Weight loss seems to be the hottest topic making the rounds these days.
Anybody and everybody seems to be looking for ways to shun those extra pounds and become a sexier version of self. It’s not bad too. There is no harm in getting rid of something that harms your health and looks.
We all know that losing weight can be a challenge at any age. And when you get around midlife i.e. 40, it can be particularly tough. It requires checking your old habits and developing some new ones. And at this time in life, the old habits can be even harder to break!
However, if you have the right approach, you can still stay “girlishly” slim. Which of course means that you just cannot indulge in hot choco fudge or pastas as often as you did. But If you adapt the right tactics for staying trim after 40, you’ll not only lose weight but gain energy, strength and confidence, and then you can treat yourself every once in a while on all the goodies you want to.
Tactic 1: Eat Healthy For Lean Muscle Mass
Taking out carbs is one thing. It is important to cut down on white breads, sugar and other carbs you eat. Adding on a lot of fibre in the form of green leafy veggies and fruits is another. Yet, adding in good stuff to build muscles, boost your metabolism and lose harmful fat will keep you even slimmer.
What are those foods that help you increase the muscle mass and keep you lean?
Proteins: Which give your body the most important ingredient for making muscles. Plus, your body doesn’t store extra protein as fat. It just gets rid of it.
Healthy fats: Like coconut oil, butter from grass-fed cows, avocado and walnuts. All of these fats have been shown to boost metabolism and lean muscle building. Better yet, they also make you feel full so you don’t cave into snack attacks unnecessarily.
Chlorella : Which gives your body nucleic acids, proteins and lots of vitamins essential for muscle-building. Its unique Chlorella growth factor (CGF) is particularly helpful when it comes to rebuilding tissue and keeping you energized.
Shorter Exercise Routines In Intervals
By the time we reach 40, our bones and joints have been around the block a few times. Our bodies can’t take the poundings they used to. For this reason, it’s easier on your body to do short, intensive workouts made up of intervals than long endurance trainings.
30 minutes walk: Make time to walk at least for 30 minutes, be it a stroll to market place for daily chores and grocery shopping.
15 minutes aerobics: Skipping, jumping jacks, and on the spot jogging are the aerobic exercises when done for 15 minutes in a combination, burn quite god calories.
15 minutes weight training: Use a weight training program available on a DVD or ask a physical trainer to make a routine of some specific weight training reps targeting different body parts for you. Do it for 15 minutes daily.
These kinds of interval workouts of shorter durations seem to do a better job of calorie-burning and building lean muscle mass. It also helps to retain the interest in the workout regimens, without losing the strength and energy.
Stay enthusiastic, love yourself and keep going. Life is but for once only.
And that is why…you must…
Stay fit and fabulous at 40 plus!