💥FAT LOSS AS WE AGE💥
☕️You want to know how many times I sat there and looked at my ever-growing belly thinking, “I guess this is it. This is how it’s going to be” -
Oh about 1,000. Maybe more. I used to think gaining belly fat was a part of middle age - a rite of passage I couldn’t control -
🍤 I assumed losing fat at my age was impossible-thought it couldn’t be done. But as I eventually found out, I was wrong.
🥗We hear a lot about our slowing metabolism as we age and are quick to blame it for our weight gain. Our metabolism does slow down as we age, but not to the extent that we think. I blamed all of my weight gain on my metabolism to the point of getting it checked by my doctor, who told me my metabolism was fine.
🍎Now let me be really clear here. I am NOT talking about people with a diagnosed medical condition that may need to be treated with medication, or special diets,etc . I am talking about the rest of us. The majority of us, who gained weight during middle age -
🥨Our bodies do change as we age. That is a given. But those changes do not mean we can’t lose fat. Not at all. We just have to dial in our nutrition, and be relentless in our pursuit. Is it easy? No. Some might even say it’s harder for us. I wouldn’t disagree with that.
🍐But the principles of fat loss are the same whether we are 25 years old or 55 years old. You need to be in a calorie deficit to lose fat -
🍓Strength training becomes a game changer for us too. We lose muscle mass as we age( 5-7 pds per decade), and bone density too, so strength training is as important for us as it ever has been. Bodyweight won’t do it for long. You need to add resistance. Lift heavy weights. -
🌽So if you think it’s too late, think you can’t lose fat, or think it will never happen for you, I am here to tell you, you CAN do it. I promise. Dial in your nutrition, increase protein, strength train, be consistent, and kick Mother Nature in the ass.
🍗And don’t forget - I am here to help every step of the way. Let’s do this together💜
ps - if you are not middle age yet, get on this now. Lead the way. You will be way ahead of the game in 20-30 years. 💪🏻