The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. ~Author unknown. It is harder to lose weight the older you get. Of course it’s not because you are friends with your fat. But you are friends with your lifestyle and that can be hard to give up. There are just some foods you have learned to love along the way. There are your favorite places to eat. Olive Garden, for example, has some good Italian food. Even their Soup and Salad is good. It’s hard to give up going to places like that. You and your spouse might have favorite spots and memories to go along with it. Of course there are physical changes. as you get older. Our hormone balance shifts in ways that encourage weight gain. For example, testosterone and DHEA levels decline in men, and women’s insulin-regulating hormones become less effective. These changes can decrease muscle mass, slow down your metabolism (some reports say by about 2 percent per decade after age 30), and sap your energy while increasing belly fat and insulin resistance. The physical limitations, you can overcome, but those psychological things are sometimes hard to overcome.
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