Yes you can losing weight after 50 without exercise, but a huge quantity of this weight lost will be muscles. But how to lose weight after 50? You shall become weaker. But even more serious, the less muscle you own the harder it will be to keep the weight loss off. Muscle tissue needs energy. The extra muscle tissue you have the more calorie consumption the body uses, and the less complicated it really is to stay at a wholesome weight. As well, while you are cutting calorie consumption you have less energy. If you don’t also exercise the result will continue to the real level where you hit a wall structure. You are eating a lot less daily now, but your body is also by using a complete lot less energy and you eventually stop losing weight. This is why practically each and every reputable nutritionist will let you know both diet and exercise are necessary for effective weight damage and weight reduction after the pounds reduce.
The bottom line: There are no approved medications at this time to manage or prevent sarcopenia, although researchers are attempting to identify safe and effective treatments. In the meantime, balanced diets with adequate protein and strength training are the best and only tools we have to combat muscle mass and strength losses. Despite a lack of scientific consensus for an increased protein recommendation for older adults, it may be worth upping your intake slightly to support and build muscle, especially if you're engaging in strength training.
(2) I am seriously considering dropping cardio, currently I work out very high intensity intervals, sprinting and slowing down on treadmill. Usually work out about 700 calories in 60 minutes (my daily net goal is 1500, eat 2200, burn 700 on cardio + lift weights as well). Taking your advice I am going to drop this to low-intensity walking 30-60mins. When you say “low-intensity” how low?
As in what speed and incline would you recommend? Or in terms of heart rate, how much of a target heart rate should I go on?
My 60%-80% HR range is 117-156. And usually if I walk at 3mph at 2% incline I burn ~490cal an hour. Is this considered “low intensity” walking?