Menopause is an important season in a woman's life, often marked by drastic changes in the body and mind.
But, embracing a sustainable lifestyle, such as the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) plan, can turn these challenging years into a time of self-discovery, empowerment, and vibrant health.
Let’s uncover nuggets of wisdom from a recent roundtable interview, where women in the menopausal season shared their transformative journeys with the Feminine Freedom Pathway (FFP), a 6-month weight loss coaching program.
Danielle thought her struggle was not doing "enough." But over the course of her 6-month journey, she discovered the importance of self-compassion. Now she understands and uses the power of embracing small victories and offering herself grace, and she is able to continue moving forward despite health setbacks.
The community support she found by connecting with other women in the Feminine Freedom Path program encouraged her to shift her perspective and celebrate her efforts, fueling her motivation on this health journey.
Many women find the key to staying on the Trim Healthy Mama plan, especially during menopause, is maintaining a healthy diet amid a busy schedule.
Missy learned how to tackle this issue head-on by taking Coach Kris’s advice and creating an efficient meal-prepping plan. She finally understood that her ‘lack of success was because’ she got hungry but had no good food on hand to satisfy her. Now she knows how to plan and prep her meals strategically without spending days in the kitchen. By dedicating time each week to prepare meals and snacks, she stays on her THM plan, resists unhealthy drive-thru options, and knows she always has nourishing food available, despite her packed schedule.
As an avid exerciser, Penny thought she was doing the right workouts to lose the belly fat plaguing her. But she soon learned she was unknowingly causing her body more harm than good with her intensive workout routine. By understanding the impact of cortisol (the stress hormone) on abdominal fat accumulation, she altered her workout regimen to focus on weight training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
This shift, along with sticking to a THM lifestyle designed for menopausal women, led to significant improvements in her fitness journey.
Another pivotal aspect of the FFP program, according to Belinda, was the emphasis on cultivating a positive mindset.
By learning the mindset model she was able to replace her negative self-talk with intentional thoughts, this small change helps her better navigate the ups and downs of her weight loss journey. The coaching in this program highlights the importance of not letting temporary slip-ups define progress, patience with yourself fosters resilience and perseverance.
Several ladies, including Jennifer, loved being able to focus on understanding the hormonal changes during menopause and how those hormones impacted weight loss and gain. By learning how hormones, thyroid health, and adrenal function interconnect, they were able to make more informed decisions about their health. This knowledge, coupled with a customized THM plan, facilitated a holistic approach to their menopause journey.
These “Freedom sisters” unanimously agreed on the importance of consistency and the power of community support in their Trim Healthy Mama journeys.
Identifying a spirit of "not giving up" was recurrent throughout this chat, emphasizing the value of persistence in adopting the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle for menopausal women.
Of equal importance is the supportive network within the Feminine Freedom Pathway program which offered encouragement, advice, and motivation, making the journey to better health and supported hormones less daunting.
By harnessing the power of self-compassion, strategic meal prep, tailored workouts, intentional thinking, hormonal understanding, consistency, and community support, these women transformed their menopausal journeys.
Their journey through the 6-month weight loss program Feminine Freedom Pathway underscores the effectiveness of the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle paired with a knowledgeable coach in navigating the complexities of menopause, fostering not just physical health but also mental well-being.