You are Never Too Old to Lose Weight

September 30, 2010

Fran Aslam submitted a question and here is what she asked.

I have a friend she wants to loose some weight and can not do so. She is retired and stays home. She says because she is so old she can not lose weight.

What do you say about her?  I need your opinion or suggestions please.

As long as you have breath in your body, the desire and will to make a change, then you can lose the weight.  Never think that you are too old!  Just do it!

Bill Clinton lost 24 pounds by making some healthy lifestyle choices and he is in his 60s.  Don’t give up so fast, you can do this!

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Here is my response:

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  1. nick says:

    Definitely no age limit.
    People often use their age and a “slow metabolism” as an excuse, while ignoring the fact that they are inactive and eat crap!

  2. Mike Ramsey says:

    If your friend really wants to lose weight, she needs to eat healthy and to maintain average daily intake. In this way, she will definitely lose weight once she knows how to discipline herself. I’m not telling her not to eat, but the amount of servings and type of food to eat are two of the most important factors that she must consider.

  3. Jaime-Ann says:

    Wow! I am so glad I found your blog!
    I am the first person to be able to tell others what they need to do to lose the weight – but HELLO, look at me! I am about 60-70lbs heavier than I should be. (Though I must say I still look great!)
    The hardest thing for me is to cut out the sugars – my addiction for fancy coffees turned my stomach and butt into a java-chip loving wreck!

    I am your newest follower and I think you may have re-ignited my inspiration to lose the lard.

    I do have a question though – How do you recommend someone goes about changing diet when they also cook for a husband who needs to lose about 30lbs but is in denial and he is incredibly picky? I also have a 5 year old but she eats anything!


    • Hi Jamie,
      Welcome to Become a Healthier You! 🙂

      I think sugar can get the best of any of us. Sugar is like a drug and is hard to shake. It really takes time to cut sugar out of the diet. I’m still working on that one, but the longer I stay on my path, the easier it has become for me to not crave sugar. There is an article someone where online that tells us the dangers of sugar. I can’t think of it off hand, but you should be able to find it by doing a search.

      That’s great! Check out this article 22 Easy Ways to Lose Weight, you may find some tips helpful.

      That’s a tough question, but it sounds like you both can work together to lose the weight. A heart to heart talk about what you want to accomplish and how it will be helpful to the both of you will probably do the trick. Find out what he likes and make the flavors pop. My husband is picky too and isn’t trying to eat like me, but he is supportive. I rarely prepare meat and he’s fine with that. I usually make a nice pot of beans/lentils, brown rice, kale and other vegetables packed with flavor and he’s okay with that. Glad to know that you daughter eats anything, that means it will be easier for her to eat what you’re eating.

      Ex. I made spaghetti the other day and used whole wheat organic pasta along and the sauce was just that, sauce (fresh tomatoes from my garden of last year). Again, it was packed with so much flavor, one didn’t need all the extra meaty stuff.

      Hang in there and stay on your path. It does take time to do anything, but believe me, you will see results. It only takes one step and with that one step, you just keep on moving. 😉

      Take care,


  4. Wayne Howard says:

    Great video. Refreshing to see a vlog every now and then.

    One of my friends has the opposite problem though. She is young and just eats whatever she wants you know. I try to tell her she can’t keep that up or it will take a toll on her body. Even though you may look relatively thin, it is what’s inside that counts.

    I think a lot of us young people have the same issue. They wait until it is too late to start worrying about their health. By that time their body is falling apart and they think it is normal. Your body was not meant to just fall apart! Diabetis and all this other foolishness just doesn’t come with old age!

    Sorry, I’m a little passionate about the subject LOL.

    • Hi Wayne,
      It is good to see you!

      No need to apologize for your passion. What you are saying is the truth! Younger people need to know this information and start early. Then they will see that they won’t have those health issues they think is the normal process of aging. Keep sharing this with your friends!

      Thanks for stopping by and take care,


    • Kissie says:

      You practice what you preach so you can talk about it … since you BE about it. 🙂 What’s MY problem!

      • Hey Kissie,
        I can’t wait to see your report. I know you are going to look “DYNOMITE”—>like J.J. Evans would say. 🙂

        Take care and keep pushing,


  5. Evelyn: Great video. It is cool to see you on camera and get your advice through a video post. I totally agree … age is just a number. It is only a mindset. You are never too old to do anything that you put your mind to. Great post.

    • Hi Sibyl,
      Thanks for stopping by and chiming in. Love the saying, “Age ain’t nothing, but a number.” It is a mindset like you have mentioned. We are only bound by our own minds. Thanks for your comment! 😉

      Take care,


  6. Steven H says:

    You’re right – Bill Clinton is 64! You’re also right about “as long as you have breath in your body you can lose weight.” I think people always get caught in the trap of thinking I am too old to take care of myself or be more healthy and that is a huge fallacy.

  7. Fran Aslam says:

    Hi Evelyn:

    Wow ! you went to so much trouble. I see my name on the post. Thanks for making me popular.

    I made her listen to your video today. She was just laughing and was not serious. But guess what, I will do this a few times, make her listen to the video, as with age it takes longer to listen and really act.

    I had to admit she is sick, she has lots of health problem and the reason she hates exercise is arthritis and gout, which is the worst pain anyone can get.

    But since you have done the best, I am hoping she will eventually do something. she goes to the doctor regularly.

    I will let you know.

    In the mean time anything I can do for you let me know. Because before coming here I was reading information about networking. I found you while I was networking for more bloggers. So, I thought about you. So this site said ( which I was reading before I came here)once you network with somebody you need to take others help once you are ready to help them. So Ms. Evelyn I am ready to help you, but I need to know you more so I know what can I do for you.

    Thanks for the kind actions for my friend.
    I appreciate that very much. Did you know
    that I almost know all the people who comment on your blog and I know you so we are in the same networking group. I am glad I know you. Let’s do blog and spread the light of wisdom and good actions for each other.
    I will tell my other friends about you. and your blog.

    Thank you again

    Fran Aslam

    • Hi Fran,
      It wasn’t any trouble at all. This is a new category that I have added to my blog, so your questions fit well.

      Her health conditions stem from what she eats. Gout is simply a build-up of uric acid in her joints and this usually comes from eating red meat. I honestly believe that if she cut out certain foods and added what the body needs more of, then she would see a difference if not healing with her conditions.

      I hope that she takes action. All you can do is share the information, it is up to her to take her health into her own hands. You are a good friend and I applaud you for trying to look out for her.

      That’s cool that you know you many of the bloggers who comment here. I usually share their blog posts, comment and whatever I can do to help them spread the word about their blog. Thanks for opening up and reaching out to me.

      I look forward to getting to know you and doing whatever I can to make our networking relationship fun and engaging.

      Take care,


  8. Kissie says:

    Hi Ev,

    I need all of the encouragement I can get. Yesterday I pulled a muscle in my back from just sitting on my butt! That was a lesson to me to MOVE. 🙂

  9. Richard Chidike says:

    Thanks for this great article and the video was also interesting. I have to add that if you want to remain healthy, them dieting is one if the ways to achieving that aim.

  10. Adam Paudyal says:

    Hello Evelyn how are you today?

    Even though I have a problem with gaining weight, I agree that it is never too late to take care of yourself and loose some weight.

    Love the video as well.

    Thanks Evelyn. Take care..

  11. Patricia says:

    Hi Evelyn
    As always you give us positive information and I so agree; age has nothing to do with it! We should be looking after our health and weight whatever our age.
    Patricia Perth Australia

  12. Preeti says:


    It is lovely to see your video, and your smiling face and voice to put with a face!

    Yes, we are never old to lose weight and I need to do that as I have gained a few pounds lately, good reminder just in time. Thanks.

  13. Hi Evelyn,

    I enjoyed your video. I have a neighbor similar to yours; he was in his 60’s and lost well over 100 pounds and I had to give him props a few weeks back. As you note get rid of that visceral fat, bad news!

    Thanks for sharing your helpful dieting tips and have a wonderful day.


    • Hi Ryan,

      There’s more proof that “you’re never too old to lose weight.” I’m glad you shared this, Ryan!

      Thanks for stopping by and chiming in!


      P.S. Thank you for sharing on FB and Twitter! 😉

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