It shouldn’t surprise us that our bodies change as we move through life, but it does sometimes.
We’re not the same at age 10 as we are at 20, right? And after 40, we go through some transitions that can make it easier to gain unwanted fat and harder to lose it…….and I’m 53 now
That’s natural. Nothing to worry about. It doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong. It also definitely doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.
What happens to my body when I reach 40?
We lose muscle mass starting in our 30s unless we practice resistance training (with weights, body weight, KB’s Barbells, resistance bands, etc.)
Or we work on a building site as a labourer or are a tree surgeon working 7 days a week.
Muscle burns more calories than fat, but too many of us avoid weight training because we’re worried about getting puffy muscles. (Don’t worry. It won’t happen!) #trustme
Our metabolism slows down, so we don’t burn as much fuel as we used to.
Hormone levels change; think about women after menopause.
Some people naturally slip into more sedentary lives with the demands of work and family.
Basic stuff, right?
What is the menopause?
The menopause is when you no longer get periods due to lower hormone levels. This can happen at any age but it normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.
It can include some very uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, night sweats and of course weight gain.
These symptoms can cause you to become unhappy with yourself and our goal is to get you feeling like yourself again.
What is the best way to lose weight after 40?
Well, the solutions are basic, too. You need to make some modifications in your lifestyle compared to when you were in your 20’s
That means eating right, getting plenty of rest, exercising regularly, sleep more, reduce chronic stress, avoiding too much alcohol, etc.
Most importantly, love yourself and your body for where you are now, regardless of what that looks like. We can’t go back and be 20 again.
But we can live our best lives and stay healthy as we mature.
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