Even though you may be eating a healthy diet and staying active, you may feel it's more difficult than it used to be to lose weight during menopause. You might even find yourself gaining weight and wonder what's happened!
There are several reasons to change up your fitness routine. Perhaps you've been doing it a while, and it's not as exciting or challenging as it once was. Or maybe your progress has stalled, and you've hit a plateau where you don't feel like you're getting leaner, stronger or making as much progress.
Being on a diet to lose body fat usually consists of some calorie deficit. By definition, this means you’re giving your body fewer calories than it needs to sustain it’s current weight so that your body uses stored body fat as a fuel source.
Metabolism refers to all the chemical reactions that happen in your body that keep you alive and functioning. When you see the word metabolism used in this context, it means the rate at which your body burns calories.
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re surrounded by an abundance of highly palatable, and highly calorific snacks and treats which have the potential to throw a spanner in the works of our weight loss goals. But is it possible to get through the festive period without re-gaining the weight that we’ve worked so hard to lose this year?
Once the nights start to draw in, it can feel desirable to cuddle up in your pyjamas and watch the TV all night, can’t it? Especially if your working commitments mean you can only exercise pre-sunrise or post-sunset. If the thought of exercising in the dark puts you off, there are a few things that can help to keep you motivated.
If you suffer from feeling anxious or are having a stressful patch in your life that lasts more than a couple of days, you may have experienced some secondary symptoms of stress. This varies from person to person, but could include disrupted sleep, feelings of tightness in your chest, or a shorter than average fuse!
Compared with men, women’s hormones fluctuate quite a bit from day to day. Although science hasn’t yet got a complete picture of how the menstrual cycle affects exercise, we do know that the hormonal fluctuations affect your physical performance and even how your body handles what you eat.
If fitness only happened on the weeks that life was utterly predictable, nothing much would get done. You'd see very little progress over a year - because there's always something going on; birthdays, anniversaries, giving birth, changes in income - even a global pandemic.
When aiming to lose body fat, there are so many ways you could go about it that it can feel overwhelming. All these diets with different names, and they all seem to work for some people, but there doesn’t seem to be one “right” way. So, rather than looking for a specific diet, what if you looked at the traits that the best diets have got in common?
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