Ways to Shed Pounds After 40

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Every meal, half-plate them. Produce is healthier than meat, dairy, and grains. Even if you eat less, it may satisfy you. Apples and berries may replace high-fat or high-sugar snacks.

Don’t Skip Breakfast

Breakfast experts suggest porridge or whole wheat toast with fruit. It may reduce mid-morning appetite that leads to unhealthy snacking or overeating at lunch. Little meals or snacks every several hours help control hunger all day.

Eat Less at Night

If you eat most of your calories before 3 p.m., you may lose more weight. Yet what you eat matters more than when.

Cook Healthy Meals

Cooking adds fat and calories. Grill, bake, or broil instead of frying. At restaurants, too: Avoid creamy sauces and fried meals.

Don’t Make a Second Trip

As you age, you require fewer calories. Cut calories even more to lose weight. Lower meals and calorie monitoring might help you eat less.

Pay Attention

If you don't concentrate on food, you'll overeat and be hungry again. Sit down and focus on your food instead of your TV or computer. It helps your brain recognize enough.

Lay Off the Soda

Replace sugar-sweetened coffee, tea, soft drinks, and energy drinks with water. Sugary beverages may cause weight gain and diabetes.

Cut Back on Alcohol

Alcohol may contribute to middle-aged "spare tires." If you drink regularly, 150 calories in a glass of beer or wine might mount up. Drinking makes you hungry, so you may eat more.


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