Discover how to increase metabolism after 40. Say goodbye to sluggishness and hello to more energy and better health today!

As a woman over 40, you know what you want, how to get it, and you go after it and get it.  But...the one thing that keeps eluding a woman like me who is over 40 is a fast metabolism

While it’s often said that with age comes wisdom, nobody prepares you for the fact that getting older as a woman also brings about a slow metabolism and weight gain.

My metabolism story

Like my young women, my metabolism was super-fast in my early 20s. I could eat like a horse and never gain extra pounds. Life was good in those days, I tell you.

My metabolism story

Fast forward to today. I’m in my early 40s and at my peak professionally, emotionally, and mentally, but my waistline has been thickening. Keeping the weight off is now a constant battle.

But... Metabolism does NOT slow down when you turn 40

Research shows that metabolism actually remains stable between the ages of 20 and 60!

What affects  metabolism after 40 then?

Genetics Muscle mass Activity level Thyroid hormone Gender

How to increase metabolism after 40

1. Exercise regularly If you are new to exercising, perform moderate-intensity exercises for at least 20 minutes, 3-5 days a week.

How to increase metabolism after 40

2. Build muscle with diet and exercise Muscle requires more energy to maintain than fat- the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn.

How to increase metabolism after 40

3. Eat enough calories Drastically cutting calories will hurt your metabolism as your body will go into starvation-prevention mode by slowing down the metabolic rate.

How to increase metabolism after 40

4. Get enough sleep When you sleep for less than 5 hours, the hunger-suppressing hormone leptin falls, while the hunger-stimulating hormone, ghrelin increases.

20 Foods that increase metabolism and burn fat

1. Chilli peppers 2. Green tea 3. Iron-rich foods 4. Eggs 5. Fish 6. Milk 7. Pumpkin seeds 8. Almonds 9. Lentils 10. Chickpeas

Want to learn more about how metabolism works after you turn 40?