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20 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism as You Age

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 21: Sharon Feiereisen & The Editors of Eat This, Not That!If you’re old enough to read this, your days of looking and feeling your best on a diet of cookies are long gone. Everyone wants a fast metabolism that works to blast away calories, but it becomes more and more elusive as we age. Once you hit your thirties, you could lose as much as 3% to 5% of your muscle mass every decade—meaning that it will only become more difficult to keep your metabolism chugging along at the same pace.It also means it’ll be harder to eat the same foods and same sized portions as just a few years ago. As we age, muscle mass tends to decrease and fat tends to increase, which means your body won’t burn up as many calories as efficiently and your metabolism suffers.There is good news, however. You can implement dietary and lifestyle changes to counteract a significant portion of these metabolic shifts.To keep you looking and feeling your best, choosing the right foods and making the right lifestyle choices can keep your metabolism revved up as you age! Not sure if your metabolism is something to worry about? Check this list of 31 Ways You Messed Up Your Metabolism Today to see!

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If you’re old enough to read this, your days of looking and feeling your best on a diet of cookies are long gone. Everyone wants a fast metabolism that works to blast away calories, but it becomes more and more elusive as we age. Once you hit your thirties, you could lose as much as 3% to 5% of your muscle mass every decade—meaning that it will only become more difficult to keep your metabolism chugging along at the same pace.

It also means it’ll be harder to eat the same foods and same sized portions as just a few years ago. As we age, muscle mass tends to decrease and fat tends to increase, which means your body won’t burn up as many calories as efficiently and your metabolism suffers.

There is good news, however. You can implement dietary and lifestyle changes to counteract a significant portion of these metabolic shifts.

To keep you looking and feeling your best, choosing the right foods and making the right lifestyle choices can keep your metabolism revved up as you age! Not sure if your metabolism is something to worry about? 

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