Weight Loss At 40 and above...

Your metabolism is responsible for consuming about 60-70% of all the calories your body burns each day. It begins to slow between the ages of 40 to 50.

Losing weight after 40 will probably not be as easy for you as it was at 20 or 30. However, this does not mean that you cannot face this challenge and become healthier than you ever have been.

Just develop a weight-loss plan tailored to your body, your schedule, your goals, and your life.

It must include: nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle requirements.

Nutrition and Eating Plans
You must have a good nutrition and a strong eating plan, including a careful balance of the right kinds of foods from each group.
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about the importance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. However, these three all play an important role in good nutrition.
Your specific meal plan will have to be based on your physical needs and schedule.
Some people find it easier to eat their carbs earlier in the day. Other people find a need to have a complex carb at every meal…
Many experts recommend tracking your meals to make sure you are getting the right nutrients and not too many calories. The more calories you consume, the more work you will have to do to burn them.

Develop an Exercise Regiment
Great exercise is when you develop a well-rounded plan that addresses both cardiovascular fitness and muscle strengthening and toning.
Cardio workouts burn calories quickly. If you are new to exercise, start with walking. You can gradually increase your time and distance and work your way into a light jog.
Once you can lightly jog for 30 minutes or more, you should be able to handle any other type of cardio workout.
Strength training builds and tones your muscles. Muscles get energy by burning excess fat.
The more muscle tone you have, the easier it is for you to lose unwanted weight.
Each program should also be coupled with a regular cardio routine.

Lifestyle Changes
To ensure life-long health,find your MOTIVATION. It is important that your weight loss plan correct the negative aspects of your life that lead to weight gain and poor fitness, such as:
• Eat when you are bored
• Eat when you feel lonely
• Eat when you are sad
• Eat because there just isn’t anything else to do!

There is no SINGLE weight-loss plan for everyone. The best thing you can do is to shape your individual program.
There are many reasons people after 40 pack on the pounds, but beware that when you put them on, they won’t come off near as easily!

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