Lose Weight After 40
After forty, your body is full of changes. Women usually don’t realize them and then they wonder how when they eat and move the same way, they suddenly gain weight. Moreover, in those parts of the body that they had no problem with before.
The best solution to this problem is to face it. Even though you are not twenty years old, you can lose weight just as effectively and sometimes even more effectively even though you have a slower metabolism. Older women are often more persistent in their diet and have more willpower than young girls. And unlike them, they have no problem standing by the stove and preparing quality and nutritious food.
Before you begin, it is a good idea to see a doctor for a complete examination. This will reveal possible complications that could make it difficult for you to lose weight. Many women at this age suffer from high blood pressure or back and joint pain, for example. And so your doctor can recommend physical activities that are not harmful to you.
Movement suitable for weight loss after 40
Generally speaking, it does not matter what movement a woman performs. It is important that she takes care of him at least three times a week and, overall, she tries to stay active, for example by starting to go to work on foot. She should go to the gym once a week, thus avoiding a sagging body and loss of muscle mass. A visit to the gym can then be supplemented, for example, by swimming, which is very good for women at this age.
Away with stress
Your character will definitely not benefit if you are constantly tense and stressed. So don’t be afraid to spend some money in a beauty salon or in a spa. It will definitely pay off for you because there is a big difference between a woman who does not take care of herself and one who does. Just because you’re forty doesn’t mean you have to look at it.
Nutrition after 40 years – diet and quality
Maybe in your youth you tried to lose weight by following crazy diets and tormented your body in a hundred ways. But now is the end. Your body won’t last as long as it used to. You must, therefore, make sure that your diet is not only dietary but also composed of quality and nutritionally valuable foods. Few women are able to draw up such a plan, so you should seek the help of nutritionists. You will be sure to supply your body with all the necessary nutrients. This will then reward you with radiant skin and shiny hair.
Here are some nutritional tips for losing weight after forty:
- Eat lots of protein. Best contained in low-fat cheeses, poultry, and tofu.
- Eat more often, but less. Preferably six smaller portions a day.
- Take care of breakfast. Learn to make the first meal of the day the greatest, instead of having dinner.
- Consume omega 3 fatty acids. You can find them, for example, in hemp or fish oil. If you have trouble swallowing oil, simply buy capsules.
- Bet on antioxidants and drink a lot of green tea (preferably loose), eat pomegranates, and look for so-called superfoods.
- Calcium will help you burn fat. You can supplement it in the form of dairy products or buy tablets at the pharmacy.
And finally, don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep. Good and deep sleep works wonders with a person. When you are less tired, you don’t have to reach for quick energy replenishers, such as sweets.
Rebecca Marie, MA, LMHC, LPC, MAA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is an expert in anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues.