Way too many times I've seen people simply fall into acceptance when it comes to body change that can occur after 40. Suddenly how we were eating and exercising (or not) isn’t giving us the desired result. Instead of resigning to what may feel like inevitable body change, here are 6 things you can do to counter an aging body and metabolism:
Focus on adding muscle to your body composition. Muscle will keep your metabolism high which will help with overall fat loss.
Cut the alcohol. Alcohol does nothing positive for our physiques or energy.
Focus on filling your plate with 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 good, starchy carbs like sweet potato or quinoa.
Drink A LOT of water. Aim for 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day.
Prioritize sleep and self-care. Whether that's managing stress or ensuring your own health needs are top priority, it's more important than ever before that you tend to yourself.
Reduce sugar as much as possible. Sugar is addictive, it feeds disease, and it does not keep the fat away.
Forty and beyond doesn’t have to mean fat gains, but it is hard to do it alone. If you're struggling with excess body fat after 40 and find it challenging to be consistent or accountable to one or more of the above, let's talk!