As we gracefully journey through life, our bodies go through changes, especially when it comes to our metabolism. So if you are a woman in her 40s, 50s, and beyond who is facing a slow metabolism, this blog post is for you.
Understanding Your Metabolism:
As we age, many women face weight gain and struggle to lose it, despite their best efforts to stay healthy. That frustrating fat accumulation around the midsection, and then there is the constant tiredness and a dull complexion – all classic signs of a slow metabolism.
A slowed metabolism is a common concern that many women over 40 struggle with. Luckily though, it is a problem that can be overcome. After all, empowering women to overcome this common problem is why we created The 4% Club!
So what can you do to boost your metabolism?
Well, unfortunately, ‘metabolism boosting’ supplements are not the answer. According to our team of accredited practising dietitians, the best way to boost your metabolism is to create a balanced healthy diet that nourishes your hormones and promotes muscle retention as you age.
Foods To Boost Your Metabolism:
Here are some nourishing foods that can help support your metabolism and weight management journey:
- Protein-Packed Goodness: Choose tender and lean protein sources like skinless poultry, salmon, eggs, Greek yogurt, lentils, and tofu. These foods give your body the building blocks for muscle growth and repair, gently boosting your metabolism.
- Embrace Nourishing Fats: Don’t be afraid to enjoy healthy fats from avocados, extra-virgin olive oil, wholesome nuts (like almonds and walnuts), chia seeds, and fatty fish (such as salmon and mackerel). These foods provide your body with heartwarming monounsaturated fats and comforting omega-3 fatty acids that support a healthy metabolism.
- Fiber-Rich Superfoods: Add fibre-rich superfoods to your daily menu, like quinoa, oats, berries, apples, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, black beans, chickpeas, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. These foods gently increase your metabolic rate, helping with weight management.
- Spicy Metabolic Boosters: Invigorate your meals with metabolism-boosting spices like cayenne pepper, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. These spices contain compounds that gently stoke your metabolic fire and aid in the breakdown of fats.
- Hydration for Inner Radiance: Stay lovingly hydrated with refreshing water and enjoy hydrating foods like cucumbers, watermelons, and oranges. Proper hydration supports a healthy metabolic rate, so sip on this nurturing elixir throughout the day.
By nourishing our bodies with a balanced diet full of whole foods and protein-rich, you can create a harmonious relationship with your metabolism and embrace optimal health as a woman in her 40s, 50s and beyond.
Join our community at The 4% Club, where we support each other on this beautiful journey towards improved well-being. Together with the nurturing benefits of an optimised metabolism and the loving support of like-minded individuals, we thrive and create a lasting impact on our health and lives.
We’re here to help you flourish!