Health & Fit The Real Reason Why You Gain Weight as You Age (Hint: It’s Not Your Diet)

18:34  12 october  2017
18:34  12 october  2017 Source:   Reader's Digest

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  Why married men gain weight <p>First the honeymoon period — and then comes "dad bod"? Three milestones in a married man's life could cause weight gain.</p>Using data obtained from more than 8,000 men in the United States, scientists found that married men had a higher Body Mass Index and weighed roughly three pounds more than their single peers. What’s more, men were more likely to gain weight as new husbands and fathers. The findings reveal that the newlywed phase and period following the birth of children marked increases in BMI.

Hence that bothersome weight gain . Again, adding a few pounds as you age is completely natural. This One Fact Is Why Most Diets Don’t Work, According to Doctors. If diets really worked, the diet industry as we know it wouldn’t exist.

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  The Real Reason Why You Gain Weight as You Age (Hint: It’s Not Your Diet) © tmcphotos/Shutterstock Wishing you could get your 25-year-old metabolism back? You’re in good company. But don’t blame your eating habits, or even longer hours at the office. Among the many reasons why the pounds accumulate as your years do—including hormones, lack of sleep, and a more sedentary lifestyle—one major explanation is a bit more surprising: muscle loss.

Your muscle mass takes a dive around age 30, and that decline (called sarcopenia) speeds up around age 40, according to Dr. Caroline Apovian, the Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at the Boston Medical Center, professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, and the vice-president of The Obesity Society. Thankfully, sarcopenia is nothing to be too worried about; it happens to everyone as they age.

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  How this mom dropped 78 pounds, went from a size 18 to 4 <p>After Kari Hammond's daughter, Alexa, said she was worried about Hammond's weight, Hammond followed four steps to lose 78 pounds.</p>In January 2016, Kari Hammond stumbled upon her 15-year-old daughter, Alexa, crying. When Hammond asked Alexa what was wrong, she said she was worried about her mom because Hammond was so overweight — at 5 foot 5 inches tall, she weighed 217 pounds. And, Alexa was also afraid she'd grow up to be "fat.

Hint : It has nothing to do with food. More from Woman' s Day. "But a major reason for middle aged weight gain is the natural muscle loss we all experience," Dr. Apovian, the author of The Age -Defying Diet and The Overnight Diet : The Proven Plan for Fast, Permanent Weight Loss, says.

"By staying active and sticking with smaller portions of healthy foods, you can ward off weight gain as you age ," the NIH website says. 16 reasons why now is the perfect time to buy a PlayStation 4.

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However, “unless something is done to actively protect and build up that lean muscle mass, our bodies will require fewer calories, our metabolisms will slow, and the lost muscle will be replaced by fat,' Dr. Apovian told Woman’s Day. Hence that bothersome weight gain.

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× The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism. Erin Brodwin. Jun. Weight lifting can only do so much for your metabolism. Why ? Because muscles don't burn a whole lot of calories, as the NIH points out.

For this reason , it helps to understand why it happens and what you can do about it . To avoid what seems like inevitable weight gain as you age , you must be diligent. First and foremost, a healthy, calorie-appropriate, and nutritious diet is essential to keeping you at a healthy weight .

Again, adding a few pounds as you age is completely natural. But if you want to keep the weight off, experts have a few suggestions. Weight-lifting at least twice per week, getting plenty of sleep (the National Sleep Foundation recommends between seven to nine hours for adults), and eating a diet rich in lean protein can prevent sarcopenia, Dr. Apovian says. Tired of the same old turkey sandwich for lunch?

And try not to skip meals! “Eating regularly will help you stay energized for strength training, keep your metabolism stoked, and keep the urge to overdo it at any given meal at bay,' Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, Nutrition Director at the Good Housekeeping Institute, told Good Housekeeping.

You can finally say goodbye to that pesky pooch problem. 

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