How To Increase Metabolism After 40: How Women Can Jumpstart Their Metabolism

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

Founder of The Fit Mother Project & Fit Father Project

Founder, The Fit Mother Project
Founder, The Fit Father Project

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

Founder of The Fit Mother Project & Fit Father Project

Founder, The Fit Mother Project
Founder, The Fit Father Project

How To Increase Metabolism After 40

You may be wondering how to increase metabolism after 40. The good news is that there are many actions that can jumpstart your metabolism — at any age!

Many of these tactics are simple things we take for granted.

You can easily boost your energy levels and live a full and happy life when you know how to increase metabolism after 40.

Simply put, your metabolism is a chemical reaction that happens inside your body constantly. This process keeps your cells healthy and operating the way they should.

In fact, there are two parts to your metabolism:

  • Catabolism, which produces energy from molecules
  • Anabolism, which converts nutrients into the materials needed by cells

Knowing that metabolism runs off of the energy in our body that is created by food, it's obvious that eating properly is one of the most effective methods to increase your metabolism. Keep reading to learn more about how to increase metabolism after 40.

Check out these 10 simple tips for increasing your metabolism after 40!

 

How Metabolism Decreases With Age

There are three main factors that contribute to unwanted weight gain for women in their 40s.

  • Metabolism slows by about 5% every decade after the age of 40.
  • Most women experience loss of muscle mass around the same age.
  • Estrogen levels start to decrease, while insulin increases — resulting in more cravings.

The compound effect of these three events usually results in unwanted weight gain that can seem inevitable. In addition, many women have families by the time they are 40 and busy careers. The demands of these roles contribute greatly to stress levels, physical demands, and lack of time.

However, knowing about the three physiological changes and life stressors can help you make informed decisions about your metabolism and health. But there are lifestyle changes you can make today that will keep you energetic, mentally sharp, and fit for longer!

How To Increase Metabolism After 40

You might be surprised at this list of how to increase metabolism after 40. But believe us, if you invest in these changes, you can truly start to see results.

Sleep

Getting enough shut-eye is actually one of the most effective metabolic boosters. It takes the least amount of effort on this whole list! We recommend 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night so your body can re-balance hormone and stress levels.

Diet

Adjusting your diet is a very direct way to affect metabolism. After all, food creates the energy that metabolism runs on!

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Water

As we know, our bodies are 60% water and need it to function properly. But did you know that proper hydration also plays into your metabolism?

Drinking water can help to flush out toxins from your body, which increases your metabolism's efficiency. In addition, drinking cold water specifically can help to lower your body temperature and force your body to increase its metabolic rate to bring your temperature back down.

Exercise

Exercising forces your heart to beat faster so that your organs have the nutrients they need to fuel your workout and repair themselves.

We've found that high-intensity training helps your body boost metabolism the most. In a workout, this would be exerting yourself to the highest extent for a short period of time and then taking a short break. This cycle would repeat itself and can mix and match workouts so that you stay engaged.

Weight Training

Conversely, weight training helps your body and metabolism in a different way.

When you have more muscle mass, your body needs more calories to burn to maintain these muscles. After consistent weight training, your body will transition into having lean muscle mass and a higher metabolic rate.

Eat Protein

Pairing enough protein with weight or interval training will help your body increase muscle mass. This will allow you to reap all the benefits of your exercising and increase your metabolism by way of burning more calories.

If you're interested in a low-calorie and great-tasting protein powder, check out SuperFuel! Protein powder will ensure you're getting enough high-quality protein, which helps promote muscle growth and fat loss.

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As a busy women, it’s challenging to stay consistent with healthy eating. That’s why we created SuperFuel… the delicious “all-in-one” nutrition shake for busy women 40+ to give your body the protein + key nutrients you need for more energy, fat burning, and muscle building.

Green Tea

In addition to green tea's positive antioxidants, it's also thermogenic. This means that green tea raises your core body temperature, which forces your body to respond by increasing your metabolic rate.

Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol packs on pounds and contains unwanted sugars. If you can reduce your alcohol intake to just on social occasions, you can limit the number of unnecessary calories that are weighing your metabolism down.

Avoid Sugar

Think about it — just one can of soda has a quarter cup of sugar. This amount of sugar is difficult to work off in a day, especially if you don't go to the gym regularly. If you remove sugary drinks (and eventually sugary snacks), you can decrease your fat storage and keep your metabolism working more efficiently.

Check Your Digestion

If your digestion is sluggish or clogged, you might want to consider adding digestive enzymes or fiber into your diet. Removing digestive clogs allows your body and metabolism to work more efficiently.

Meet Burn RX. The Safe & Effective Metabolism Booster To Help You See Faster Results

Burn RX is for women who are working on losing weight and want to see faster and easier results from their eating & exercise efforts. It helps your body burn more fat before, during, and after your workouts, which will improve your body composition while boosting your energy + metabolism.

Holistically Healthy

As you can see, many of the recommendations for how to increase your metabolism after 40 revolve around a holistically healthy lifestyle. Paying attention to things we take for granted — like sleep and hydration — can make a big impact on your overall health, especially when compounded by other good habits.

If you're ready to kick your metabolism into high gear, download the free Fit Mom Jumpstart! You'll receive free online coaching, a complete diet plan, workouts, and more. The best time to jumpstart your life and metabolism is now!

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Founder of The Fit Mother Project & Fit Father Project

Founder, The Fit Mother Project
Founder, The Fit Father Project

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Balduzzi founded The Fit Mother Project and Fit Father Project to help busy moms and dads get and stay healthy for their families.

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi holds dual degrees in Psychology & Nutrition from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a former national champion bodybuilder. He’s is most proud of the fact that he’s helped over 40,000 families in over 100 countries lose weight and get healthy for life.

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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 how to increase metabolism after 40.

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