Weight Loss For Women Over 40
In your teens and 20s, it used to be that you could eat pizza every night for a week without a lot of pushback from your body in the form of extra pounds. In your 40s, not so much. Maybe you’re even eating much better now, but weight is still accumulating.
It’s usually not just due to losing muscle mass over time (more on that later). It’s also this: “as you get older, there’s a lot of competition for your time and energy,” says William Samuel Yancy, M.D., director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center and associate professor of medicine at Duke University. “That can push out healthy eating and exercise.” Here’s how to hack your biology and your lifestyle to lose weight after 40.