How often do you hear folks, especially those over the age of 40, lament that they have tried everything but still can't seem to get their weight down?
University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust research published in Clinical Endocrinology found that obese adults over 60 can lose as much weight as younger persons with lifestyle adjustments.
Accordingly, in order to reduce weight beyond a certain age, one should reevaluate the methods previously employed. One must know what does and does not work when trying to reduce weight.
People frequently acquire weight after 30 and 40. This is because midlife lean muscles decrease. Lean muscle burns calories. Less lean muscle means less calories utilized, which adds weight. Even if you exercise an hour a day and raise a sweat, it won't help if you sit most of the day. Long-term sitting reduces lipase production, which burns fat. Walk for two to three minutes throughout extended sitting hours to boost lipase production.
Weight gain also results from inactivity. Humans slow down when they expend less calories. Psychology also leads to underexercising after 35. After midlife, individuals adopt a sedentary lifestyle as if old age is for sitting at desks.
Stress is another key cause of aging weight gain. As people age, their mental health declines due to lifestyle, food, environmental, biological, social, and other variables. Stress impairs agility, making people less active.
Keep an eye on your caloric intake as you hit your 30s. Loss of muscular mass, as has been previously mentioned, contributes significantly to overall fatness. Reduce your caloric intake and increase your intake of fiber and foods high in antioxidants.