Over 40, a woman body is changing. For a woman on her 40 or 50 to lose weight is much more difficult than in her 20 or 30.This is happening because over 40 your metabolism slows down. At this age your body doesn’t burn the calories as fast as it use to do when you were younger.
Solution is simple you have to burn more calories than you eat. What you eat now is very important. You have to start to eat healthy foods as plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, fiber as well as proteins. All of this is essential if you want to lose weight.
Another thing, if you want to lose your belly fat, adding calcium to your diet can help. So, eat low fat milk, cheese or probiotic yogurt. Do not forget to drink plenty of water. 8 to 10 glasses of water daily or how much you can drink will help you eliminate your toxins. Also, add a slice of lemon to your water, is going to help you burn more calories.
It is essential for you to stop eating processed foods and desserts. Choose healthy fat like olive oil, and choose also, foods high in proteins and low in fat like fish, turkey and generally lean meat.
Another important thing is to eat 4 or 5 small meals, this way your metabolism is going to speed up.
Stress is an important factor when in gaining weight. So, ease the stress. Physic exercises are going to help you deal with your stress and will help you lose weight too. If this is not helping you, try yoga and meditation.
Take control over your life; make your own diet plan. We are not the same, we are different, and so you have to choose what is right for you.
At 40 years old, hormone changes will contribute to your gain weight is the pre-menopausal faze or for many of you even menopause. So, thee combined with stress and less sleep contribute to your belly fat.
Eat proteins low in fat like lean meat, salmon, beans, low fat dairy products. Just switching to whole grains breads and pastas or brown rice can help you burn your belly fat. Don’t forget omega 3 fatty acids such as flax seeds, walnuts will help your diet. Choose to eat row or steamed vegetables instead of fried foods.
Start exercises. If you don’t like to go to gym, start with simple exercise like walking. Go 10 minutes for the first day adding more few minutes every day. To the end you have to walk around 45 or 50 minutes 3 or 4 times of week. You know, you are your own boss, create your own version of working out routine.
You don’t have to be perfect, nobody is. You have to feel good, weight your limits, be healthy and be happy.