How many times have you looked at old photos of yourself and wished you could go back to the size you were in your younger days? It's not fun, but we've all lamented the metabolism we took for granted in our teens and 20s. However, there’s some good news: It’s not lost forever! That’s right, you can kick your fat-fighting metabolism back into gear by choosing water-rich foods for your meals.
We usually believe our lost metabolism can never be restored, but that’s simply not true. Take a look at Patsy Casteen if you need an example: She lost 101 pounds by swapping out less healthy ingredients for water-rich options. By reaching her goal at 60, Casteen is proof-positive that hydrating foods are the key for women over 50 looking to reverse damage done to their metabolism — and who want to shed pounds without going hungry.
And she's not the only one. Howard Murad, MD, author of The Water Secret ($18.10, Amazon), claims water-rich foods for women over 50 will help "excess pounds melt away." He recommends eating eight servings of the hydrating options each day to revive dehydrated cells that stall metabolism. Plus, as you’ll see below, there are so many delicious foods to choose from we're sure you'll want to add them to daily meals anyway! Take a look to see which water-rich foods you should stock up on next time you're at the grocery store.