Body Fat - Why Age Matters
Most people who come to see me for help are between the ages of 45 to 75.
And most of them want to lose weight, drop body fat, decrease or eliminate meds and improve the quality of their lives.
But they are frustrated and confused.
They probably are eating better than they ever have in their lives and many of them are exercising as well.
However, they are not burning as many calories per hour, day or week as they had when they were younger because of muscle atrophy.
You can see from the graph below that there is at least a 30-percent natural drop-off in muscle tissue by age 50.
This will yield a considerably slower metabolism over time.
This term is also called Creeping Obesity.
The loss of muscle tissue (Sarcopenia) that happens with age is accompanied by a decrease in metabolism and an increase in body fat.