As women get older, our bodies change. Our metabolism slows down making it harder to shed unwanted weight. Before we are getting fat as we get older, it is better to set a new lifestyle to set new body goals when we were old. Manage your lifestyle start from now so we can avoid many diseases in the future. Here are some good starts for you!
Drink More Water
People in the 40s have been slowly replacing the liquids that we drink with all kinds of abnormal tasting beverages, including soda, diet soda, flavored water, vitamin water, etc. Challenge yourself to drink 100 ounces of water every single day. It will keep you hydrated, feeling full, flush out the toxins, and away from the pantry.
Increase You Fiber Consumption
Consuming adequate fiber is a great way to manage your weight in your 40s. You should be eating at least 25 grams of fiber a day to reap the benefits. Fiber helps with your digestive health, disease prevention, weight control, and foods high in fiber help you feel full for longer. To increase your fiber, eat foods such as black beans, peas, broccoli, raspberries, pears, and oatmeal.
Reduce Refined Carbohydrates
Cutting back on refined carbs has many health benefits, especially when it comes to maintaining weight. Refined carbs are foods like cookies, cakes, pastries, candies, fast foods, breaded or battered foods, sugary cereals, pasta, bagels, pizza, sugar-sweetened beverages, and the list goes on.
Cut back on these foods as much as you can. Refined carbs are absorbed into the bloodstream quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. Many of the foods are highly addictive, but the more you wean yourself off of them, the easier it is to stay away.
Yoga And Exercise
Yoga not only has great strengthening benefits, but it’s also beneficial for your mental health. As women reach 40 and beyond, there’s an increased risk of depression, as well as anxiety, stress, and mood swings. Yoga can help ward off all of the above, plus it can help you get your weight back on track.
Get Enough Sleep
In the 40s, you may find yourself tossing and turning at night, not being able to avoid naps during the day, or waking up extremely early in the morning. Lack of sleep can directly impact your weight loss. Sleep issues can come from medications, underlying health problems, stress, and numerous other factors.
That’s all the new start to keep your 40s healthy. As we get older, it is also easy to gain weight. So, manage your lifestyle to keep your body in good shape and healthier even you are older.