The over 40s who can still fit into the same jeans they wore at 21

Can YOU fit into the jeans you wore at 21? As research suggests it’s the key to lessening the risk of Type 2 糖尿病, people in their 30s, 40s and 50s reveal how they’ve defied middle-age spread to keep the weight off

  • Study says if you can’t fit into same jeans you had at 21, risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life risesincreasing stroke and heart attack chance
  • FEMAIL spoke to four people in middle age who say their waist in just as trim decades onbut they admit they’re careful about what they eat
  • Mother-of-one Corinne Card, 40, ブライトンから, is 5ft 5and weighs 8st 12lbsshe says a low carb-diet has helped her stay same weight she was at 21
  • Vegan Rebecca Derbyshire, 39, a blogger from Gloucestershire, says the scales have barely budged since she was a teenagershe still has a 27-inch waist
  • 今週はじめ, a new study suggested that Type 2 糖尿病 – which leads to an increased risk of heart disease and strokecould be prevented if people maintained the waist size they had at 21 in middle and even later life.

    Professor Roy Taylor, ニューカッスル大学から, 前記: ‘If you can’t get into the same size trousers now, you are carrying too much fat and therefore at risk of developing Type 2 糖尿病, even if you aren’t overweight.

    This research, presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, has proved controversial, with many on social media saying using ‘you should still fit in the jeans you had at 21as a measure of a healthy weight is ‘unhelpfuland even ‘fat-shaming’.

    Professor Taylor maintains the research should be a ‘wake-up callon the clear links between obesity and Type 2 diabetes and everyone should be mindful of their ‘personal fat threshold’, 言って: ‘These results, while preliminary, demonstrate very clearly diabetes is not caused by obesity but by being too heavy for your own body,’

    ここに, FEMAIL speaks to four people who can proudly say they can comfortably still wear the same jeans that they did at 21despite now being decades older

    Researchers at Newcastle University say Type 2 糖尿病 - which can cause heart attacks and stroke - could be prevented if people were aware of their 'personal fat threshold' - with the jeans you wore at 21 being a guide for what your waistline should be to stay healthy

    Researchers at Newcastle University say Type 2 糖尿病 – which can cause heart attacks and strokecould be prevented if people were aware of their ‘personal fat threshold’ – with the jeans you wore at 21 being a guide for what your waistline should be to stay healthy

    ‘The weight crept on in my thirties…でも今, で 50, I’m back to wearing the 32-inch waist that I wore at 21…’

    Father-of-two Sandy Pureval, 50, from Berkshire, says he’s not a huge exercise fan and has a sweet toothbut health scares have made him re-assess what he eatsand the weight has fallen off him. He’s 5ft 9and weighs 12st 1lb

    When I was 21, I was in my last year of university and I partied a fair amount but I would also go to the gymeven though it bored me senseless.

    My weight would fluctuate a bit but I was a solid 32 inch waist. I have a really sweet tooth but my metabolism at that age must have just sorted it outI didn’t gain weight.

    I always thought I could be a bit trimmer than I was but I never really thought about my weight at that age.

    Dad-of-two Sandy Pureval, from Berkshire, who runs well-being platform Superfied says he's now back in a 32-inch waist after weight - spiralled by a sweet tooth - crept on in his 30s when he started his own marketing business

    Dad-of-two Sandy Pureval, from Berkshire, who runs well-being platform Superfied says he’s now back in a 32-inch waist after weightspiralled by a sweet toothcrept on in his 30s when he started his own marketing business

    Sandy at 21; he says eating well now is all about preserving his future health as he approaches his 50s - and that his waistline has returned to what it was in his early twenties

    Sandy at 21; he says eating well now is all about preserving his future health as he approaches his 50sand that his waistline has returned to what it was in his early twenties

    沿って 27, I’d put on a bit of weight and I though ‘I need to sort myself out’ – I got married that year and I was keen to be lean and healthy.

    しかしながら, a couple of years after getting married, domestic bliss set in and I crept up to a 34-inch waistand that was tight on me. Setting up a marketing business in my thirties meant long hours and stress and I jumped to sweet foods for treats.

    In my early forties, my allergieshayfever and eczemagot worse and I decided to see a specialist doctorincluding an acupuncturistto try and sort it out.

    With recommendations on triggering foods to avoid, I changed my dietand lots of weight came off in the process.

    I cut out processed food, meat and massively cut down on sugar and dairy. Within three months, I noticed a massive difference in my health problems and my weight and I started to take food more seriously.

    Portion size has grown so much in recent decades and I try to stick to that old adage that two-cupped hands of food is enough. I still have burgers and the odd treat but I’ve tamed my sweet toothas I get into my fifties and see friends with various health problems creeping in, it feels like there’s more at stake now.

    今年の初め, inspired by own journey with food, I started the self-care platform Superfied (besuperfied.com). It aims to empower people to take better care of their own health via better food.

    Staying the same size has never been about losing weight or looking good, it’s been about health and, さらに重要なことには, preserving my future health.

    ‘Running a business and being a mum means there’s not much time for exercise but a low-carb diet keeps my waistline in check…’

    Mother-of-one Corinne Card, 40, ブライトンから, is 5ft 5and weighs 8 st 12lbs. She says the keto dietwhich is low on carbshas helped her approach middle age at the same weight she was as at 21

    Time-warp jeans: Corinne Card, a 40-year-old mother-of-one from Brighton, pictured when she was 21, with a 28-inch waist

    Time-warp jeans: Corinne Card, a 40-year-old mother-of-one from Brighton, pictured when she was 21, with a 28-inch waist

    And as she looks now, 19 何年も: the businesswoman says that a low-carb approach has kept her weight at 8st 12lbs since her twenties

    And as she looks now, 19 何年も: the businesswoman says that a low-carb approach has kept her weight at 8st 12lbs since her twenties

    ‘My waistline is exactly the same as it was when I was 21, 28 インチ. I was a fussy eater as a child and got into the habit of eating mostly toast, penny sweets and Quavers crisps while at boarding school.

    ‘When I left for university, I wanted to feel fitter and healthier and I found the Atkins Diet book while browsing in a bookshop.

    ‘I didn’t weigh myself at the time but I lost so much weight, my Mum had to take in my jeans by several inches.

    Since then I’ve avoided too many carbs and too much sugar and I’ve stayed a healthy weight.

    ‘Now I follow the keto diet, which is low carbs with plenty of green vegetables, ナッツ, eggs and fish.

    Occasionally, I have a cheat day and get chewy cookies or whatever I’ve felt like I was missing out on.

    Corinne says she doesn't have a strict exercise plan - she simply walks as often as she can, with baby Freddie (右の写真) and swims

    Corinne says she doesn’t have a strict exercise planshe simply walks as often as she can, with baby Freddie (右の写真) and swims

    Following a healthy diet has kept Corinne trim but she admits to occasionally having treats such as cookies

    Following a healthy diet has kept Corinne trim but she admits to occasionally having treats such as cookies

    As a mother-of-one, running my own business, Full Story Mediaworking with entrepreneurs who want to make the world a better place with their businessesI don’t always have time for an exercise routine.

    I know some people can stay slim without being so careful with their diet but I know I need to be careful or the scales creep up, and I think it’s worth the effort for feeling happy in my own skin.

    ‘I love vintage clothes and spend a lot of time walking around Brighton’s charity shops. Walking is my main exercise and I love to swim, あまりにも.

    ‘I love walking along the seafront, at the moment it’s with my eleven-month-old, フレディ, in his baby carrier.

    ‘I don’t eat well to look good, I do it for my mental and physical health. I’m in better shape now than I was at 21…’

    Dance teacher Afaf Belcaid, a 44-year-old mother-of-two, from Chiswick in West London, suffered a mental and physical burn-out at 40and changed the way she viewed food. She’s 5ft 4and weighs 8 st…

    Dance teacher Afaf Belcaid, 44, said a burn-out at 40 had left her re-assessing her mental and physical health and she now eats well and exercises to preserve her future health

    Dance teacher Afaf Belcaid, 44, said a burn-out at 40 had left her re-assessing her mental and physical health and she now eats well and exercises to preserve her future health

    で 21, Afaf, (写真) 計量した 49 kilos - 23 何年も, the dance business owner says she's healthier now than she was then because she eats well, using food as medicine

    で 21, Afaf, (写真) 計量した 49 kilos – 23 何年も, the dance business owner says she’s healthier now than she was then because she eats well, using food as medicine

    Living her children and family behind while she was in hospital left Afaf determined to approach her health in a different way - and she now says looking good isn't her motivation, it's feeling well mentally and physically

    Living her children and family behind while she was in hospital left Afaf determined to approach her health in a different wayand she now says looking good isn’t her motivation, it’s feeling well mentally and physically

    What is Type 2 糖尿病?

    タイプ 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.

    It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.

    It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups.

    It’s caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It’s often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of Type 2 糖尿病.

    ソース: NHS

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    I’d always been around 7 st 7lbs as a teenager and in my early twentiesprobably a little underweight for my height.

    When I had two children, I put on 20kgs with each of them; you have to put on weight to deliver and look after a babythey were both breastfed.

    Nutrition is important to me, but not because I want to look good but because I want to feel healthy in my body and mind.

    I had a massive burn-out four years ago, I was admitted to hospital and I was convinced I had a terminal disease but it was just exhaustion from life as a busy mum and trying to work too.

    It proved a wake-up call for my health and I thought then that I wanted to look after my bodyit was a horrible feeling having to leave my children when they needed me because I wasn’t well.

    After my recovery, I spent a lot of time researching food that was good for mental healthusing food as medicine.

    A doctor asked me what I like to do, I said ‘danceand I found a dance class and then eventually started my own business, dance2happy.com. I broke the cycle of anxiety and exhaustion.

    I’m 5ft 4′ そして今 8 st and I wear the same jean size as I did when I was 21 – but I’d argue I’m healthier now than I was then because I exercise more and I eat well too.

    ‘I eat 2,500 calories a day and enjoy ice cream, cakes and biscuits but I still wear jeans I wore when I was 17…’

    Vegan Rebecca Derbyshire, 39, a blogger from Gloucestershire, says the scales have barely budged since she was a teenagershe currently weighs in at 9 stone 1lbs, 5ft 5′ そして has a 27-inch waist

    Rebecca pictured in 2005 wearing jeans she's had since she was a teenager - her weight has stayed consistent and she can still wear the same jeans and belt at the age of 39

    Rebecca pictured in 2005 wearing jeans she’s had since she was a teenagerher weight has stayed consistent and she can still wear the same jeans and belt at the age of 39

    Still looking good! The same pair of jeans pictured in 2021; Rebecca is now vegan and takes care to eat healthy food...but says she does eat ice cream, biscuits and cake from time to time

    Still looking good! The same pair of jeans pictured in 2021; Rebecca is now vegan and takes care to eat healthy foodbut says she does eat ice cream, biscuits and cake from time to time

    ‘I’ve always stayed the same weight. 長年, 私は 8 st and the scales didn’t budge at all. I then slowly went up to about 9 stone 1lb and have stayed there ever since. And that gain was only because I was really trying to put on a bit of weightI started weight training and my muscle mass increased slightly.

    ‘In terms of fitness, I have always been a pretty active person. I swam for my local team when I was a teenager, and sailed in the British team until 1999. I now go to the gym four times a week but that’s more because I love it than to stay a certain weight or shape.

    The full-time blogger says she tries to cycle instead of using a car and her weight has changed only because of muscle mass after working out in the gym. She currently weighs in at 9 stone 1lbs, 5ft 5' and has a 27-inch waist

    The full-time blogger says she tries to cycle instead of using a car and her weight has changed only because of muscle mass after working out in the gym. She currently weighs in at 9 stone 1lbs, 5ft 5and has a 27-inch waist

    I decided to go vegan two years ago because of the health benefits and feel so much better and cleaner for doing so. I eat around 2,500 calories a day, sometimes more but it’s 99% healthy foodslots of fresh vegetables and fruits.

    ‘I also make a lot of my meals and treats myself so I know what ingredients I’m consuming. I don’t eat any refined sugar but I still have plenty of not-so-healthy foods such as biscuits, cakes, ice cream.

    Rebecca says she consumes around 2,500 calories a day and goes to the gym four times a week

    Rebecca says she consumes around 2,500 calories a day and goes to the gym four times a week

    ‘I’m a full-time blogger, runnning thelifestylebloggeruk.com since 2015, so there is a lot of sitting down throughout the day.

    'しかしながら, I always make sure I go for a walk, especially on nice days to get some fresh air and move my body.

    ‘I live in Gloucestershire, in the middle of nowhere surrounded by fields and beautiful places to walk and explore so that helps me get out and about.

    I also cycle as much as I can instead of taking the carthis is more for environmental reasons than health reasons.








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