You have probably been having the same eating habits and exercising habits for quite a long time now and you are getting frustrated to see that what you are doing is no longer enough to keep you body in shape. It is a well known thing that people who are passed their 40s find it harder to stay in shape and have the perfect bodies they have always had. Therefore, it is time you learned something about what is going on in your body and what you can do to bring it back to the shape it was always in.
It’s About Aging
You probably do not want to face it yet, but you have to! You are not getting any younger. Actually, as mean as it may sound, you are getting older by the day and if you do not do something about it, it will probably show very soon. You have always had a nice shape, a healthy lifestyle and you are probably frustrated right now with the fact that your body does not seem to respond to the same routine it has been used to.
Well, you need to understand that your body is also aging and it slows down as it does. This means that your metabolism is no longer as fast or as powerful as it once was and that means it is no longer as able to burn as much fat as it was in the past. This is the time when you have to step in and make some changes. You are probably saddened with the fact that you have never overindulged and now, when you started growing older, you have put some extra pounds on. That is not something you should worry too much about, because it does happen to all of us.
Know How to Lose the Extra Weight
The first step you have to take if you want to lose the extra weight is to determine you BMI. The body mass index is very important and you should check it out. Knowing the exact BMI, according to your age, height and weight will help you determine how much calories you are allowed to have per day. This will be your second step. It is not really about counting calories, it is about knowing approximately how many calories you are allowed to have per day, so as not to overindulge and gain in some more weight.
Another important thing you need to know is that having a healthy diet is not enough anymore. If back in the day you only had to eat right and not exercise that much, things have changed a bit now, that you are a little older. You no longer engage in the physical activities you were when you were younger and that means you should start exercising. Start easily, with a few jogging sessions and then, you can improve your exercising routine into something which will not only help you keep your figure, but it will make it look better, slimmer.