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These four factors prevent you from losing weight after 40 years: what to do to become slimmer and do not harm your health

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How to lose weight after 40
How to lose weight after 40

After the age of 40, many people start paying more attention to their health and fitness. With age, the body transforms, and metabolic processes slow down, so body weight can increase dramatically.

Dr. Ulyana Werner spoke exclusively for OBOZREVATEL about the main obstacles that people who want to lose weight after 40 may face. The expert assures that age is not a problem on the way to healthy weight loss.

"Losing weight after 40 may require more effort due to a number of physiological changes that occur during this period. However, a balanced diet, physical activity, stress management, and proper sleep can help overcome these obstacles," the health expert emphasizes.

Changes in metabolism

One of the main reasons why it is difficult to lose weight after 40 is a slowdown in metabolism. With age, the body consumes fewer calories to maintain its body weight, and this can lead to weight gain.

Try to maintain or increase your physical activity. Exercise, especially when combined with strength training, can help speed up your metabolism and balance your metabolism. Add cardio, such as walking, running, or swimming, as well as bodyweight exercises to burn more calories.

Healthy eating is the key to success

The impact of hormonal changes

With age, especially in postmenopausal women, hormonal changes occur that can affect fat distribution. Decreased estrogen levels lead to weight gain in certain areas of the body, such as the abdomen and thighs.

Regular exercise can help reduce the impact of hormonal changes on weight gain. In addition, it is better to seek the help of a doctor who will conduct additional examinations and, if necessary, prescribe appropriate medications.

Age is not an obstacle to losing weight

Stress and mood changes

Increased stress levels, which are common in people over 40, can lead to weight gain. This leads to overeating and consumption of foods high in carbohydrates.

Practicing relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing can help reduce stress and improve mood. It is also important to establish a regular sleep schedule, as lack of sleep can affect appetite.

Losing weight after 40 years is possible

Increased insulin resistance

Insulin resistance may increase with age. This is a condition in which the body's cells respond less to insulin, which can lead to increased appetite and weight gain.

A balanced diet with limited carbohydrates, especially simple sugars and refined foods, can help control blood insulin levels. It is worth dividing your diet into several smaller meals throughout the day to reduce hunger and avoid overeating.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about celebrities who shrunk their stomachs to lose weight.  The celebrities managed to lose up to 70 kilograms.

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