Welcome to Getting Fit at Fifty

My name is Art Davis and I started running in 2007 to lose weight. Check out my before and after photos at the bottom of the page. I ran my first 5K and 10K in 2007 I went on to run my first half Marathon and full Marathon in 2008.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Diet Tips

I ran 14 miles on Saturday and 3.5 miles on Sunday so it was time to rest the muscles and take a break. It seems like I have been hungry all the time and have struggled with my diet lately. I found a diet tips on the Internet :
  • Avoid trendy diets - If it is to go to be true, it probably is.
  • Pick a diet that fits your lifestyle - There are diets plans for available for every lifestyle
  • Prepare diet-friendly meals ahead of time - On the weekends, when we have time to cook, we cook ahead.
  • Set Goals - Set realistic goals, such as 5lb or 10lb increments.
  • Monitor your progress daily - You have to hold yourself accountable.
  • Avoid tempting situations - My weakness is pizza, I have to avoid the pizza parlor.
  • Don't starve yourself - Not only will it make you miserable, it is unhealthy. Your body has to take in calories in order to burn calories.
  • Reward yourself occasionally (and in moderation) - When I reach a goal, I can have some pizza.
  • Ditch the unhealthy snacks - Note to self: eat fruits, veggies, etc. ditch the candy bars and potato chips.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle along with your diet - dieting is not enough, you need regular exercise and to break bad habits such as smoking.
Have you had success at dieting? If so please let me know what has worked for you.


  1. I agree with the "avoid tempting situations" My weakness is pizza as well it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When ever I hear that some one has brought a treat into the office kitchen, endless I feel I have been exceptionally good and deserve a treat, I avoid the kitchen at all cost till I know the food is gone. I also cheat on the weekends (i'm not really trying to lose weight, just stay healthy) So on the weekends I get some chips and maybe pizza or what ever else I want, although I do have trouble controlling portions after eating healthy all week.