How to Lose Belly Fat for Women Over 40

Hey ladies how are you and welcome back to Fat Loss Manifesto! In this article I am going to share with you 10 tips on How to Lose Belly Fat for Women Over 40!

It’s a well known fact that when you get older, your metabolism works at a much slower pace than when you were in your teens and twenties. This can cause food and fat being burned at a much slower pace and canresult in unwanted and unsexy belly fat!

No one wants to look like they don’t take care of themselves, plus excess belly fat can store rotten food that can turn into disease if it’s not disposed of correctly.

In this article I am sharing with you 10 tips on How to Lose Belly Fat if You are Over 40. I hope that you will find the following information valuable and won’t hesitate to share it with your family, friends, and peers. Happy Reading!

Start Eating Fat Burning Foods

Believe it or not, your diet plays a major role in you losing weight and burning belly fat. If you want to get specific, 75% of losing weight is related to your diet. The other 25% is related to working out. If you workout and don’t eat properly, you won’t see any results. Such foods you should consider eating are


  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Green Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Okra

Lean Meats:

  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Turkey

Whole Grains and Fiber:

  • Beans
  • Avocado
  • Pears
  • Berries


  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts

These foods will help you cut down belly fat at a rapid rate. Implement these foods in your diet ASAP and you will see a change in your physical appearance and your energy levels will rise through the roof.

Start Working Out and STAY CONSISTENT

For the love of God (or whichever higher power you worship), don’t be one of those people that works out for one week and thinks they should lose 20 pounds immediately. It’s going to take a whole lot longer than 1 week and you MUST stick to a healthy diet.

You must hit the gym at least 4-5 days a week and incorporate a strict diet as mentioned in the tip above if you desire to lose weight, burn ugly belly fat, and attain the appearance that you desire.

If you have not signed up to your local gym, do so immediately and start making it a habit of going. Join some workout classes, ot if this is your first time ever stepping in a gym and are looking to get serious, hire a personal trainer.

If you stay consistent I can promise that you will see results and you’ll be happy you stuck with it.

Start Getting More Sleep!

A good night’s sleep is essential to your well being and also if you want to lose weight! 

Don’t listen to people if they tell you that you only need 4 hours of sleep per night to survive. That is not healthy, and you are putting yourself at serious health risks.

Such health risks that result from insufficient sleep are cardiovascular disease, depression, weight gain, and a lot of other scary consequences. You should be betting at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night to operate at full efficiency and stay healthy. Make a change in your sleeping habits today and you will see a noticeable difference.

Start Incorporating Strength Training In Your Workouts

Now let’s talk about weight lifting. It’s time to muster up the courage and walk into the weight room of your gym. Once you enter this sacred room, you can call yourself a “Big Girl”, lol.

Strength training is conducive to losing weight because it’s proven if you mix weight lifting in with a proper diet and cardio, you will be able to burn fat at a much faster rate while retaining muscle.

If you do cardio alone with absolutely no strength training involved, you will look skinny and frail, and I highly doubt you want to look like that.

Strength training can also help improve blood flow, build a stronger heart, reduce cholesterol levels, and control your blood sugar levels. As you can see strength training is extremely beneficial to your workout routine, so it’s in your best interest to start immediately and see the results in due time.

Heck, you may even love it and decide to take up bodybuilding!

Cut Out All Things Sugar

Yes, you are going to have to put down the chocolate, cookies, and energy drinks. Those fatty and unhealthy processed foods and drinks arent doing anything good for you except harming your long term health.

Start drinking more water, natural “fresh squeezed juices” juices such as coconut water, watermelon water, green tea, kale juice, and beet juice.

Reduce Stress

Stress can play a major factor in your weight loss journey. If you are always stressed out and can’t focus, your energy levels will be depleted and cause an imbalance in your hormones.

Whenever you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders just take a time out and do something you enjoy. Go for a walk or jog, go out to dinner with family or friends, or take in a show. I promise that you will feel 10X better after.

Life is too short to be stressed.

Incorporate Ab Workouts

While you are working on blasting your annoying belly fat, you should als be working on defining your midsection. By doing abdominal exercises you will be able to trim down your belly, as long as you are doing everything else as mentioned above.

Exercises such as crunches, planks, bicycle crunches, etc can help blast those love handles into oblivion!

Find a Healthy Meal You Like and Eat it Often

This is very straightforward. If there is something you like to eat and it’s healthy, prepare alot of it so you can eat it on the go or on demand instead of being tempted to eat junk food. Try it and grow a habit from it and you will be pleased with the results.

Always Stay Moving

If tou have the oppurtunity to take the stairs instead of the elevator, then definitley take the stairs. If you can park your car on the otherside of the mall so you can get some extra steps in then do it.

The point is to always stay moving so you are always burning fat, not just at the gym, but in your daily life as well.

And Most Importantly, Change Your Mindset

Having a progressive and success mindset is key to your weight loss journey.

I once read a quote that said “If you believe, then you can achieve”. This is so true. Whatever the mind can conceive, than the powers that be will lead you toward it.

If you know and believe deep down inside you can lose 20 pounds of fat, you will take the correct actionable steps to make sure it will happen.

Make sure your mindset is always thinking good things, take action and you will achieve success.


I hope you enjoyed this post and plan on taking action on these tips immediately. If you want to lose 20 pounds in 30 days or less, feel free to download the 30 Day Fat Loss Guide Below and use the workouts and meal plans as guidance to lose weight. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!