10 Ways Your Diet Should Change After 40, According To Nutritionists

To firm up and keep those excess pounds off for good, you may need to add more fat to your diet—but it has to be the right kind, Moon says." A recent study of nearly 9,000 women over 40 found that the closer they stuck to the healthy-fat-packed, famously heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, the leaner they were.” A Mediterranean diet tends to center around omega-3 rich fish (see tip #4!) along with olive oil, nuts, and plenty of fruit and vegetables.