Focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods and limit processed foods and added sugars.
Engage in regular physical activity, including both cardiovascular exercise and strength training.
Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night to help control hormones that affect weight.
Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation, yoga, or counseling.
Reduce alcohol intake or eliminate it altogether, as it can contribute to weight gain.
Aim for at least 8 cups of water per day to stay hydrated and help reduce overeating.
Choose high-fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to help you feel full and satisfied.
Use smaller plates and measuring cups to control portion sizes and prevent overeating.
Weight loss can be slower and more difficult after 40, but it's important to stay consistent and patient with the process.