Health Insider’s personal trainer, Laura, shares her most immediate tips to get people over 60 ready for the beach… help manage their diabetes… and live a more active, more social life than before. And it’s completely FREE.
Want a slim healthy figure to flaunt on the beach… without having to sweat over what you eat because of diabetes?
We asked Laura our readers’ most common questions about managing diabetes and losing weight after 60.
Follow her expert recommendations to get a firm, healthy body while still enjoying the good foods you love.
Your summer body countdown begins now:
“First things first. Laura, I have diabetes. Can I really get in shape after 60?”
I get this question all the time!
Yes, you absolutely can, and you should. Physical activity is a big part of a well-designed diabetes management plan. But there’s a catch.
When we get older, our hormones change and our metabolism slows down. So the exercises we do and the foods we eat need to change too.
Many people worry that this means they have to work extra hard to lose weight and improve their health. But that’s not strictly true.
Working hard works for some people, but as a personal trainer, I’ve found that most people respond better when they DON’T grind themselves down.
We can just make smarter diet and exercise choices instead.
I’ve personally worked with people of all ages. People who were 50, 60, and yes, even 70 and beyond.
Believe it or not, the tips I’ll share with you below work well at any age.
I know you may be skeptical right now, but I’ve seen it happen time and time again.
The better part of your life isn’t over.
The better part of your life just begins… Let’s get started!
“What diet will get me ready for the beach the quickest?”
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Diabetes complicates dieting. But it’s possible to lose weight effectively whether you’re prediabetic, Type 2, or even Type 1.
For significant, lasting, and reliable weight loss, I always recommend a personalized diabetes-optimized meal plan.
Here’s how it works.
A professional nutritionist personalizes everything for you based on your diagnosis, daily schedule, eating preferences, age, weight, and so on.
Unlike a general weight loss diet, your every meal is designed to fit your unique diagnosis and dietary needs.
This way of eating helps you avoid diabetes management mistakes and develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.
More importantly, a personalized diabetes-optimized diet reduces hunger.
That’s because a nutritionist picks every meal for you, so you’ll cover all your nutritional needs. Therefore, your body won’t have a reason to experience intense hunger.
Sure, you will still get a minor hunger pang here or there, but you’ll never feel deprived or restricted like with a traditional diet.
And don’t think you’ll be stuck eating kale and broccoli. Your nutritionist will provide finger-licking recipes based on your food preferences.
So not only will you feel less hungry, but you’ll get to eat foods you enjoy on the regular, including some truly delicious treats.
Sticking to such a diet plan is honestly much easier than most people realize.
Everything’s done for you, and there’s significantly less hunger compared to an average diet.
“What’s your favorite tip to manage sugar and carb cravings?”
First of all, sugar cravings are extremely common, and you shouldn’t feel like this is your fault.
I get them too. Luckily, I’ve learned a few tricks to take the edge off over my years as a personal trainer.
Here’s a 3-step action plan I like to use myself and share with all my clients.
If sugar or carb cravings come banging at your door… get up and go! Literally walk away from your home.
Take a walk around the block for 5 to 10 minutes. That’s step 1.
Step 2 is that you should drink 3 to 4 full glasses of water when you’re back… and wait 10 more minutes. This is important because dehydration causes cravings.
On top of that, all this water will make you feel fuller.
Lastly, and if your cravings persist… Here comes step 3: Give in. But only a little.
Eat a bit of what you’re craving. Maybe a cookie or half a candy bar. You’ve earned it.
This way, you won’t feel deprived or super restricted. And this can go a long way in sustaining your motivation over the long term.
I don’t mean to sound repetitive, but a personalized diabetes-optimized meal plan would also work great for silencing these cravings.
That’s because these plans come with regular built-in “cheat meals.”
So not only do they let you satisfy your sugar tooth… but they also organize your meals so that your “cheat meals” don’t slow down your weight loss progress.
“What exercises should I do to lose weight even faster?”
I’m a personal trainer so you’ll be surprised to hear my answer.
If you don’t care about athletic performance and want to focus on burning fat, you don’t need a whole lot of exercise.
For starters, I always recommend brisk walking. Walking is easy and reliable. Shoot for a total of 150 minutes a week — some people prefer two long walks, others prefer to walk a little every day.
Another good option is cycling. It provides the perfect balance between exertion and relaxation. Thanks to its repetitive movement, cycling triggers a meditative effect, improving your mood and reducing anxiety.
Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to go out, rediscover your city, and make new friends.
Regardless of your workout, the amount of exercise you do is less important than sticking to your personalized, diabetes-optimized diet plan.
Don’t complicate things. Your personalized diet is what will flatten your tummy and give you beautiful, thin thighs.
If you want results even faster, then you can consider exercising.
I put together a quick glute workout to help you out. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, rest between exercises for 10 seconds, and repeat all exercises three times.
- Alternating side lunge (feel free to keep one hand on the wall for stability).
- Hip thrust.
- Bodyweight squat.
- Donkey kicks.
Complete this workout three times a week, combine it with a personalized diet, and you’ll be surprised at how much weight you can lose.
“If I start today, what results should I expect?”
Everybody is different. Your results will vary based on personal features like age, height, eating patterns, and more.
People with a lot of body fat will lose weight the fastest and in the largest amounts.
This is true of any diet.
But people that use Klinio’s personalized diabetes-optimized diet app will lose it at maximum speed.
Many lose up to 20 pounds in one month. I’ve seen it happen time and time again for men and women of every age.
I can personally recommend the product because it’s easy to stick to and follow consistently.
Here are some of the benefits.
✅ It’s a convenient meal plan that does all the work for you.
No more guessing about what foods are harmful or how much to eat. Klinio tells you everything.
You get thousands of personalized recipes and weekly grocery lists to keep your blood sugar stable and lose weight consistently.
Every ingredient is easily available at your local grocery store. The meals themselves take no longer than 15 minutes to prepare.
It’s like a personal diabetes coach in your pocket.
✅ It’s an easy solution to kick cravings and manage carbs.
Klinio’s meal plans are not about restrictive dieting but more about helping you find a healthy balance, without feeling deprived. They consider your food preferences and need to enjoy carbs here and there.
So you get to enjoy built-in “cheat meals” that satisfy you, while still enjoying amazing weight loss results.
✅ A diet plan you can easily stick to and follow consistently.
No more counting calories and macros. Klinio calculates everything for you, monitoring and tracking your progress.
This prevents complications, makes progress effortless, and doubles as a great tool when seeing your doctor.
You simply load the app and see all your metrics, including weekly and monthly averages. If you need help at any point, help is a simple message away, because support is 24/7.
Ready to get the summer body you’ve always wanted?
If you’ve been struggling with diabetes, blood sugar, food choices, weight loss, medication, ineffective diets, here’s the good news:
You can get your own Klinio plan today and start sculpting your summer body faster than you ever thought possible… while keeping diabetes complications at bay.
Try Klinio to look – and feel – like the best version of yourself, no matter if you’re newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for 30 years.