Welcome to Prime Women’s weight management program.
We appreciate your interest in learning more about PLATE. There are two key components to this program: portion sizes and support from other women who are taking this journey with you. If you will embrace those two components from the beginning, healthy food choices will follow.
Since this eating program was designed specifically for women near or over 50, the guidelines include specific needs for our age group that are not a part of many other eating programs, such as:
- additional protein and calcium;
- reduced calories due to hormone changes
- dairy alternatives as many women become lactose intolerant as they age.
This is not a program that requires you to track calories. If you keep your portion sizes as recommended, you will stay within the correct calorie range that will help you lose weight slowly, yet maintain muscle mass. We provide specific guidelines around what we recommend you eat for optimum health and the proper portion sizes.
Accountability has shown to be the single biggest factor in weight loss success as the success of Weight Watchers has proven. However, their program is aimed at the general population and not just women over 50 and cannot provide the support and encouragement a small group of women can who share the same issues around hormones and weight.