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Avoid Age-Related Weight Gain

From the aches of arthritis to the burden of sleeplessness, the last thing we want to battle with is age-related weight gain!

Did you know that after 40, dieting by itself, may not be enough to maintain your current weight, let alone help you lose any extra? While eating right definitely helps, other factors, like changes in metabolism and loss of muscle mass, play an increasingly important role with age.

Exercise becomes essential as our metabolism slows. Understanding the relationship between the two can help us find the right balance, lose weight, and live healthier.

Surprising Facts About Metabolism

Tips for Losing Weight After 40

Help your metabolism help you lose weight with these 5 sensible tips:

  1. Get a Good Night’s Rest (at least 7-8 hours) – This can help regulate “hunger hormones” and maintain a healthy BMR.
  2. Chose Healthier Snacks – If your favorite snacks are fatty, salty, or fried (potato chips, french fries, cheesy crackers) experiment with healthier options like Hollywood Diet® Crax™ [1] to satisfy those savory, crunchy cravings.
  3. Take up an Active Hobby – Walking, hiking, bicycling, swimming, kayaking or canoeing are fun ways to keep your body moving to maintain that muscle.
  4. Enjoy a Sweet Treat – Don’t deprive yourself completely from sweets, just make sure they offer some nutritional value as well. Keeping a mix of The Hollywood Diet® Cookies [2], Brownies [3] and Wafers [4] on hand can help satisfy your sweet tooth while giving your body the nutrition it needs!
  5. Introduce Change Slowly – Jumping right into a new routine feet-first makes weight loss seem impossible. Start small and ease into it.