There are 10 get lean tips women over 40 need to know about. I’m a certified personal trainer.
Get lean by lifting weights.
Years ago, lifting weights was not considered a feminine thing to do. Many women over 40 have never experienced a single weight lifting session, but they should. Lifting weights strengthens the bones, muscles, and metabolism.
Women over 40 need more vegetables.
Children are always told to eat their vegetables. Then they become adults and some use their newly discovered freedom in a negative way, skipping such advice. Over the years, the habit of not eating vegetables becomes deeply ingrained.
If your regular diet is not already loaded with vegetables (fresh or frozen in bags, not canned), it should be, whether you’re over 40 or not.
Dairy helps you get lean.
Osteoporosis is a big concern for menopausal and post-menopausal women. Consuming more dairy (non fat is ideal) helps keep bones strong and even wards off fat.
Meditation is important for women over 40.
Meditation relieves stress and gives you mental clarity, allowing you to stay focused on your health and fitness goals.
Yoga is both relaxing and slimming.
Lack of flexibility is a problem for many women past age 40. Yoga can help them get and stay limber. It’s also effective in burning off a few pounds.
Choose Stevia over sugar to fight fat.
As women age, their bodies just can’t process certain things, like sugar, the way they used to. Stevia is an all-natural sugar substitute that’s actually healthy for you in that it’s linked to better glucose metabolism.
Coffee boosts the metabolism, is a source of energy and, most importantly, helps fights dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But opt for no-sugar-added organic whole beans that you grind up at home. Skip the flavored creamers; they’re full of chemicals. Use Stevia.
Plant-based eating is vital to getting lean.
Those who don’t want to resort to nutritional shakes and multivitamins should make sure they’re getting all the nutrients they need by eating plant-based foods for most of their diet.
Herbal tea is ideal for women over 40.
Herbal teas, like green tea, chamomile tea, dandelion tea, and more offer several health benefits and help people slim down and stay free of stress.
Plenty of sleep gets the weight off.
It’s hard to get enough exercise when you’re too tired. Be sure to always get a good night’s sleep, preferably in a completely dark (black) room.
With these 10 get lean tips, older women can be healthy, slim, and even feel young again — 40 can be the new 25!