Losing weight after 40 isn’t easy, but it is possible

Middle age is a time of life where you benefit from the perspective and collective wisdom of your years. Yet just as the contentment settles in, you’re hit with the drop in metabolism that makes it harder and harder to maintain a healthy weight. This makes losing weight after 40 a lot more difficult than when you were younger.

You will likely notice unwelcome body changes as well, including extra fat around the waistline and a steady loss in muscle mass. “Age-related muscle loss, called sarcopenia, is a natural part of aging.”You are still building muscle up to the age of 30, but after that you begin to lose as much as 3% to 5% per decade. And, because muscle burns more calories than fat, the loss of it reduces resting metabolism. 

The metabolic and lean body mass changes make it more difficult to stay fit and trim, but diet and lifestyle changes can help. We’ve listed some key tips for losing weight after 40.

Start here

Diet fads that promise fast, easy weight loss have long fascinated the public. However, they fail to provide long term solutions. Instead, making small changes to your eating habits is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. For example, rather than going on a low-fat diet, pay attention to the type of fat you’re eating. 

“Eating saturated fat leads to the accumulation of more visceral fat and less muscle mass than eating polyunsaturated fat, according to new research published in the journal Diabetes.”How can you reduce saturated fats? Put simply, eat less meat and dairy and more fruits and vegetables. 

Another great way to ward off the middle-age spread is to do regular workouts that include resistance training. Lifting weights and increasing the difficulty of your resistance training over time builds muscle mass that naturally bumps up your metabolism. 

Keep the trend going

Another excellent way to help your body is to add a stretching program to your daily routine. Gaining flexibility as you age gives you the ability to stay more active which is vital to physical and mental function. 

Certain vitamins and supplements can also contribute to feeling better as you age. For example, magnesium promotes bone, joint, cardiovascular, brain and nervous system health. And silica, chondroitin, and glucosamine contribute to joint health and flexibility. 

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Saturated Fat Linked to Accumulation of Dangerous Belly Fat, diabetesmanagement.com.