Losing weight when you are over 40
When we turn 30, our metabolism slows down. If you don’t take it into account and you continue eating the same way, your body mass can increase on average by 10% (in other words, you will gain 5 to 8 kilos. So how to prevent this?
The content of your plate
when you turn 40, it can be really difficult to lose weight. Much more difficult than when you were 20 or 25 years old. Magic diets are not as effective as expected, moreover, they can cause serious damage to your health. So, forget strict and unbalanced diets. Change your menu a little bit every day and consume at least 1,500 calories. It really is not difficult.
Consume less of simple carbohydrates. In other words, try to limit the intake of sugar, pastries, bread, white rice, etc. Also choose low-fat dairy products, lean meat, fish, etc. This will help you to seamlessly reduce the number of calories by 20-25%. Avoid mayonnaise or replace it with a little bit of olive oil. Let your dishes will be lighter. Eat 5-6 times a day, in small portions of about 250-350 calories. This way you will not feel hungry and you will start to lose weight.
Life is a movement
We also gain weight when we turn 40, because we exercise less. A lot of us constantly use a car or public transport, work sedentary jobs and so on. Eventually muscles lose elasticity. Even if you suddenly start to come up with sports, you will notice that you can hardly cope with any exercise, which you were able to do easily 5 years ago.
What type of exercising to choose? On the one hand, you need to burn fat. On the other hand, the exercises must be safe and not to endanger your knees and spine. Start by taking walks, cycling or inline skating.