It is no longer a secret to anyone that you are over your 40s. It is no longer a secret for you, now that you are looking in the mirror and seeing your real age. Up until now, things were relatively simple, because you had an active life, you did not have too much time to eat, but when you did you did eat very healthily. Well, with old age comes a lot of responsibility and the biggest share you have in it is to keep your body healthy and fit for as long as possible.
What Are Your Options?
You probably have the same eating habits as you had 10 or 20 years ago, but you do not see it working right now. With old age, your body starts getting older too and everything functions a little harder than you are used to. Therefore, your metabolism’s rate is probably lower than before. This means that you are eating the same as before, but the results are not showing anymore. Moreover, you have also put some extra pounds on, instead of losing weight. You are probably wondering what your options are right about now. Well, your first option is to start a healthier diet.
Your diet up until now has probably been healthy enough, but that was when you were still quite physically active. Now that you are no longer that active, your metabolism slowed down and everything you are eating is no longer burnt that quickly.
Speed Up Your Metabolism!
The first tip you have to know about is that the key to losing weight is to speed up your metabolism. How can you do that? It is quite simple, actually. First of all, you have to know that you need your daily proteins and you need to eat them during the entire day. Your muscles are no longer as strong as they used to and in order to prevent muscle break, you will have to eat enough proteins and to start working out. At first, you will have to be gentler on your body, but once you get the hand of it, you will be able to strengthen your training.
Another tip you should into account if you want to lose the extra weight is related to the number of meals you are having a day. You are probably eating about 3 times a day, right? Well, making those 3 meals into 6 or… even better, into 7 smaller meals is the best way to go. If you eat less, but more often, you can increase your metabolism rate and you can help it burn faster and better the extra fat. Keep in mind that a healthy diet must be accompanied by a healthy training. Be physically active and eat smaller meals and you will see that the extra weight will disappear in no time. Who care that you are over your 40s as long as you stay fit?