It is true that your metabolism slows down a little each decade, causing most women to gain about 1 pound per year due to age.  But by the time women hit premenopause (anywhere from 40-55 years old) and menopause and beyond (around 55+), it feels like a lot more than one pound per year.
Natural weight gain due to aging, while real, doesn't explain why most women over 40 experience a dramatic increase in weight, specifically, belly fat, which is very difficult to lose.
Clients are constantly telling me how they have a closet full of clothes that don't fit and nothing they seem to do (like going to super expensive pilates classes twice a week) is making a difference.
Something else must be going on, right?!
Remember our equation for a healthy weight from What Do Hormones, Weight Gain, and Metabolism Have to Do With Each Other:
[healthy hormones --> healthy cells --> healthy metabolism --> healthy you --> healthy weight]
If we start at the beginning, we can...