Best Weight Loss Tips For Women Over 40
You hit 40, your body starts to sag, your metabolism is in the tank, you are sluggish and tired, you hate shopping for new clothes because you just cringe when you look in the mirror and you feel like your body will never look great again.
Well, I’m here to tell you that hitting 40 and everything going downhill is a total MYTH. If you sit around and do nothing and blame it on a slowing metabolism and your age then yeah, you’re going to put on weight.
But, if you crank up your routine and clean up your diet then there’s no reason that your body can’t rival that of a 20 year old.
I know tons of women in their 40’s who look better than some younger girls in their 20’s. The one thing that I’ve realized is that women in their 40’s often put a really serious effort into their bodies when they make that commitment.
Some still just let age and excuses take over, but if you really want to be an action taker and achieve amazing success then check this out…
My top weight loss tips for women over 40….
1. You must strength train. This doesn’t mean you have to pump iron like a bodybuilder dude, but use your body weight, a medicine ball, a kettlebell, dumbbells or barbells. I’m not talking about lifting 3 pound weights for 50 reps and then doing 100 crunches.
Your strength training regimen should include movements like: walking lunges, squats, push ups, kettlebell swings, chin ups, various plank movements and medicine ball slams and rotations.
2. Don’t worry about the number on the scale. Instead, focus on your body composition. Many women are slaves to the scale, but that doesn’t tell you anything about how much lean muscle or fat your body is holding.
Have a qualified professional measure your body fat percentage and also focus on the body measurements such as your hips, waist, thighs and arms. This will help you track your progress and keep you motivated.
3. Avoid steady state cardio. Perform interval training to help boost your metabolism, burn more calories and rev up the intensity of your workouts. You’ll improve your fitness much faster and avoid boredom and burnout with this method. Your workouts can be much shorter and higher in intensity.
4. Eat 5-6 small meals and snacks per day. Many people think that losing weight equals eating less. It’s actually about eating more of the good kinds of food. Eating too little can actually cause you to plateau or even gain weight over the long run.
Focus your diet plan on lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, nuts and some whole grains. Eat 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day.
Weight loss for women over 40 is not a lost cause, you just need to put in a little more effort and focus on strength training, healthy eating and interval cardio training. I’ll have more fat loss tips for women over 40 (and under) in the coming posts… so bookmark this blog and stop back daily.