07/17/2012 03:50 pm ET | Updated Sep 13, 2012

Slow Metabolism? What You Can Do To Speed It Up (VIDEO)

A slow metabolism seems like an inevitable part of aging.

In fact our metabolism slows at a rate of 5 percent each decade after hitting 40, which makes tackling weight loss over 50 tricky.

Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner recently visited "Anderson" and offered weight loss tips targeting this very issue. One audience member voiced her concerns about her slow metabolism, telling Blatner that she exercises a couple of days each week, but finds losing those last, pesky 10 pounds difficult.

Blatner's approach to overcoming a slow metabolism? Focus on making smaller changes. “A 10 pound weight loss is only a hundred calories difference per day,” said Blatner. “It’s looking for nothing big to change, but those tiny little details.”

Watch the video above for more tips on how to lose weight despite a slow metabolism.


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