My partner can't seem to lose weight
My partner eats really healthy and quite low fat / calorie, and has pretty much all her life.
She's a vegetarian (well, she eats seafood, so technically an "aquatarian"), and basically this is her daily diet...
- Breakfast (6.30am) - a bowl of muesli with fruit, non-fat milk, and a black coffee
- Lunch (12.30pm) - a salad roll (turkish bread) with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, no butter (she has a tiny bit of hummus instead, or else nothing at all), twice a week she has a thin slice of cheese in it, and a chopped up olive
- Dinner (6pm) - mainly salad with either some tofu or a boiled egg or some thin slices of smoked salmon. Either that or a veggie & tofu stir fry.
- After dinner (6.30pm) - fruit with a small amount of non-fat yoghurt
She walks everywhere as neither of us drive, she doesn't really drink, doesn't smoke, hardly ever eats any actual fatty or junky foods...and yet...
She's 5'3" and weighs 65kg, which isn't FAT but it's not slim and she does have a fairly large stomach. She does stomach exercises every night as well.
I eat the same dinners as her, and also have more food in terms of snacks. I also walk everywhere and don't drink or smoke, and yet I'm slim and find losing weight pretty easy.
The only things I can think of is that I'm 32 whereas she's 48 so her metabolism would be naturally slower and it'd be harder to shift any weight...and also the fact she hardly eats any fat and also eats her meals (with no snacks in between) quite far apart...this could be slowing down her body's rate at burning up the food as well...
But she doesn't really want to eat MORE in case it puts on weight instead of getting her body's metabolism up.
Any ideas? I've suggested she may need to do actual intensive exercise and not just walking...and I also suggested maybe eating more protein, but again, she's worried it might put ON weight.