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Weight Loss Over Age Forty

By Robert Ghering

Weight loss is a challenge at any age. But, after the age of forty women in particular have the added obstacle of having to overcome the hormonal changes in the body. Hormones have a definite impact on weight loss.

While it is true that most weight loss experts will not recommend most of the products that are sold as weight loss supplement, there are some which do seem to work. There are six products which can be bought at drug stores or health food stores and which have scientific evidence behind them that they help with weight loss:

* Calcium - several studies have shown weight loss benefits from eating three servings of low-fat dairy foods daily. The studies found more weight loss when the calcium was received from food than when it was gotten from pill supplements.

Try introducing new healthy foods to your diet. If you do not get five fruits or vegetables a day, introducing more fruits and vegetables in your diet should be a priority. Go to the grocery store more often and look for fruits and vegetables that look appetizing. If you do not like a vegetable right away, try different ways to cook it. You should also try juicing so you can have a couple of glasses of juice a day to get your five portions of fruits and vegetables.

Be more careful with the portions you eat. If you tend to overeat, put less food on your plate and try eating slowly. Avoid distractions so you can stop as soon as you are full. If you always feel the need to snack between meals, try having several smaller meals during your day. Have five small meals at regular hours or even six.

* Green Tea Extract - not only is green tea loaded with antioxidants, it also helps with weight loss. Green tea extract contains caffeine, theanine and catechins and these have shown to help with weight loss. Decaffeinated green tea does not seem as effective as regular green tea.

Work out twice a week to tone your body. You should start by developing your core muscles, for instance by doing some sit ups and some crunches. Once working out becomes easier, try exercising more frequently. Add some cardio exercises to your fitness workouts so you can burn a large amount of calories. Look for exercises you really enjoy so you look forward to working out. Join a gym if you need help with your fitness program.

These tips will help you reach a healthy weight in a reasonable time frame. Use what you just read to develop your own weight loss program and you will soon get the body you always wanted.

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