This is a guest post by author Matthew Perry.
…About how your metabolism is slowing down as you age…Bah, Humbug! I do not think it is so…I think people slow down, not metabolisms.
People say to me almost daily,” When I was in my teens and early 20’s, my metabolism was on fire…I could eat whatever I wanted and blah blah blah…”
Okay, I am going to speak for me, as I see it and experience it…
When I was in my late teens and early 20’s I could NOT AFFORD to eat like I can now.
When I was in my late teens and early 20’s I HAD NOT created FAT cells…like I “own” now. FYI- Once you create a fat cell, you do not lose it…you keep it like luggage…which means it is always there, lurking…waiting…hoping for you to feed it. And it is a lot harder to create a fat cell than it is to replenish an existing fat cell…THINK ABOUT THAT ONE.
So as I lived into my late 20’s I ate more, because I could afford more than JUST Top Ramen in my cupboards and I could eat out in restaurants. So slowly but surely I created fat. (Yes I was still exercising 5 days a week…but I was eating more than my body was putting out, that is why what you eat is more than 50% of this health and fitness journey).
So to make my point a little more clear-
I gained fat because I ate MORE in my late 20’s early 30’s, than I did in my teens and early 20’s.
So it is harder, now that I am approaching 40, to lose body fat because I created fat and their lovely fat cells…
This could give you the impression that your metabolism has slowed. Maybe you have just slowed down.
So quit blaming your metabolism and accept that life just got one up on ya…just like me and everyone else…AND TAKE IT FROM HERE! Have no regrets. And remember that you are in charge of your destiny and always have been…!
Just a tip: If you’re looking to get back on track, DO NOT SKIP MEALS! (You might think no one is watching…but your body always is). When you eat, your body converts food into energy. If you STARVE YOURSELF, your body will try to conserve energy, thus slowing down fat burning. Ideally, you want to eat several small meals instead of 3 big ones.
Cheers to your Health and Fitness,
Matthew Perry has been an avid health and fitness enthusiast his entire life. He worked for 8 years in the health club industry as part owner and manager of two successful health and fitness centers. This is where he honed his personal training skills and discovered his enthusiasm for helping people create healthier lives. His passion led him and his wife, Karen, to create 3rd Chance Fitness () and Muscle Memory™ whey protein powder, the first in a line of health and nutritional supplements.