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Why does weight loss seem to be harder as you age?

As people age, their hormones change, which causes their metabolic rate to change.As men lose testosterone and women lose estrogen, their metabolism slows, making the weight easier to put on and harder to take off.Weight management can become more difficult for people in their 20s, but weight loss can become even trickier in your 30s.

What is the link between a person’s thyroid and their weight?

The amount of hormone your thyroid makes affects your weight. If your thyroid is making too little of the hormone, you have a condition called hypothyroidism, which can cause weight gain.If, however, your thyroid is making too much of the hormone, you have a condition called hyperthyroidism, which can cause weight loss.

What is a safe rate for me to lose weight?

A safe rate for losing weight is basically dependent upon each individual person. We focus mostly on their body mass index or BMI to determine how quickly someone or the expectation how someone should lose weight. With a medical weight loss or non surgical weight loss, typically one to two pounds a week is a healthy rate to lose weight. With surgical weight loss of course, the weight loss is more rapid, and especially initially after surgery, where it could be even up towards a pound a day once they get started.

Are there certain ages at which a body’s metabolism slows down?

As people age, their metabolism slows down.Starting in your 20s, your metabolism begins to slow down. In your 30s, your metabolism rate slows even more. Metabolism slows about 5 percent every 10 years after age 40.

Can caffeine be consumed safely?

It is safe for adults to consume caffeine, as long as it is consumed in moderation.To keep caffeine at safe levels in the body, experts recommend limiting intake to no more than 200 mg per day. Two 5-ounce cups of coffee contains about 200 mg of caffeine.

Every person is different, however, so a lesser amount of caffeine might be a better fit for you. Also, people who are pregnant, breastfeeding and children should be even more cautious of the amount of caffeine they consume.

How is lactose intolerance treated?

Most people with lactose intolerance have different levels of how much lactose their body can tolerate.For some people controlling the lactose in their diet could mean limiting the amounts of milk and other dairy products in their diets,.For other people, it could mean eliminating some things completely.

Avoiding or greatly limiting milk in your diet can lead to a shortage of calcium, protein, riboflavin, and vitamin D.If you are avoiding or limiting milk, you could eat foods with more calcium, such as leafy greens, shrimp, and broccoli, and drink orange juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D. Or, you could talk to your doctor about taking calcium supplements with added vitamin D

Can drastic, quick weight loss have a negative effect on my health?

Losing weight too quickly can actually negatively impact your health. We want to lose weight in a healthy fashion, in a sustainable continual fashion, and rapid weight loss actually can affect your kidneys, affect your liver in a bad way with too much drastic change. So a lot of the programs that advertise 30 pounds in 30 days or 60 pounds in 60 days are actually not the most healthy way to lose weight. We want to lose weight in a way where we’re getting adequate nutrition and yet maintaining healthy habits.