Being 40 is wonderful. You’re smart, sophisticated, and you no longer worry about the little things. If you have kids — they are old enough that you can enjoy yourself, and if you don’t — you will make a great first time parent with all of your life experience. But with this age also comes some changes in your health and body that you might not be ready for.
Bright Side collected some diet tips that can help you ease and even prevent some of the health changes that may come as you enter your 40s.
1. Give your metabolism a hefty shove.
Metabolism is a process of every chemical reaction in the body. There are several reasons why some people have a slower metabolism and unfortunately, age is one of the main culprits. But don’t worry, there are certain ways you can boost your metabolism and eating is key. Make sure to eat often and to never skip meals. To get even better results, add more protein to your diet. It will help you maintain muscle mass and not overeat.
2. Choose whole grains over refined ones.