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Feeling Stuck in a Weight Loss Rut After 40? Your Metabolism Might Hold the Key! This guide unveils 5 easy-to-implement hacks specifically designed for women over 40 to boost your metabolism naturally. We'll explore how to incorporate metabolism-boosting foods into your diet, identify the tell-tale symptoms of slow metabolism, and equip you with practical strategies to get your body burning calories more efficiently.

So ditch the frustration and get ready to embark on a sustainable weight loss journey. Let's get started!


Sip Your Way to a Faster Metabolism 

Drink Green tea as it has antioxidants that increase metabolism.

green tea leaf

Here's a breakdown of why green tea might be your secret weapon for weight loss:

1. Power of Catechins: Green tea is brimming with antioxidants called catechins. Studies suggest they can stimulate the breakdown of fat cells and enhance the release of fat for energy use.

2. Caffeinated Kick: Green tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine, another well-known metabolism-boosting food. Caffeine leads to a slight increase in heart rate and metabolism. So your body burns more calories at rest.

3. Synergistic Effect: Research suggests that the combination of catechins and caffeine in green tea can be particularly effective in enhancing fat burning during exercise and combating symptoms of slow metabolism.

4. Improved Insulin Sensitivity: Green tea may also improve insulin sensitivity. This hormone regulates how we utilise blood sugars for energy, potentially reducing fat storage and aiding weight management.


Aromatherapy Hack to Boost Metabolism

Essential oils are natural & powerful aromatic compounds found in plants; extracted & distilled for a variety of health benefits. They give plants their distinctive smells and represent their nature’s defence mechanism while playing a role in plant pollination too. 

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications, food preparation and beauty treatments. 

The best essential oils to boost and get a fast metabolism are


Beyond the Treadmill: The Metabolism-Boosting Workout

woman HIIT workout to boost metabolism

Do cardio exercises such as High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and build core fitness with strength training to help burn energy even when not working out, thus enabling you to increase your metabolism during rest times.

Short on time? Vibration plates might be a great fit for busy women over 40! They offer a quick and efficient workout that can still boost your metabolism.


Unlock Natural Detox & Metabolism Boost 

All type of massage naturally increases blood circulation. Better circulation leads to a better and faster metabolism, which helps you burn more calories.

If you'd like to boost your metabolism with a massage, please let us know. We will use massage oils that enhance the treatment's effect, alongside special Lymphatic drainage massage techniques that help to remove toxins while also improving your immunity defence. Not just that, it will combat stress and anxiety as well, which may help to defeat an underlined pattern of overeating and indulging in unhealthy food.

You may also want to try self-massage routines such as Dry brushing. This self-care ritual also stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps remove waste products and toxins from the body. Improved circulation can lead to more efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells, thus potentially impacting metabolism.


Metabolism Magic & Delicious Fun

Fat consumption has long been associated with weight gain. Thus, many people (especially women) try to avoid fats and substitute them with foods that are often worse for their health. On the other hand, it is true that fats are high in calories, and you need to watch how much fat you eat. The good news is that not all fats in food are bad for you.

healthy fats - metabolism boosting foods

Healthy fats, such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel, can be your secret metabolism-boosting food weapon. These essential fats are also crucial for brain function and serve as the building blocks for hormones throughout your body. Without them, you might experience more than just weight loss woes.

Let's dive deep and explore how incorporating these delicious choices into your daily diet can help regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, and even improve your body's response to leptin, the "satiety hormone," ultimately supporting a healthy metabolism.


1) Essential Polyunsaturated fats, such as:

  • Nuts - almonds, brazils, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts

  • Seeds - pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, flaxseeds

  • Oily fish - mackerel, salmon, sardines, herrings

Beyond making weight loss a struggle and cravings a constant battle, skimping on these healthy fats can also lead to:

  • slow metabolism symptoms

  • dry skin and cracked heels and fingertips

  • dry eyes

  • brittle nails

  • loss of hair/dandruff

  • frequent infection and poor wound healing

  • poor memory

  • excessive thirst

  • PMS/ breast pain/ infertility / ovulation problems

These healthy fats are also necessary for building healthy hormones and prostaglandins, which regulate hormones and aid fertility. They are fundamental in fertility care. In fact, they play an essential role in regulating your cycle, getting pregnant, and developing your baby. Thus, try to include them every day in your diet. 

2) Non-essential Monosaturated fats such as olive and peanut oil. These fats are good for you but very caloric so try to use them moderately

3) Non-essential fats (founded in animals, eggs, butter, cheese) - try to use them sparingly


  • Saturated fats are found in red meat and dairy. They produce hormones that are inflammatory, causing swelling and pain. They can often be linked to slow metabolism symptoms, alongside endometriosis and period pain. So try to limit them as much as you can. 

  • Hydrogenated (trans) fats (such as margarine) are highly processed fats that are more similar to plastic rather than food!

  • Fat-free products also contain a lot of artificial sweeteners, which are like poisons for the body!


No More Slow Burn: Boost Your Metabolism After 40

Let's face it, ladies, weight loss can feel like an uphill battle as we age. Our bodies change, hormones shift, and that once-reliable metabolism might seem to slow down.

But, we hope these 5 self-care tips have left you feeling empowered and equipped to boost your metabolism naturally! Remember, a healthy metabolism is about feeling energized and supporting your overall well-being.

To recap, try to incorporate these tasty metabolism-boosting foods into your diet, move and then relax with a well-deserved massage!

Let us know in the comments which tips resonated most with you – we love hearing from our community!



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Hi, Thanks for reading our blog! I'm Monica: founder of A to Zen therapies! I love being a massage therapist and   I strive to support you guys feeling looser, stronger & more positive day after day! I am here to share all my best tips to help you get even better results from your massages with maintenance, natural health and wellbeing advice. 

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At A to Zen therapies, we offer a wide variety of massage therapy techniques: .


Our clinic is close to Monument and London bridge. We are located within the Light Centre Monument, 

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