Why we gain belly fat as we age

Are you sometimes frustrated with the way your clothes fit or discouraged that your stomach sticks out more than it used to?

Here’s why our bellies get bigger:

1. Stress often results in overeating and late-night eating, when we use food to unwind. It also causes us to not breathe deeply, which can lead to bloating. Ever notice at the end of a stressful day your belly pooches out more than it did in the morning?

2. Food choices add to bloating and belly fat, especially if we aren’t getting enough probiotics and digestive enzymes in our diet. And if you struggle with food cravings, you may be eating too much sugar, salt and fat — all those add to belly problems.

3. Hormones control every aspect of weight loss, including our appetites and body fat distribution. Our bodies are hard-wired to store excess fat in our belly, more so as we age.

4. Metabolism slows down as we age, as we lose muscle and gain body fat. Since we’re burning fewer calories, the excess goes to our middles.

Want to make some changes?

Relax, Strengthen & Stretch
This month I’m going on a “3-Week Yoga Retreat” — in my own home. You can, too! It’s a brand new program, available only on Beachbody on Demand (BOD)… that’s like the Netflix of fitness, with hundreds of great workouts at your fingertips!*

The “3-Week Yoga Retreat” includes simple, easy to follow 30-minute yoga workouts led by excellent instructors. No fluff, no chanting. We’re burning calories here, not incense.

Change Your Nutrition
This “Retreat” also includes daily Shakeology, the health food shake that provides prebiotics, probiotics, fiber, and all the vitamins and minerals your digestive system needs to function correctly. This is what can reduce belly fat and eliminate bloating.

Shakeology does more than just provide good nutrition – it helps you stop craving junk, sugar and unhealthy snacks. It’s the basis of a clean-eating program.

Why not spend 3 weeks on getting healthier and reducing belly fat? Imagine how much better you’ll look and feel.

To join in, just reply to this message and let me know — I’ll make sure you get enrolled. And when you finish the 3-week retreat? Share your testimonial with me, and I’ll send you a $10 Amazon gift card to treat yourself to tea or coffee with a friend!

Please e-mail me before September 15 so I can help you get started.