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Things you need to know in order to get around the 40+ Metabolic Speed Bump.

First, 40% of muscle mass is lost naturally between the ages of 40-80. Women lose muscle mass faster than men. So one important factor to avoid the metabolic speed bump -change up your workouts.

Cardio is important yes, and should not be neglected. Lifting weights in your 40's and onward is what can make some even bigger changes to your metabolism.

Let me explain.

Muscle weighs more than fat, making muscle a superior calorie burner! For each pound of muscle (vs pound of fat) your body can burn between 35-50 calories extra per day! Muscle is very metabolically active.

As you age, your metabolism is expected to decelerate by roughly 5% for every decade of life past 40.

  • example: If you always required roughly a 1200 calorie diet just to maintain weight at age 40, you would require roughly 1140 calories daily just to maintain that same weight at age 50. (these are rough estimates - but you get the picture). So continuing to eat the same amount of calories in your 50's as you did in your 40's will result in weight gain.(Unless of course you are more active in your 50's than you were in your 40's)

Second, stress is a huge contributor to fat gain. Stress eating and emotional eating are something very common among women over 40. The stress of teens, marriage, our own parent's health.. and so many other contributing factors can all effect our eating patterns. So how do you control it? It's very hard to control, because the actual actions that cause the stress are often completely out of our control. Life has a way of throwing us unexpected curve balls. As we all know too well, food brings comfort. Losing control can all happen so quickly and easily in high-stress situations. Things you need to be mindful of in order to begin to control stress:

  • Try to slow down

  • Try to make "You-Time"

  • Try to calm your mind

If you find ways to be even slightly-successful at these three tasks, you will certainly help to avoid that metabolic speed bump.

Third, our mindset on pounds!

We get so caught up on "pounds" and miss the whole picture of a healthy life. Muscle has weight too! In fact more weight than fat!

So it can be very possible (and positive!) to see the scale moving up and not down, if you are building muscle. Remember, muscle is metabolically active. Meaning it speeds up your metabolism and fat does not.

The "diets" that hit the mainstream in the 1980's-90's continue to affect our thoughts on pounds to this day. Times have changed! Things we know now, that we did not know then:

  • It is proven fact that muscle weighs more than fat

  • It is proven fact that the more muscle you have helps to burn more calories at rest

  • It is proven fact that we lose muscle mass naturally as we age

  • It is proven fact that women lose muscle mass faster than men

It is time to change our views on "the pounds". The time is now to shift your focus on composition changes. Focus on how you see your body taking on a healthier shape, regardless of what the scale is telling you. More importantly, focus on how you feel!

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But what if I told you, You don't have to be uncomfortable?

Wanting results and improved health is something a lot of people want, but stepping out of that comfy little comfort zone may be something that you find too overwhelming and may be why you keep slipping back into the same eating habits.

So many people go for the "quick fix" plan to avoid having to step out of the comfort zone too long or too far. The only problem is... well, there's no such thing as a "quick fix" plan. I guess I should say, there is no such thing as a quick fix plan that works long term. Or at least not one that I have found..

Changes need to be made in order for changes to occur. But.. what if I told you that you didn't have to be uncomfortable to lose weight? But rather, you could learn how to prepare and eat SIMPLE and healthy meals you would be surprised to find extremely satisfying, delicious and VERY comforting? Something easy enough to throw together with a busy schedule, a way that would be sustainable long term.

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I would love to help custom-design your plan. Simple, delicious meals. Guidelines and learn-as-you go packages to keep you accountable and on track.

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Fat loss is a Marathon, not a sprint.

Everyone is always looking for the easy button. What is the newest way to lose the excess body fat that's been upsetting you for so many years?

Your outlook is what may be slowing you down. The fastest way to achieve your fat loss goals is to change your outlook on how it's actually accomplished.

YOUR OUTLOOK is the change that matters most!

Accept its a marathon. Therefore change your inner-voice and your inner-critic. Then surround yourself with people that match your desired mindset and feed off of it. Have patience and trust in the plan long term. The change in mindset will inspire you, take you out of your comfort zone and allow you to get to the outcome you desire.

Ask yourself.

1. Are you willing to make changes? (such as ditching many processed foods)

2. Are you realistic of real-life setbacks?

3. Are you motivated and determined on your own?

4. Without instant results, will you throw in the towel?

5. Are you an emotional eater?

6. Do you know how to prevent self-sabotage?


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Am I worth it?


I offer a 4 week package to hold your hand, and keep you accountable through the learning process.

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I am so worth it. I believe it, I trust myself, I know the changes, I have changed my old mindset years ago and I see the changes it has not just made in my life, but in my clients lives as well!

You are worth it.

I offer guidance, guidelines, tips & tricks, weekly emails to help you learn how to ease into the lifestyle, provide ideas and help you learn where to begin! I recognize what to watch out for in the food-marketing world, offer support and motivation to continue the battle to better health and improving quality of life in this one body we have to live in during our lifetime.

Change your mindset. Reach out and let's start a custom plan.

Changing your Mindset, Can Change Your Outcome!

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