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3 REASONS WOMEN 40+ SHOULD WATCH THEIR PROTEIN INTAKE

3 Reasons Women 40+ Should Watch Their Protein Intake - Nancy Di Nino
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They say that 40 is the new 30, thanks to healthier habits.

The thing is both your nutritional needs and metabolism (how fast your body converts food into energy) CHANGING with AGE.

Yet, I hear it all the time from women who continue to struggle with weight and other medical concerns as they enter their 40s. I can’t tell you how many times I hear “I eat healthy every day and still can’t seem to lose the weight!” When I ask how much protein they are eating, they have no clue.

Women over 40 need protein more than ever(as well as healthy fats) to keep their metabolism going.

The thing is “ You don’t know what you don’t know”. Women over 40 need protein more than ever(as well as healthy fats) to keep their metabolism going. Yes, “protein in every meal” to replace those“mid-day and late-night” food grabs which may be exactly what is slowing your goals down.

Protein builds muscle, muscle is required to repair and maintain the cells in your body and MUSCLE is what helps us BURN FAT. Therefore, it should be eaten in almost every meal in varying portions.

Women 40+ need more protein because:
  • ️Your Losing Muscle Mass…much faster than you think

In your 40s, your body starts to lose muscle mass at a rate of 1.2% a year, and it may not sound like a lot, but the side effects certainly are. Loss of muscle mass may leave you feeling more quickly fatigued, weak and vulnerable to injuries like those days you wake up and think “Where did this pain come from?”

Protein builds lean muscle and elevates metabolism to burn fat. But when combined with other macronutrients it slows down the rate of absorption.

  • ️You don’t make muscle like you used to.

Aside from moving less, the body develops what is known as “anabolic resistance” with age which means a 40–50-year-old body is less likely to make protein than a 20-year-old body, even if they eat the same amount of protein.  This means the 50-year-old, needs to eat more protein to have the same muscle mass which leads to the next point.

  • ️You’re eating less of the good stuff …like Protein.

Protein builds lean muscle and elevates metabolism to burn fat. But when combined with other macronutrients it slows down the rate of absorption. Therefore, to understand how protein is used and absorbed we must remember that the form of our protein and what we consume our protein with is going to affect how the body handles the protein.

The thing is “ You don’t know what you don’t know”

At minimum and based on your goals, generally it is recommended to consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. But over 40 often that number is increased between 1 – 1.5 grams.

Got a question? Feel free to contact me at questions@nancydinino.com

Nancy Di Nino
Creator of “Fighter Fat Loss Method” for Women 40+  and
#InvincibleBody for Women 40+
Women’s Expert Health Coach
Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner

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For almost three decades Nancy has coached thousands of people to achieve optimal health and fitness from gym novices to fitness professionals. Nancy’s passion for fitness has led her to an incredible, rewarding, and diverse career in the international fitness, media, and modeling industry landing various magazine covers and features in publications like Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Status, Optimize, and Iron Man. Thanks to having a natural camera personality, she has also hosted prestigious events such as Bodybuilding.com, Olympia, Toronto Pro Supershow, and Arnold Sports Festival, interviewing high-caliber sports celebrities, UFC fighters, and legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. As a former co-host for Living Beautiful Radio, she is dedicated to sharing stories and advice and passionate about spreading a positive, uplifting message that helps people live beautifully inside and out. She has inspired and transformed thousands of women to be fit, confident and the best version of themselves no matter their age.

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