carb, it may work at first, but eventually you want more carbohydrates and you may end up heavier instead of thinner.
Small frequent meals of lean protein, whole grains, and dark leafy greens will help keep hunger away so you can lose those stubborn pounds. If you slip up and eat something sweet, don’t feel guilty, just get back on track.
Wearing Wrong Bra Size
I was surprised to hear that most women wear the wrong bra size. Your clothes fit and look better if you are wearing the right bra. Department stores may offer free bra fittings a few times a year and there is an expert on hand to take proper measurements.
If you are wearing white or light-colored tops, buy bras that are close to your skin color.
Wearing Baggy Clothes
You don’t always feel like showing off your body when you’ve packed on extra weight, and dressing in baggy clothes makes you look even heavier. You want a garment that is not too tight, and defines your waist. If you need help achieving that look, consult a tailor who will take measurements and make sure you look your best.
Dying Hair One Color
No one seems to be a fan of gray hair, and you may want to do the 50-yard dash to your hair stylist for an immediate color job. It’s tempting to go with one solid color, which may end up looking too light or dark. It can also make your face look older.
If you use highlights with your natural color, including the gray, it blends in better, or you can try mixed highlights.
Learn to embrace this time in your life, and go for your dream life.