Are you nearing or in your 40s or 50s and struggling to burn fat? Do you feel like your metabolism has slowed down and you can't seem to burn away those extra layers no matter what you try?
Don't worry, you're not alone!
Many people believe that burning fat becomes impossible after a certain age, but that is just a myth. In fact, there are many ways you can speed up your metabolism and burn fat well into midlife.
In this article, we'll debunk some common metabolism myths and provide you with effective tips to boost how your body processes food and achieve your fat loss goals!
The Science Behind Your Metabolism
Let's begin by breaking down what metabolism is and how it works. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts food into energy. Your body burns calories constantly, even while you're resting or sleeping.
However, as you age, your metabolism naturally slows down. This is due to a decrease in muscle mass and hormonal changes, such as dwindling testosterone and estrogen levels. When your metabolism slows it can make it all the more difficult to burn away extra layers and inadvertently lead to accelerated fat gain.
But, don't panic, there's good news!
There are multiple ways to speed up your metabolism and burn fat in your 40s and 50s - get ready to uncover the truth when it comes to metabolism myths!
Common Metabolism Myths
Myth 1: Your metabolism can’t be changed once you hit midlife
This is a frequent misconception that can be discouraging for those who feel like they have hit a plateau in their fat loss journey. The truth is, while your metabolism may naturally slow down with age, there are still plenty of ways to boost it and make changes. By incorporating the proper nutrition protocols, strategic exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits, you can effectively speed up your metabolism and achieve your wellness goals. Try FASTer Way meal plans or put into practice our guided workouts, and we promise you’ll see more results than ever before. It's never too late to make positive changes and take control of your health, no matter what age you are - we’re talking to you busy moms!
Myth 2: Eating less is the best way to boost metabolism
This is a common myth that can actually have the opposite effect on your metabolism. When you drastically reduce your calorie intake, your body goes into survival mode and conserves energy, which can slow down your metabolism. This can also cause loss of muscle mass, which further slows down your metabolism and degrades away all the effort you put into your workout routines.
Instead of eating less, focus on eating the RIGHT foods in the right portions - try FASTer Way whole food based meal plans that pack the nutritious into the delicious! Getting enough of the right macronutrients from food items like lean meats, fish, nuts, vegetables, and more, will help burn away stubborn fat, build lean muscle, and keep your metabolism firing on all cylinders.
Spoiler alert: you don’t need to slash carbs, either.
Myth 3: Cardio is the only way to boost your metabolism
While cardio is a great way to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health, it's not the end all be all of exercising, or fat burn. Combining strength training, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and even everyday activities like walking and gardening will give you the edge you need to increase lean muscle building and improve metabolism functioning. In fact, building lean muscle through strength training can have a longer-lasting effect on your metabolism than cardio alone. So, don't be afraid to mix up your exercise routine and pick up some weights, maybe for the first time, to boost your metabolism and achieve your fat loss goals!
Busting Fat Loss Myths With The FASTer Way!
When it comes to staying healthy and burning fat during midlife, there are plenty of myths that can hold you back.
With the help of the FASTer Way, you can stay on top of your hormone health and fat loss goals, without letting the symptoms of midlife mayhem get the best of you. We work with you to create a customized wellness plan, including carb cycling, HIIT workouts, personal 1-on-1 coaching, and more so you can speed up your metabolism and see the results you've been looking for!
So what's stopping you?
Take control of your hormones and wellness goals today by joining our Midlife Mayhem Specialty Round on April 24!!