why is it so much harder to loose weight when you are older

November 7, 2006 3:53pm CST
I used to loose weight really easily when i was younger but now that i am older i find it that much harder what do you think?
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@Kandie84 (58)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Your metabolism slows as you get older
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7 Nov 06
That is true, just wish it did not thou, thanks for your comment
• United States
7 Nov 06
I agree the metabolism slows down significantly when you get older. When I was 18 I could eat anything I wanted to and had a great body then I hit 25 and it completely changed. Now I am almost 30 and need to lose wieght I gained while pregnant so I am sure it will take me all year to lose it all (and I only gained 24 lbs).
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7 Nov 06
That is the exactly the same as me, i am in my thirties and i have had two children, i have tried everything but i just am having trouble to loose what i gained, i did not gain that much but why oh why can not it be easier like it was before when i was younger thanks for your comment
• United States
7 Nov 06
your body's metabolism slows down the older you get thus making it harder to burn off the weight.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
oops, guess I shoulda read the other replies first, I now see you all got it covered already lol
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8 Nov 06
well thank you for helping me solve this thank you for your comment
• Indonesia
8 Nov 06
just pray for you. hope you can get your goal.
8 Nov 06
thank you very much and thanks for your comment
• United States
7 Nov 06
i am in the same boat i am 32 and struggling with weight loss for years i dont want to go and have surgery i want to do this on my own its gonna take time compared to younger people who can lose the weight alot quicker
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8 Nov 06
I agree with you, i want to do this on my own too, good luck and thanks for your comment
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
7 Nov 06
A person's metabolism rate slows down as you get older and that is why you find it hard to lose weight when you are older. if you eat right and do a lot of cardiovascular exercise and some weight training, you will help build up that metabolism and lose weight quicker.
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8 Nov 06
thank you for your advice i will look into this thanks for your comment
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Can't say for sure, I feel your pain though, same problem after having my 3rd kid. I would venture to say it's something with the metabolism if I had to guess.
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8 Nov 06
i know the feeling thanks for the comment
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Its true, as you get older your metabolism slows down. Thus making it harder to lose weight. Drink green tea, it helps speed up your metabolism. Plus it is healthy for you, its loaded with antioxidents.
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8 Nov 06
I totally agree with you and i will try the green tea idea thanks for the comment
• United States
7 Nov 06
It IS AND REALLY DEPENDS ON THE BODY TYPE. MY FATHER WAS 60YRS OLD AND LOST 150 PDS BEFORE HE PASSED TWO YRS AFTER HE LOST WEIGHT, AND HE DIDN'T HAVE NO CANCER OR ANYTHING.hE WENT ON A SOUP DIET.
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7 Nov 06
I am sorry to hear of your father passing but well done to him for having the will power to do that thanks for your comment
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
7 Nov 06
Metabolism is definately the key factor here as someone above me stated. Being younger, I can still eat a lot and not gain a pound, but I suspect sometime in the next few years that will start to change and I will have to be more careful :)
7 Nov 06
I just wish that i realised that myself when i was younger, dont get me wrong i am not big but i just find it so hard to loose that extra few pounds than when i was younger thanks for your comment
@amylou (127)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Guess it's cause we're not as active as we were as kids. They have that natural energy that keeps them wanting to go go go. Plus our metabolisms seem to slow as we grow. I have the same problem - a little chubby and don't seem to get as much activity as I used to. : )
7 Nov 06
i am so glad that i am not alone on this thanks for your commet
• Italy
7 Nov 06
I do not know it
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7 Nov 06
Thanks for your comment
@Makoy1983 (1085)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
since our metabolism gets slower when we age up. so we need more effort to lose weight compared to the young ones. so the best way to stay fit when you're old? start young and maintain it. it would be a lot easier rather than doing a lot of strenoous physical workouts with age