10 Ways to Get a Flat Belly After 40

Read on to discover the top diet and exercise tips that can help you get the lean stomach you've always wanted. Read on, and for more on healthy eating, 

1.Eat Less Added Sugar

Sugar leads to insulin spikes which can cause fat storage—especially around the middle. Try to eat less of it

2.Nix the Fake Stuff

Diet, low-carb, and many sugar-free foods and drinks contain artificial sweeteners that aren't completely digested by the body

3.Hit the Weight

Strength training is a must over 40. It builds lean muscle mass, which, over time, will help boost your resting

4.Be Patient

it's relatively easy to drop 10 pounds by cutting back on calories for a few weeks.But as you age, your metabolism slows

5.Dial Back on Cardio

Declining estrogen leads to declining muscle mass which leads to declining metabolism.

6.Nix Processed Carb

Cutting back on processed carbohydrates is essential for weight loss after 40. Maintaining blood sugar and insulin levels is vital to weight loss

7.Start Your Day with Protein Instead of Carb

Starting your day with protein instead of carbs prevents blood sugar spikes and insulin activity (our fat-storage hormone). It also prevents bloating

8.Pop a D3 Supplement

Hormonal changes in your 40s can affect your appetite hormones, ghrelin, and leptin. Both supplemental vitamin D3 and extra lean protein

9.Eliminate Foods That Bloat

Consider taking out foods that cause bloat, including dairy products. As we age, our bodies can't break down lactose as efficiently.

10.Stop Doing Crunche

It's no exaggeration to say at 47, I look far better in the midsection area than I did at 27. It's not about the crunches or even the planks