Your 30s are a magical time when you’re old enough to know what you want in life but still young enough to chase after it. In fact, I’m 38 and I feel like I’ve come more into me, than I’ve ever been. It is such a different and amazing time. And yet, I also find I'm growing so much too, with mindset and learning how to take better care of myself.

And a part of that means losing weight and getting healthier. Your 30s are also know as a time when your metabolism can potentially take a turn and weight loss can become a bit more challenging than normal.

And that's exactly what we are talking about on this podcast episode. I'm so pumped for you to be here and listen in on this.

Joining us in this week's episode is Personal Trainer & Health Coach, Michele Riechman and she will break down the key lifestyle changes you can adopt right now to optimize your metabolism and thrive with a healthy body at 30 — and beyond.

Listen below or you can listen on iTunes or Spotify.

Listen out for: 

  • Get To Know Michele & Her Journey To Becoming A Personal Trainer & Health Coach [0:51]
  • Why Weight Loss Takes A New Turn After 30 [3:25]
  • The Cortisol Connection [4:57]
  • Strategies For Optimizing Your Metabolism [8:49]
  • Tips For Managing “Hunger Hormones” [18:01]
  • What It Actually Means To Listen To Your Body [23:07]
  • & Many More!


“So some of our hormones do start to change. Even in our 20’s some hormones start to drop and in our 30's and then even more in our 40’s and 50’s. But really what happens is that most of us change. We start to move less. We also tend to exercise less. And a lot of us also tend to eat the same or even more because our lives get more stressful. So there’s a lot of compounding factors, but really most of these are within our range of lifestyle changes that we can change.” [3:35]

“Figure out how you can move more. Whether that’s you have an alarm that goes off and every hour you get up and walk for 5 minutes in your house to take a break. Or maybe going out for an intentional walk in the evening, maybe in the evening. Figure out how you can move your body more because that's what they meant to do. It also helps our body feel better.” [10:08]

“Figure out how you can start getting some strength training a little bit every day, maybe a few times a week. Figure out how it can work in your schedule and how you stay consistent. Because when you start to build muscle mass your metabolism increases. So the more muscle you have the more calories you burn.” [11:06]

“We want to make sure we’re shifting more towards whole foods, getting fiber, and getting enough protein. Protein will help stabilize our blood sugar instead of getting on that blood sugar roller coaster.” [13:25]

Take a step-by-step approach. You don’t have to do all this at once. Think of that, what is that one thing you can start with these next couple of weeks to start to shift towards a healthier you. Because our health is a journey. You're not going to solve it in a month or two by using some fad diet. You really have to take a long-term approach here and be patient, and kind with yourself, but figure out a way to keep adjusting along the way so can you keep moving forward. [14:17]

“Really take the time to notice how your body’s feeling. A lot of people when they start moving, exercising, eating a little better, they just feel better. And it's like a general word, but I hear it all the time. I just feel better. And you probably do. Tune into what that ‘feel better’ means. Write it, say it, share it. Keep noticing each week, because that's what's going to keep you motivated to keep moving forward.” [23:43]

Resources Mentioned 

🔗 Work With Michele: Personal Trainer & Health Coach For Women Over 40

🔗 5 Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss & Health

🔗 Healthy Beyond 40 Podcast


Learn more about Michele here 👉 https://www.micheleriechman.com/

Connect with Michele on her social:

✨Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/micheleleefitness

✨Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/micheleriechman/

✨Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6Kl_JgsBb79UI5JMN530w

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This was one of my favorite episodes to record. Additionally we dug deep into quick and simple ways to incorporate these changes into your day to day life.

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