Fat Loss Stacks for Male 40+
By Kareem - July 15, 2014
It's never too late to get healthy. Being over 40 has it's challenges for weight loss, but with planning, nutrition and the sheer will to keep at it, you'll make it happen before you know it.
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There are loads of good options for protein, but to lose weight, you need to build lean muscle. This helps you lose weight quicker, and keep it off for longer.
A good low-carb, low-fat protein powder is a great product for this, to be taken straight after you finish working out. Later on you can look at fat burning proteins too, but starting out with a good Whey Protein Isolate is usually the best option.
No matter how good your diet is, sometimes it is not always possible to get all the nutrients your body needs from your diet alone. A good multi-vitamin will ensure that your diet does not have any deficiencies.
BCAAs are amino acids that are absorbed very quickly by your body. They go to work repairing and re-energising your muscles pretty much straight away, so when you take them during exercise, it gives you that little push you might need to work a little harder, for longer.
As you get older, your body will make less of the stuff necessary to move and break up fat deposits. Topping these levels up with L-Carnitine, CLA or similar ingredients can help overcome that shortfall. Without proper levels of these, you just can't move the fat from your storage areas to the muscles where it get's burned as energy.
As you get older, wear and tear can affect your body, especially your joints. A good joint formula might have ingredients like glucosamine, omega-3, MSM or a whole bunch of other ingredients. Sometimes it's a matter of experimenting to see what works for you, but if you can improve your mobility when exercising, and avoid being laid up in bed after a hard session, you'll find it a lot easier to get the results you want.
Chances are, you already know most of this. Fresh vegetables cooked on a grill or steamer are your go-to food. Add in some good carbs and some healthy protein and you've got a good base.
Ideally, you should be eating several smaller meals through the day rather than the usual breakfast, lunch and dinner. On that topic, never skip breakfast. No matter how busy you are, a good breakfast matters, it breaks an overnight fast and tells your body to get to work. If you really, really can't get a good, whole food breakfast, then a meal replacement shake is better than nothing, but whole foods are best.
If you're over 40, you might have some aches that seem to hang around. Work around them, and if you're tired and sore, try to do exercise that will help that. Swimming is great for weight loss, and it isn't as tough on joints, so think about getting in the pool.
On top of that, be as active as possible. Walk for short trips rather than drive, spend time running around with pets, kids or grand kids, but most of all, stick with it.
There will be many times when you're tired, aching and busy, but this is exactly when exercise can benefit you the most. If you're struggling with motivation, consider hiring a good personal trainer.
No one can know your body as well as you do, so you're responsible for knowing when you need to push through tiredness and fatigue, and when your body is telling you that you've had enough.
If you're working hard, you should ache, your muscles should burn, but that doesn't mean that you should be feeling sharp pains in your body. Listen to what your body tells you, and understand when it needs a break, and when you can push through your fatigue to get the results you want.