Dr. Holly Lofton, director of medical weight management at NYU Langone Health shares:
“Metabolism actually starts to drop at age 25 — it’s just that many of us won’t notice until our 30s”.
In their thirties, women lose muscle. This is due to a combination of reduced activity levels and naturally dropping growth hormone production.
As you get closer to shutting down your baby-making shop; estrogen, progesterone, and (again) growth hormone decrease. So, unfortunately, metabolism follows suit.
Sarcopenia (the natural decline in muscle mass) settles in towards your late thirties, compounding the above problems.
This means that unless you have the genetics of Cindy Crawford, it’s highly likely you’ll experience these effects as you age.
But the good news is that it’s not your fault. You’ve done nothing wrong. And you’re not on this journey alone.
Despite this being a natural age-based slowdown, there are easy steps you can take to reverse the process.