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We Can’t Blame Our Metabolism For Weight Gain As We Get Older.

It’s always been assumed that as we start to approach our 30’s and 40’s our metabolism slows down and we gain weight a lot quicker. Well, science has now proven that to be untrue. Our metabolism hardy changes in the speed it works. It’s our speed that changes, as in the fact we become less active as we get older.

Our metabolism works by the rate it burns off calories as we go about our activities. It also works when we are resting as well. However, our metabolic rate and the speed it works at is determined by our height, sex and the genes we got from our parents.

There are also many myths that certain things can speed the metabolism up. But they are just that, myths. The effects that green tea, spicy food and caffeine laden drinks may slightly speed up your metabolism but nowhere near enough to make a change to your weight. The only thing that will speed up your metabolism and burn calories is activity.

This is depressing, right? Not necessarily, because forewarned is forearmed, so now we know why we are more susceptible to weight gain as we creep towards our 30’s we can put a plan into action and combat it.

Get Active

There are many simple things you can do during your daily routine to get more active. For example, take the stairs instead of the lift, walk to work instead of driving or taking the bus, power walk instead of strolling. After a vigorous workout when the heart gets pumping and your body temperature increases your metabolic rate will continue working faster even when you have finished exercising. It does not work at this faster rate while you are sat down resting, so, exercise first, then rest, knowing your metabolism is still burning off calories while you are chilling out in front of the TV.

Watch What You Eat

This might sound a bit obvious, but you should only eat what the body requires, not more. Some tips are to only eat when you are hungry, eat smaller portions but eat often and eat a balanced healthy diet. By reducing portion sizes and only eating when you are hungry plus engaging in activity of some kind will all help ward off weight gain as we get older.

P!nk Doesn’t Have Time for Bullies or Body Shamers

Back in April P!nk let all the bullies or body shamers who criticised her weight, know just how little regard she has for their opinions in a lengthy post on Twitter.

In an interview with ET at the BMI Pop Awards, P!nk opened up about her epic response to those who criticised her weight.

I don’t take well to bullying. I never have. I’m not a person that will be bullied. I’m not a person that will stand by watching other people bullied. I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no sh*t and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being.”

P!nk shared, adding that, despite her punk rock reputation, she’s still a real person with real emotions.


She also said the real problem with critics is that they have too high an opinion of themselves and their comments.

I think people have gotten it wrong. They think their opinion matters and holds weight and I don’t know where or why they’re giving themselves so much credit you know? So I thought it was important for me to remind them that I don’t care. My life is full, I like food a lot and I really like to cook, I like to live, I find joy in that and were doing alright in the Hart household.”

In the end, P!nk says all the criticism and all the hate just builds character and strength.

Unless you’ve been dragged through the dirt then it really doesn’t end up being worth it when you get to the top right? I’ve exercised a lot of demons.”

Watch the interview for more below.

P!nk Shuts Down Internet Trolls Criticism About Her Weight

Pink has hit back on Twitter at Internet hate surrounding her supposed weight gain late Sunday, claiming she is “perfectly fine” and her body is having “some much deserved time off.”

The singer joins a growing roster of celebrity moms, including Hillary Duff and Kelly Clarkson, speaking out against body criticism, saying they would rather be healthy, happy and strong women than adhere to Hollywood’s standards.

The 35-year-old also tweeted out pictures of her alongside husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow, saying they loved the way she looks and made her happiest.

Pink’s continued her war against the haters by retweeting messages of body positivity and support being sent to her.