There is a big difference in how you maintain and manage your weight in your 20’s and 30’s, compared to your 40’s. Even if you’re an active person all your life, losing weight after 40 can feel like an uphill battle! 

 When you are younger, you can eat whatever you want but still manage to fit in your favorite jeans, even after a weekend of binge eating. There are stark differences in the way you consume and enjoy food as you age and in the way your body digests and breaks it down.

Body metabolism and hormones all change as you age, so the weight-loss methods of your past may not be as effective now in your 40’s (and above).

Donna Parker LAc.  author of “A Clear Path to a Vibrant Life” is a Classical Five Element acupuncturist and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Donna helps busy people create a healthy lifestyle using simple techniques that result in increased vitality and wellbeing.   

In this episode, Donna talks about the struggle people face when managing and maintaining their weight and eating habits especially when they are over 40 years old. 

What you will learn from this episode:

  • Find out how to eat your age, the eating habits of 20’s and 30’s vs. 40’s 
  • Discover the misconceptions people have in terms of their relationship with weight loss and food 
  • Learn what actions to take in order to develop a conscious eating habit  


People get stuck eating in the same way they always have done.– Donna Parker


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Topics Covered: 

02:39 – The biggest challenge that people face as they age with regard to staying fit well and positive: Weight gain. As we’re aging, we’re putting on maybe a pound a year, but when you’re in your 50s and 60s, that’s up to 20 pounds or more. 

04:54 – The common mistakes or misconceptions that people have about solving that problem of being stuck in the ways about eating:  Most people think that if they just move their body more they’ll lose weight. 

06:39 – The number one tip; a tangible specific action that people could implement right away: Set your intention to have a clear intention of what you would like to change, and then break it down into very simple steps. 

09:22– Free resource:  


“People get stuck eating in the same way they always have done. And then the problem is, you get stuck in your ways. You like what you know, you don’t want to change.” – Donna Parker 

“Most people think that if they just move their body more they’ll lose weight.” – Donna Parker 

 “If they want to start reducing weight, then eat more consciously. instead of going on some diet and some crazy restriction thing that isn’t, you’re not able to maintain it. Start by slowing down and enjoying what you are eating.“– Donna Parker 

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