“5. Your appetite cues are confused
Hormones like ghrelin (which tells you when you’re hungry) and leptin (which tells you when you’re full) also fluctuate.
“As we age, the receptors for these hormones don’t work as well as they used to, and we become resistant to them, too,” Burton says. “It’s not just in your head. You’re actually hungry because of your hormones.”
The fix: Dweck suggests keeping a food diary to pinpoint pitfalls in your eating habits and to get a better handle on your hunger cues. “When you actually write down what you eat, you can see if you’re actually snacking all day or if you’re eating bigger portions,” she says.
A food diary can also tell you if you’re eating enough protein. Burton recommends 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal, since your body can absorb only so much protein in one sitting.
6. Life makes you less active
Between your career, family, and friends in your 40s, exercise can fall further down the priority list. Trifunovich says creaky, achy joints are another reason many women become less active.
“Overuse and joint injuries resulting from all the years of exercise may cause you to give up your favorite activity or force you to slow down,” she says. This can contribute to feeling out of shape.
The fix: Just keep moving. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym or running — find something you love. You’re more likely to stick with it, Trifunovich says.
If injury keeps you from doing your beloved activity, try a new class or at-home workout. (There are tons of streaming workout options available!)
Staying active won’t only enhance your metabolism. The endorphins released during exercise will also boost your mood, Thebe says, and help you feel better in your own skin.
Plus, regular exercise reduces your risk for chronic health conditions, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.”
I’m Linda. And I tried it all.
Atkins, Southbeach, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig.
And I even listened to that silly baseball guy who talked about the shakes on TV for all those years.
And yet, since I had my second daughter at 28, I had gained even more weight and had not lost any…
Well, maybe a few pounds for a little while but then it all comes roaring back when I stop whatever gimmick I’m on that month.
You should’ve seen me in my college days. I was tall, slim and had been blessed by the good Lord with an hourglass figure that always turned heads.
Hey, it’s how I attracted my husband Tom!
But after Andrea was born… I couldn’t get back down to my normal 130. I’m 5 foot 7, and that was always a great weight on me.
Yet I’ve spent the better part of 20 years pushing 220 pounds.
Then one sleepless night, I stumbled on a health segment on MSNBC…
Featuring Todd Pittman, a civil engineer from Asheville, North Carolina.
What was unique about Todd’s situation was that he was able to finally lose 68 pounds by following a simple 10-second “morning trigger” after struggling to lose weight for so many years.
Todd started by exposing the biggest nutrition lies the big fitness and weight loss players preach.
Just to push sales of their fad diets to make millions of dollars.
“To lose weight successfully, you shouldn’t eat less. Nor should you cut out carbs. Nor should you exercise until you drop,” he sternly quipped.
He then shared a multi-year study that demonstrated consistent and aggressive cardio routines have little effect on weight loss.
And that doing lots of endless cardio is actually bad for your health.
At that moment, it dawned on me that how all of the things I thought I was doing right – starving myself, running until I ached, eliminating carbs, yadda, yadda, yadda— they were actually holding me back rather than helping!
Can you believe that?
All that time and effort, not to mention thousands of dollars down the drain because I was fed lies.
Todd continued to explain how our bodies work. With only some minor changes, no matter your age, shape or size, you can kick your body into fat burning mode for much longer than normal.
Todd then shared his simple 10-second “morning trigger” that is scientifically proven to accelerate your metabolism and burn stubborn fat.
I listened intently and jotted down everything I heard as quickly as I could.
I remembered being skeptical — despite Todd showing a “before” picture and an “after” picture of himself from a couple of months ago.
But I owed it to myself to at least give this morning trigger a try.
And really, I was desperate to try anything.
So, that same week, I started the simple 10-second “morning trigger.”
You won’t believe what happened next!
In a single week, I lost 9 pounds and could really see the difference right away. My hips seemed slimmer and my jeans started to loosen up.
So I kept following Todd’s advice and I actually lost 67 pounds total in the next 5 months!
I’m not down to 130, but at my age and for my height, I think 145 is pretty darn good.
And, at 44 years old, I look amazing in a sun dress and I feel 20 years younger… and to tell a bit of a secret… Tom can’t keep his hands off me!
Since then, I have found out that Todd made it his mission in life to share this healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
Todd’s discovery has made such a big impact on my life that I would regret it if I did not share his presentation with others.
Imagine waking up every morning full of energy and loving what you see in the mirror…
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free…
And imagine feeling good and living your life without obsessing about every single calorie you eat…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch Todd’s presentation and finally have the solution you need to lose weight and take full control of your life once and for all.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally transformed my life.