Not only that the female body naturally stores fat much more easily than men's bodies.
Over 40 the metabolism changes, and women over 40 experience often how easily fat builds up on the belly.
So, many women over 40 want to lose belly fat fast.
In this short article I cover 3 frequently asked questions on how often to eat, how to handle cravings for favorite foods and what to drink.
"How often should I eat?" I get this question often from the subscribers of my "Lose Your Belly Fat" program for women over 40.
A common variation is "I am not hungry in the morning.
Should I eat nevertheless"?
- The whole point of eating 5-6 meals a day, every 2-3 hours is to make sure that your blood sugar level stays as constant as possible.
If your blood sugar goes up and down, you will get hungry much more easily.
And: Skipping breakfast might sound like a great idea, because you think that your total daily calorie intake will be less.
The scientific research on this shows that breakfast skippers not only tend to make up for the calories not eaten by having bigger portions in the evening.
They actually overcompensate and eat more- so the daily calorie consumption increases by skipping breakfast.
What can I do?"
- Usually it does not work if you try to deny yourself your favorite foods completely.
Is is much better to have a little bit from time to time- plan it in advance though, as something to look forward to.
And stay within your daily calorie limits nevertheless.
- Many common drinks contain a lot of sugar- for example sodas.
Juices might be relatively healthy because they contain more minerals than sodas, but they are often sweetened too.
And even if fruit juices are not sweetened, the fruit sugar itself will make it hard to lose belly fat.
It's much better to have the whole fruit- the fruit fiber will make sure that you do not get too much of it.
A commonly underestimated drink is coffee.
Not only that many fancy coffee drinks contain sugar or corn syrup, they are often "enhanced" with cream.
This might taste great, but will give you a calorie bomb going directly to your belly.
To lose belly fat is possible, but it requires attention and a proper plan.