How to Lose Weight in Your 40s

Hello Sunshine! In an earlier post, I talking about getting fit. For this post, I'll talk about losing weight when you earn a few more years down your belt--literally and figuratively!
As you grow older, you don't only gain wisdom and knowledge but also a few extra pounds, that is if you conduct a slow-moving lifestyle. Naturally, people in their 40s are likely to add the extra pounds rather than to drop them off. That's because your metabolism slows down as you grow older. You can't expect the same metabolism in your 40's as your 20's. In addition, the levels of estrogen fall too so it's harder to control your blood sugar. As a result, the blood sugar levels are prone to crashing or spiking resulting in an increased craving. Uh-oh!

All these factors cause a complicated weight loss experienced by the people over 40 years old. Nevertheless, it does not mean that the situation cannot be fixed. Here are some tips to promote losing weight in your 40's. Hope this will help you battle out the changes you can expect for that decade.

Eat less
According to various nutrition experts, an optimum daily rate of calories amounts to around 1,500. If you want to lower weight, your regular meal portions should be cut. Besides, you have to consider the caloric content of the diet supplements like Lean Shake if you use them to get rid of an excess weight.
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Think what you eat
If you reduce the daily calories, you must also consider the sources of the nutrients supplied to your body. The amount of each nutrient consumed is also important.

Protein. Protein prevents the loss of muscles and increases the metabolism. The natural sources of protein are eggs, milk, fish, chicken etc. You may also consider using a high-quality protein shake or drink.

  • Healthy fats - Don't be afraid to eat fat, just make sure you're eating the healthy type. Trying to lose weight doesn't mean choosing an absolutely fat-free diet. Fat is an essential nutrient required by some processes in the body. Oh, aside from choosing healthy fats, make sure you eat them moderately. The amount of healthy fats per each meal should not exceed 10 grams. The sources of this ingredient include two tablespoons of seeds or nuts, one and half tablespoon of olive oil, and a quarter of an avocado.
  • Fruit and vegetables - Your fruits and vegetables are an integral part of your daily meal--at whatever age if you ask me. These nutrients do not provide a huge amount of calories but supply fiber and water.
  • Complex carbohydrates - Carbs are the other essential component of your meal. Make sure to consume beans, whole grains, starchy vegetables and other sources of carbohydrates and watch the amount of this nutrient.

Have a reasonable weight loss goal
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Take things slowly. You shouldn't go after a drastic weight loss, but rather, a sustainable one. Burn one to two pounds of fat per week, that should be good.

Do not skip meals
It is wrong to think that skipping dinner or breakfast provides some positive results in losing weight. When you skip meals, your body collects calories instead of burning them. Even more, when you skip meals, the possibility of a blood sugar crash increases.

Get moving
You know what they say, eat less and move more. Add more physical activities to your daily routine to help you lose weight. It doesn't have to a be a full-blown workout. It can be as simple as choosing to take the stairs instead of using the life. Jogging, riding a bicycle, walking, dancing or other kinds of physical activities also facilitate the fat loss without feeling like a "workout".