"I can't wear tight shirts at all, I mean I have bulges that I swear to you that I would never ever have," said forty-three year old Esler.
Esler realized her metabolism was not the same as in her younger years.
The process of metabolism converts food and drink into energy to fuel the body.
Dietitian Marisa Moore says as we age, both men and women tend to see a slowdown in their metabolism.
"The primary cause for the slowdown of the metabolism is the fact that the body tends to start to replace lean body mass with fat mass. And muscle burns more calories than fat does," said Moore.
And that means it's easier to gain weight.
Moore offers these tips to maintaining a healthy metabolism.
"Make sure that you are physically active, as much as you can every day. Make sure that you do maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Stay away from fad diets and products that promise to rev up the metabolism because they generally don't work," said Moore.
Esler says she's accepting this fact of life.
"I just want to be healthy but at the end of the day, if my definition of healthy and my feeling my best isn't me in my 20's that's ok, it's just ok," said Esler.