Best diet plan for women over 40 detailed
- September 26, 2020
When you get older a number of things contribute to additional weight loss. Firstly, the metabolism slows down, which means calories are burned less easily.
What are the best diet tips for weight loss in middle age?
One easy tip, which doesn’t mean restricting food too strictly, is just to limit intake of one certain kind of food.
Making sure protein intake is not excessive can help middle age and older women to avoid weight gain.
However, too little protein can cause muscle wastage, so it’s a balancing act.
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Experts recommend women eat between 1.2 to 1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of their “reference weight” a day.
The “reference weight” is estimates lean body mass and does not include body fat.
A woman of the average UK height, 5′ 4″, has a reference weight of 124 and 138lbs, or 8.8 to 9.8 stone.
This means they should ideally eat up to 100g or protein.
Those on the study ate the plans for eight weeks.
The low-carb diet was the most effective for weight loss.
The leader author of the study Amy Goss, Ph.D., RDN: said: “After the eight-week intervention, despite the recommendation to consume a weight-maintaining diet, the group consuming the very low-carbohydrate diet lost more weight and total fat mass than the control diet group.”
They also recommended older Britons add whole eggs to their diet.