Why it takes longer for women to lose weight after 40 (even Charlize Theron) The movie “Tully” aims to be an honest depiction of life balancing the demands of a newborn with two other children, in all of its spit-up filled, sleep deprived, utterly exhausted glory.
It’s about a mom called Marlo (played by Charlize Theron) who just had her third child and is on the precipice of postpartum depression until her brother sends a night nanny (Tully) to her rescue.
To play the role, the ever-gorgeous and fit Charlize Theron (who in real life, is a busy mom of two children via adoption) had to gain 50 pounds of excess weight in order to accurately depict what a real postnatal body looks like.
Though Theron is no stranger to self-transformation — as her Oscar-winning turn in “Monster” does attest — she says losing the weight she gained for the part took a lot longer at 42 than it did in her 20s. “It took me a year and a half to lose that weight.
It was one of the hardest things that my body went through — and women do this every day,” she told NPR.
6 habits to set yourself up for weight-loss success — for life Help the TODAY anchors break a Guinness World Records title! Sign up here to take part Someone once said that youth is wasted on the young.
As a registered dietitian, I hear this statement uttered by many of my over-40 patients who are trying to lose weight.
“If only I were 20 again, I could lose five pounds in a weekend,” they all say in our weight-loss sessions.
There’s some truth to this, of course.
Our 20-something selves have a naturally higher metabolism, more muscle and are generally more active than our 40-plus versions.
Your imagination will show you how to make it happen.
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