You’ve never had a problem losing weight, but now you can’t seem to stop the weight from piling on no matter what you do!
One of the most common reasons is simply that you’re getting older – yaay😀!
Getting older is definitely beautiful and you should be proud that you are. Unfortunately, with age comes certain physiological changes.
From the age of 30, your body needs less energy, so it burns even less calories and this contributes to weight gain, or makes it harder to lose weight.
At the age of 40 going up, your hormones change, your metabolism changes, and even your muscle mass takes a hit. All these are factors that could be stopping you from seeing the progress that you expect to see.
So, What Is Going On?
Probably the most common reason is muscle loss. The older we get, the more muscle we lose.
Did you know that the lean muscle in our bodies burns more calories than fat? This simply means that the less muscle you have in your body, the more calories you retain and the harder it is to lose weight😕.
Inactivity is one of the biggest causes of muscle loss. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, you need to try a new workout routine that includes more weight and strength training to keep your muscles active.
Hormonal changes don’t only affect women, men also grow through these changes. They usually start to happen at about 40 years of age, and that’s why middle aged people tend to add on weight.
For women, these changes happen just before menopause when estrogen levels fluctuate affecting mood- which ultimately affects eating habits. During menopause, estrogen levels drop drastically and leading to weight gain- especially around the belly.
Men on the other hand experience a testosterone drop from the age of 40. Testosterone helps the body regulate fat and retain muscle. A drop in the hormone makes it even harder to burn off calories.
The older we are, the more fat we gain as compared to muscle. The harder it is to burn calories, the slower your metabolism.
People also reduce their activity levels as they get older, which only contributes to slower metabolism.
Worried about your children? Worried about your finances? Looking at your career growth?
Stress is actually one of the biggest contributors to weight gain. Stress leads to production of the hormone ghrelin which makes you hungrier.
That’s why eating a chocolate bar, or your favorite take out meal makes you feel so much better.
There is little we can do to stop some of these changes, however, a healthy diet and regular exercise goes a long way in keeping your body feeling youthful.
Exercise in particular will do wonders for your metabolism and also help you retain that muscle mass.
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