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Diets for Women Over 40: How to Find the Right One for YOU

diets for women over 40

There are so many different diets for women over 40. Have you ever felt confused and overwhelmed when trying to pick one?

Don't worry, you're not alone!

The industry of health and wellness is ever-changing. There are so many new studies, discoveries, and, of course, fad diets.

It can be extremely difficult to keep up with all the new trends, and very tempting to diet-hop.

However, when it comes to finding diets for women over 40, there are a few basic things that you should look out for.

From knowing the diets you should avoid to knowing the best foods for weight loss, you can arm yourself with the information you need to reach — and stay at — your target weight.

Here's the TRUTH about diets for women over 40 — and how to pick the right one for YOU!

Required Reading: The Definitive Guide to Healthy Eating for Women

Diets for Women Over 40: Fad Diets to Avoid

Between social media and celebrity endorsements, it can seem impossible to avoid learning about all the new fad diets that are out there.

While some have real scientific backing, other fad diets can be not only impossible to stick to, but are also harmful to your body.

Limited Food Group Diets

Have you ever heard of the cabbage soup diet or the grapefruit diet?

You may think these are dramatic examples, but there are many diets out there that sternly restrict your food groups.

Any diet that does not allow you to eat fruit, vegetables, meat, and healthy starches on a regular basis is not a healthy diet.

People need to eat food from a variety of sources to attain the nutrients their bodies need.

Miracle Food Diets

The green tea diet or apple cider vinegar diets are great examples of how people can misconstrue good supplements for an entire diet.

Green tea is an outstanding source of antioxidants and studies have shown that it can reduce tummy fat.

However, you cannot drink green tea alone and expect to drop weight. It's the same with apple cider vinegar.

Extremely Low-Calorie Diets

It's well known that to lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you will burn off.

But extremely low-cal diets require you to take in so few calories that you can feel lethargic throughout the day and break your diet completely.

Depriving yourself of what you need to stay energized throughout the day is a recipe for abandoning your diet.

Diets for Women Over 40: Best Foods to Eat

Sometimes, committing to a particular diet can be an intimidating step.

If you want to ease your way into weight loss, you can always work at changing out some of the foods you eat for healthier options.

Below, we've listed out some of the best food for weight loss.

These foods are all good sources of nutrients at a low caloric level, which makes them perfect for almost all dieting.

  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Lean chicken
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Tuna
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Greek yogurt
  • Sweet potato
  • Whole grains
  • Beans and legumes

There are many other foods that are delicious and weight-loss approved, but this list provides great options for starches, proteins, and vegetables.

Diets for Women Over 40: Diets to Try

In order for a diet to work for you, it needs to be three things:

  • Realistic
  • Enjoyable
  • Success-driven

That's exactly what our Fit Mom Jumpstart provides!

The Fit Mom Jumpstart is realistic because it was built specifically for busy moms.

We know that you don't have hours to spend in the gym, that you have to take your family into account when cooking, and that all you really want is a diet that will work.

Our workouts can all be done with or without a gym subscription and are exercises that are enjoyable and truly build strength.

There's no need for spending more than an hour just running on a treadmill if you hate it.

We train you to be functionally fit.

We build accountability into our programs so we can help you plan to be successful.

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Diets for Women Over 40: Tips and Tricks

No matter where your starting point is for weight loss, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you score a few “wins.”

While these won't get you all the way to your goal weight, they will certainly help you on the road to holistic fitness!

If you tack on some of these tricks to a consistent diet and exercise routine, you will be further on your way to your goals.

  • Get enough sleep: Sleep is essential for your body to de-stress and repair itself.
  • Drink about 2 liters of water per day: Water allows your body to flush out toxins and stay hydrated. Drinking water before meals can help you feel more full and reduce your food intake.
  • Form good habits: Keep a journal or mark your calendar so you stay accountable for your workouts and dieting.
  • Try green tea: Green tea is a fantastic addition to antioxidants.
  • Reduce alcohol: Try to only drink alcohol on the weekends if you're a daily drinker.
  • Cut sugars: If you have a sweet tooth, try to use natural sweeteners like Stevia instead of sugar and eat dark chocolate instead of sugary milk chocolate.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can continue on the path of weight loss!

While weight loss and dieting can be incredibly difficult, remember that you have friends at the Fit Mother Project that would love to help.

We've helped thousands of moms lose unnecessary weight and model healthy living for their kids.

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If you’re a busy mom who wants to finally lose weight, get healthy, and actually keep the pounds off for good, this is the simple program you’ll love sticking to…

Our Fit Mother 30X Program (FM30X) is the answer you’ve been looking for. Inside FM30X, you’ll receive:

  • The simple & delicious Fit Mother Meal Plan with easy recipes for you and your family.
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*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on diets for women over 40.

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