by The Sibyls
Is It Harder to Lose Weight When You’re Older?
This was the title to an article in the New York Times last week. The answer, according to the medical experts interviewed, is ‘Yes’ for three reasons:
1. We start losing muscle mass at 30 years of age, often replacing it with fat. Muscles use more energy that fat.
2. As we age our declining hormone levels compound this muscle loss.
3. Early weight loss can train our bodies to be more efficient with calorie use. In other words, your metabolism is more efficient.