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Does Your Metabolism Slow Down In Your 30s?

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At What Age Does Your Metabolism Slow Down?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we answer a viewer question who asked: does your metabolism slow down in your 30s?

This is another episode from our #WayBackWednesday series, where we highlight the best questions from previous episodes of our #AskLiveLeanTV Q&A show.

This question is from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 004.

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Here’s today’s viewer question:

ricker2000 on Snapchat asks: what are your thoughts on aging and metabolism? I have noticed as I’ve gotten into my mid-30s that my metabolism is not the same as in my early 20s. Is that due to a change in lifestyle? Does your metabolism slow down in your 30s? I have read differing opinions but I want to know what Mr. Live Lean thinks.

So to be clear, it sounds like the person has reached there mid-30s, but their metabolism is not the same as it was in their 20s.

I love this question as both Jessica and I are in our mid to late 30s.

Therefore, if you’re asking me if I feel like my metabolism is different, the answer is probably.

I say probably, because I’ve never done a test or study to compare and measure my metabolism in my 20s vs late 30s.

So I can’t speak from the experience of having actual data analyzed.

But what I can tell you from observing my journey, is yes, my metabolism has probably slowed in my 30s.

Do I think it’s harder to stay lean in your 30s?

Again, I would say probably, but I don’t want people to use that as an excuse.

As you get older, there are different changes to your body via hormones and other biological factors.

However, if you keep working out hard and keep your diet healthy and clean, you can maintain your physique into your 30s.

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For example, to this day, I’m still as lean as I’ve ever been, I’m maintaining my muscle, and feeling energetic.

In fact, due to lifestyle changes, I’m actually leaner now than I was in my early 20s.

Different factors also make it hard to stay lean in your 20s

Based on this, it could go either way because there are certain factors in your early 20s that also make it hard to stay lean.

This factors include all the beer drinking and partying that you typically do in your 20s.


Compare that to our lifestyle now, where it is more conducive to Living Lean, because we know how to cook and workout.

In our early 20s both Jessica and I were just stumbling around, figuring things out, and making a lot of mistakes.

So whether it’s your metabolism or your behavioral habits, things are definitely different between your 20s and 30s.

Bottom line: does your metabolism slow down in your 30s?

I would sway to the side that yes, your metabolism probably is slower in your 30s.

Don’t use your age as an excuse. If you do, it’s a bad excuse.

When you are in your 30s, but you’re not seeing results, it’s time to change something up.

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Maybe you’re eating too much or too little.

As you age, don’t use your metabolism as a crutch

There are a lot of people out in there 30s, 40s, or 50s that are Living Lean and looking awesome.

In fact, I’ve seen people who look better in their 30s, then they did in their entire 20s.

So it’s not something that should hinder your progress or stand in your way.

By the way, thank you for that question because we get that a lot and it really is a good one.

A lot of times people are worried about starting Living Lean too late.

You could be 75 and I would still encourage you to start right now.

Remember, age is only a number, so there is no such thing as too late.

Check out this post where I give you the best tips on how to boost your metabolism.

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Do you want to learn how Jessica and I still Live Lean 365 days a year, even in our mid to late 30s, with two kids?

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  • Do you feel like your metabolism has slowed down due to age?

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