If you are one of the many women struggling to lose weight the moment you hit 40 years old when you normally had no problem getting back in shape after a few trips to the gym, you should stop blaming yourself for failing. Unfortunately, you have little control over this, considering that changes are happening in your body physiologically such as hormonal changes and a slower metabolism.
Estrogen level starts dropping significantly when a woman reaches the age of 40. When this happens, your body starts accumulating more fat not only on the hips and buttocks but even in the middle area. Metabolism also slows down during this time. This means that you will still gain weight even if you eat the same amount of food when you are much younger. This is because your body wouldn’t be able to burn the same calorie level.
While weight loss for women over 40 is a challenge, the good news is that it is not impossible. There are a few lifestyle adjustments that you can make to augment the effects of changes in your estrogen levels and metabolism such as the following:
Include phytoestrogens-rich food in your diet.
Supplement your estrogen loss by consuming foods that help boost your estrogen production (phytoestrogens-rich food) such as soy products like tofu and soy milk, sesame, pistachio, chestnuts, and many others.
Keep moving and start exercising regularly.
The best way to boost your metabolic rate is by keeping your body moving. Jog in the morning, brisk walk at night, use the stairs often instead of the lift, or better yet make use of the elliptical machines at the park and exercise intensely for at least 45 minutes. A study published in the Medicine and Science in sports and exercise reveal that engaging in an active exercise for 45 minutes significantly increases the metabolic rate and even extends the same effect 14 hours post-exercise.
Monitor your food intake.
Considering that you need to lessen your calorie intake, it is best that you monitor what you eat by writing down everything that you eat daily. You can also make use of mobile applications that keep track of what you eat and automatically computes how many calories you are consuming. Keeping a food diary helps you to manage the kind and amount of food you take in since you become more aware of your eating habits, among others. Several studies support the positive effect of personally monitoring your food intake to weight loss.
Manage your stress levels
Too much stress makes you eat more. Find healthy ways to relieve yourself of stress and anxiety such as getting into sports, practicing meditation or yoga, or getting a good night’s rest.
Weight loss for women over 40 may not be a walk in the park but through better lifestyle habits such as the items mentioned above. For more effective and immediate solution to your weight-loss issues, however, you can tap the assistance of professional body-slimming specialists with us! Our highly-skilled and experienced team can readily help tone your body without painful surgeries. Redeem your trial session of our Tummy, Hip and Thighs™ Trim treatment at our outlet today!