6 ways to lose weight in middle age and beyond

Those extra pounds people start to accumulate in their 40s and 50s are often blamed on a slowing metabolism that burns fewer calories as the body ages.

Enter a new study that found metabolism in adulthood doesn’t slow as commonly believed, seemingly taking away that explanation.

“I was definitely surprised,” said NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar.

“But it’s also great news because it actually means maybe we have more control over our weight destiny than we previously thought.”

If it’s not a sluggish metabolism, why do so many people gain weight in midlife? It’s complicated, with factors such

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6 Ways to Break Out of a Healthy Food Rut

Having your go-to meals dialed in can simplify healthy home cooking. Classic combos like grilled chicken over kale salad and roast salmon with broccoli may always be in your rotation, but sometimes, the dinners you could make blindfolded suddenly lose their appeal. You’ve fallen into a healthy food rut, and the boredom is enough to make you call for pepperoni pizza. But put down the phone — there are better ways to bring some excitement back into your kitchen. Wesley McWhorter, RD, a trained chef and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares his best tips for busting

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7 Easy Ways To Make Healthy Food Substitutions When Dining Out | Becky Smith

Is it possible to eat healthy when dining out at a restaurant? It certainly is, with some healthy food substitutions!

All you need to do is dive into the menu and find the foods that will be the most healthy and tasty, with the least amount of trouble for yourself, the server, and the kitchen.

Years ago, I had a little anxiety about eating out because I felt obligated to order from the menu and not ask for any changes, whether the food was good for me or not.

Once I started working in the restaurant industry, I changed my

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Filling Salads: 6 Ways to Make a Salad That Actually Satisfies Your Hunger, According to an R.D.

If you are not in the mood to add grain to your salad, you can also try pairing your salad with half of a sandwich.

2. Embrace fat-based dressing.

Studies suggest that fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are better absorbed when fat is consumed with them. In fact, in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers compared how well participants absorbed nutrients after eating salads with varying levels of fat. The participants who ate a salad with a fat-free dressing had almost no absorption of the nutrients alpha- and beta-carotene (precursors to vitamin

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