By Lauren Cohen
It's no secret that a diet of sweets and fried foods will lead to the dreaded muffin top. But what should you eat to keep trim and strong? Here's something you may not know: What works for women in their 20s will not necessarily work for women in their 40s, 50s, and beyond. Here, how to be healthy in each decade.
In Your 20s
"Your body is in build-up mode," says Ashley Koff, a dietician in Los Angeles. "Having a balanced eating routine will improve your weight and health." (Try out a virtual body makeover to see how you'd look if you lost or gained weight!)
Let go of your college ways. Still eating your first meal at 3:00 p.m.? Not a good idea if you're trying to lose weight. "Eating every three to four hours will maintain optimal metabolic efficiency," advises Stephen Gullo, president of New York's Center for Health and Weight Sciences. And forget about the drive-through. "You cut out extra salts, sugars, and preservatives when you cook at home," saysRead More »from Diet Tips for Each Decade