Monday 9 December 2019
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Fit Over 40 by Mimie Louie

Written by: Mimie Louie, Certified Nutrition and Fitness Coach, 

If you’re a woman over 40, you may be experiencing creeping weight gain, even though your eating habits haven’t changed and you’re exercising. Or perhaps, you’ve tried to eat less to combat the weight gain, but find it much harder to lose the weight now than ever before.

This is mainly because as we age, our resting metabolic rate slows down. On average after age 25, people lose 2-4% of their resting metabolic rate every 10 years. Most of us really feel the metabolic slowdown around age 35. It gets easier to gain fat and lose lean muscle. On average, between the ages of 25-65, people can lose about 5 pounds of lean mass per decade.

To add to the slowing metabolism, generally women in their 40’s experience falling estrogen levels as they move into perimenopause and menopause.

Hormone levels become more erratic. Blood sugar levels can spike and crash resulting in cravings, especially for high-carb sweets and junk food.

For many women over 40, this all culminates into weight gain that won’t budge! Yes, this is frustrating and can seem unfair.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. There is plenty that we can do to control our slowing metabolism, lose the weight and get lean and strong through making smart food, fitness and lifestyle choices. The even better news is that you can do this without deprivation or living in the gym!

Getting fit shouldn’t feel like a chore.

At my practice, I coach women on how to eat better and exercise efficiently to rev up their metabolism and wake their body up! Getting fit never feels like a chore.

I teach women how to make smart food choices that will satiate their appetite and help them lose weight. Often times, we ADD to your food choices. No deprivation here!

Fitness plans are short, yet effective to help women get lean and strong. Targeted workouts are only 20 minutes long, 3-4 times/week. There is no need to spend hours at the gym. Many studies have shown that shorter, more intense workouts burn fat more effectively. This is a bonus for busy women!

I started Keeping It Real Fit, Nutrition and Fitness coaching because I saw the need for practical food and fitness solutions for these women. The solutions had to be efficient and fit the client’s lifestyle and not the other way around.

I have successfully helped doctors, entrepreneurs, executives, corporate professionals, nurses, moms, expected moms and grandmothers. These were all busy women, most over 40, who were all able to lose weight, gain strength and look better in less than 12 weeks.

Find out how Keeping It Real Fit coaching can help you. Reserve your spot for a FREE 30-minute consultation with Mimie.

Mimie Louie is a Certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach and founder of, a Toronto-based coaching service that specializes in helping busy women get fit!

Mimie teaches women how to smartly incorporate eating well, moving well and self-care into their lifestyle.  Her habit-based coaching programs are custom designed to be efficient and get sustainable results that work with a busy woman’s schedule.

Find out how Mimie got fit after 40!

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