The main reason why losing weight after 40 is so difficult, is metabolism. The basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of calories the body needs daily to maintain weight, reduces over time. So if we continue to eat at 40 what we ate at 30, we will probably get fat. In addition to metabolism, another factor that often hinder weight loss is the difficulty of finding time to feed us properly and make physical activity.
Do not restrictive diets: If these 40 years have taught us anything, it’s that very restrictive diets do not work long term. You do not want to run to get into a dress or to spend the final week bikini on the beach, so the key is to lose weight slowly and continuously. Reduce portions to decrease the number of calories consumed daily in order to create the calorie deficit that your body needs to lose weight. The longer it takes to lose weight, the lost kilos will not be recovered.
Maintain a healthy diet: Healthy eating habits are key to losing weight. Go for the consumption of fruits, vegetables and legumes, combining them with lean proteins like fish and chicken, and whole grains. Avoid sugar, excess salt, white flour, fat, soft drinks, alcohol, fried foods and processed foods. Also try to make the habit of drinking 8 glasses of water a day.