Say Hello to PLATE! Exclusively for Women Over 50
Ready to put Food in its place? Say ‘Hello’ to PLATE!
Prime Women is pleased to announce PLATE –the first weight management program designed exclusively for women approaching or over 50. We’ve been listening and you’ve told us how hard you’ve found it to lose weight after 50 or even younger when hormones begin to rage. We’ve also heard you tell us that you would like to know other women who are also Prime Women. So we took one of your biggest concerns, staying at a healthy weight, combined it with your desire for community and came up with a program that we believe is the best on the market for our age group.
The program was developed in collaboration with Dr. Kathryn Waldrep, practicing OB-Gyn, with 35 years of experience in treating and counseling women from childbearing age to end of life. She has witnessed firsthand the havoc hormones play on a woman’s weight and her ability to lose weight. After menopause, a woman’s metabolism is likely to go down 10 to 20% each decade. No wonder losing weight after 50 is so difficult! And diets that work well for younger women and men do not work for the postmenopausal woman.
PLATE is an acronym that stands for:
PORTIONS: Weight management begins by getting your portions correct with nutritionally balanced meal plans designed specifically for women near or over 50.
LIFESTYLE: For an eating program to work, it must fit within your lifestyle. PLATE allows for eating out, traveling, family gatherings and indulging in wine and other adult beverages.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The program assigns you to a private forum group of 10 women who are of similar age with similar weight loss goals to provide support in your journey.
TIMING: When you eat your meals is integral to the program. PLATE follows the latest and most conclusive research on when meals should be eaten.
Since this eating program was designed specifically for women approaching 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 and aging, and 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.
There are a lot of ways to lose weight. Some diets show quick results, reducing calories by severely limiting a food group like carbohydrates. However,the weight is likely to come roaring back when you tire of not being able to eat some of your favorite foods. We believe the wiser plan is to go back to eating the way our parents and their parents ate – in moderation. Plate sizes were smaller then and so were the portions. Weight management was a bi-product of their lifestyles.
Therefore, the two key components to the PLATE program are portion control 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.
One Plate – Ten New Friends
Going it alone when trying to make permanent lifestyle changes can be tough. That’s why we at Prime Women wanted to make sure you succeeded by placing you in a group forum with ten women of a similar age and weight loss goals.
Accountability has shown to be the single biggest factor in weight loss success as Weight Watchers has proven. However, their program is aimed at the general population and not just women over 50, nor do they provide the support and encouragement that a small group of women can who share the same issues around hormones and weight.
We hope you will consider joining our PLATE weight management program. Sign up today and get started on the diet portion of the program while we build the perfect group of women for your forum. You will be asked for your age, amount of weight you want to lose, and your zip or postal code. We will make every effort to place you in a group of women with similar goals. Also, be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t receive a confirmation after you join and then add the email plate@to your contact list.
Only $30 per month or $80 if you pay the three month commitment up front.