Losing Weight After 40 - 7 Tips to Make Weight Loss Easier

Losing Weight After 40 - 7 Tips to Make Weight Loss Easier

According to the passing of the years the pointer of the scale costs more to lower, making it more and more difficult to lose weight.

You reduce the amount of food, stop eating desserts, sign up for the gym and, despite everything, the measures do not decrease.

Losing weight after 40 -But what is going on?

After 40, hormonal changes occur that slow the growth rate of our cells. It is something we have to live with.

In addition, often, metabolically speaking, there is an underlying medical problem that needs to be addressed before measures to lose weight have any effect.

Find out here factors that prevent weight loss after 40 and to learn how to overcome them

>> Discover your body's new biological rhythms - and adapt to them.

Nowadays, those who are over 40 face a double challenge: to live longer and have access to amenities that do not require the physical exercise of our routine.

When it comes to burning calories, the equation is quite simple: the incoming calories must be burned or they will stick to your body.

Gaining weight is absurdly easy: eating just 100 extra calories a day causes between 9-10 kg more at the end of the year.

A can of Coca-Cola contains 155 calories, a chocolate bar more than 200. It is obvious that Coca-Cola or chocolate does not hurt if we run or walk to burn them.

But after 40, our level of activity tends to decrease. Therefore, the challenge is to keep the two in balance.

Look back and visualize when your weight started to increase. What failed? 

Make a list of what works for you and what doesn't.

Your healthy habits in the past are probably the ones that work best now.

>> Start by eliminating metabolic disorders associated with weight gain

Above 40, in 5 adults, 1 is affected by severe thyroid problems. The most common is hypothyroidism, which prevents weight loss. The thyroid is a small gland that produces hormones that regulate metabolism.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include feeling cold, poor circulation in the hands and feet, wet hands, tiredness and lethargy , hair loss, including eyebrows, and weight gain - despite attempts to exercise and eat well.

If you suspect an underactive thyroid, you should see your doctor.

Make sure that the result is within the parameters or, otherwise, follow the treatment prescribed by your doctor.

>> Adjust your eating habits to maximize energy

At this stage of life, the goal is to maintain the feeling of fullness, without falling into the temptation to eat what you could eat at age 20.

A good strategy is to eat frequently and little at a time, keeping your blood sugar level stabilized by avoiding the “spikes” that contribute to fatigue.

Try to eat 5-6 small meals a day and do not spend more than 3-4 hours without eating.

Make a healthy little snack before you leave the house, a low-fat yogurt in the late morning.

Instead of eating a lot for lunch and spending the afternoon numb, have a light meal and if possible walk between lunch breaks.

For an afternoon snack, eat an apple and cereal, keeping away from sweets. Don't eat too much at dinner.

Its aim is the opposite of the normal approach to starvation diets. He just wants to deceive the body, always feel satisfied and well fed.

>> Combine mealtimes with the body's natural rhythms

Certainly the experts are right to say that: eating after 9:00 pm goes straight to the hips and belly.

Fortunately, the opposite is also true: in the morning you spend efficiently what you eat because that is when your metabolism works at its optimal operating speed.

Don't like snacking? Too bad, but there is no way around it. Eating a good little snack is one of the key habits to keep people thin.

In a group of people who lost 30 kg between 1 and 6 years, 78% stated that they ate a small snack at least five days a week.

This was one of the only common factors observed in this sample.

>> Dribble your metabolism with anti-fat foods

There are a number of healthy foods that you can eat as much as you like.

Make some simple adjustments to your diet, incorporating foods that really fight fat (green leafy vegetables, flaxseeds, garlic, onions, saffron, fruits, etc.) and not those that cause it.

If you eat other foods in moderation, you will be fine.

>> Use your muscles as allies against weight

There is one thing that exercise gurus know well: the more muscle mass you have, the more effectively your metabolism burns calories.

But unfortunately, a natural tendency to aging is muscle loss, gradually replacing it with fat.

Therefore, in order to mobilize the muscle's ability to burn calories, we have to work at it.

Almost always a mistake is made, is to mix muscle work with aerobic exercises. Both are good but the aerobic part - although it burns calories - is not what I am quoting here.

What you really need is to focus on the long term on basic muscle training.

Buy some weights, bars and ropes and see on the internet which exercise programs are best suited to your age and condition.

Make it as pleasant as possible; do it while watching TV.

Slowly and gradually build your biceps, abs and glutes and gain key allies in your fight against being overweight.

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