Losing weight in your 40s can seem so much more difficult than trying to lose weight in your 20s. Some people say that in their younger years, the weight would strip right off of them without much effort at all. However, when they hit their 40s, they seem to put on weight faster than they can lose it. Yes, it’s unfair, but losing weight after 40 can be achieved by changing up your strategy.
Here are my best tips for success when trying to lose weight after 40. I would also recommend getting a check-up from your doctor before trying any of the following advice. It’s always best to get blood work completed first to ensure there aren’t any underlying conditions that might be causing you to gain weight in the first place.
Your Metabolism Is Slowing Down
Have you eaten out at a restaurant lately and the next day you still feel full? This is because as you age, your metabolism naturally slows down, which is due to a number of reasons.
There are a few body systems that are preventing you from losing weight as you age and the trick to shedding the pounds is by better understanding your body, developing a more specific strategy, and getting after it! Fortunately, the factors you can control are exercise and your food choices. Let’s explore these next!