If you want to stay healthy you need to lose those extra pounds.
Losing weight in your 40s is a little bit harder than in your 20s. (1)
Well, the main reason is a slower metabolism.
Actually, your metabolism is slowing down by 5% every decade. (2)
Your body needs more time to burn calories after 40. (3)
So, today I am gonna write about the best tips you should follow to lose weight after 40.
Best tips to lose weight if you are over 40
1. Change your diet habits
Well, you need to speed up your metabolism.
So, eat the best metabolism-boosting foods.
Some of the best foods that boost your metabolism are ginger, lemon water, cayenne pepper, pineapple, nuts.
You can read the complete list here.
Also, never skip breakfast.
Eating breakfast is very important too.
I suggest you eat high-fiber foods like oatmeal, berries, veggies, fruits, nuts.
Drink a lot of water.
I suggest you drink 10 glasses per day.
Avoid junk foods, processed foods, sodas, and beer.
2. Exercise moderately
Another essential rule.
You need to increase calorie burning rate.
And the best way to do that is to increase physical activities.
If you are over 40, maybe a cardio workout will not be enough.
Of course, running, walking and cycling are old-school exercises that will help you lose weight.
But you should start doing endurance and strength exercises too.
You should exercise moderately to avoid injuries. (4)
I suggest trying Aerobics, jogging, Pilates, going to the gym, or dancing classes.
Zumba, which has become very popular, is an excellent cardio workout that will help you lose weight, shape your body and make you feel great.
Actually, I am a big fan of Zumba and Pilates and I enjoy helping other women losing weight and having fun in our classes.
You can read more about the best weight loss workouts here.
3. Rest properly
A good rest after a workout is a must.
And by rest, I mean sleeping.
Try to sleep 7 hours at least per day.
If you don’t sleep enough, you may feel hungrier and crave sweets the next day.
Also, going to bed at about the same time every night increases your chances of losing weight.
4. Check your health from time to time
This is not a usual tip, but I think that it is important.
You should check your health, especially your blood.
Well, if you have hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, or diabetes you will have problems losing weight.
These diseases can significantly slow down the weight loss process.
If you want to be sure, visit your doctor and check your health condition.
5. Try natural supplements
Using supplements shouldn’t be your primary tactic, but some natural supplements can speed up the weight loss process. (5)
I suggest my clients using only supplements made of natural ingredients (that I use).
And you should use supplements that will speed up your metabolism.
These supplements are made of plant extracts, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
If you want to read more about the best metabolism boosters, click on the link below:
Hi, I am Ivana Petrovska, the author of WeightLossMagician. I am a healthy life enthusiast who is passionate about fitness and weight loss, healthy foods, recipes, and wellness. And I am here to help you lose weight by adjusting your diet and doing exercise.