If you’re feeling frustrated by your jeans feeling tighter or loosening your belt another notch, then you aren’t alone. A woman’s body goes through multiple changes between the ages of 40 and 60. Some of these changes you’ll notice (weight gain) and others you won’t (higher cortisol).
But often the result of both is the same - needing to buy larger jeans and an increased muffin top.
Dealing with stubborn weight and a wider waistline was not my dream for midlife and I doubt it is yours. So let me walk you through 4 Strategies you can start to move toward a trim belly in midlife.
There are specific reasons why we gain weight in midlife. Menopause isn’t all to blame.
Age-related factors like decreased estrogen, loss of muscle mass, and increase in cortisol levels all play a part in the fat packing around your...
When I hit menopause I felt like my body spiraled out of control. Everything fit differently, I lost my waist, and the jeans I grabbed out of my closet wouldn’t even button.
Can you believe this happened to someone consistently eating the Trim Healthy plan and exercising?
So, you might ask, if it can happen to you is there any hope for me?
The answer is yes!
Midlife weight gain and its stubbornness have less to do with eating perfectly and exercising daily than you might think.
In fact, if you’re in your forties or above, there is a whole bunch of evidence pointing to your hormones being the root cause of extra fat around your belly than anything else.
Weight gain in midlife is not inevitable.
But what you’ve been doing to lose weight in your twenties and thirties won’t work anymore!
Do you know the #1 needle mover exercise for weight loss in midlife?
Are you ready to feel good again?
A winning and abundant mindset is your key.
Your mindset is like the railroad tracks laid down for the train to ride on and when you’ve got the railroad tracks you can just truck right along. Not without obstacles but you’ve got a path.
Let’s talk today about a mindset of consistency over perfection with the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
What mindset are you cultivating? An abundant mindset looks for possibility. It is a mindset that is pointed in the direction of believing and asking “What if this is possible?”
What you believe, you will create. If you believe you have to be...
Today, let's dive into the amazing process of transformation, particularly in the context of menopause.
When you start on a transformation journey, whether it's a quest for weight loss, a newfound exercise routine, or the journey through menopause, our initial expectation often leans towards immediacy. We anticipate swift results, envisioning a rapid metamorphosis. However, real transformation is a patient artist, painting its masterpiece over time. It thrives on consistency, repetition, and the commitment to small, incremental improvements. This is where the magic lies and this is the long game we need to embrace.
What does that mean? Transformation isn't merely about shedding physical weight; it's a shift in...
The journey of midlife weight loss is often met with unique challenges. Women in this phase of life can find themselves facing extra weight, with the belief that weight loss is impossible. But, let's shift that thinking and instead start on a journey of transformation.
I've developed a five-step system that has proven effective for women navigating the complexities of midlife. The program breaks down how to lose weight, turn on your metabolism, and shrink belly fat. Each step plays a vital role in helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
Have you tried numerous weight loss methods without success? Even Trim Healthy Mama? You're not alone, but it...
Menopause and midlife bring a unique set of challenges, and one of the most common and frustrating among them is the issue of weight gain. You're not alone in this struggle; many women like you are experiencing the same thing. But the good news is, I’m here to debunk some of the myths and provide you with effective solutions to help you navigate this transformative phase of life.
One common misconception is that menopause happens suddenly. All of a sudden, everything changes, right? Well, not exactly. Menopause is more of a gradual process, stretching over several years. It typically begins with perimenopause, which can start as early as your late 30s. So, if you're thinking everything happened suddenly, think again.
Menopause is not...
Let’s learn how to stop the crazy menopausal symptoms so you can feel good in midlife.
Today on the Honeycast I want to bring you good news.
You can take a few very important steps and dial in the best ways to support your body. But first I want to acknowledge that the suffering is REAL. Hormonal changes and their accompanying symptoms are a part of life and are natural but it doesn’t mean you need to suffer or “get over it.”
Even though your hormones are declining you can fix the symptoms that often come with those shifts. You can get the right nutrition and fuel, and you can exercise in a way that turns on fat-burning without tanking your adrenals.
Not everything I’m sharing with you here today is coming directly from Trim Healthy Mama or Pearl & Serene. Hours of personal research and research for clients as well...
It took me years to figure things out and can I just say, today’s way of dealing with menopause has not been very helpful to me.
My goal is to make walking through this midlife season accessible and helpful to you. Especially if you are trying to lose weight instead of gain and the menopause hormonal symptoms are taking over your life.
My desire is for you to show up well, be strong, and have hope.
Your midlife can be a new beginning.
Personal training and women’s health has been my passion for several years.
At first, when I started my Trim Healthy journey I wasn’t looking into hormones or anything like that. I just wanted to lose the last few pounds and stop the dieting roller coaster. I wanted to be healthy and feel better.
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Life takes an interesting turn as we hit midlife, especially for women in menopause. It's like solving a complex puzzle, and there's a crucial piece that can make things better: protein.
In this post, we'll explore why protein is so important during midlife, especially in menopause. We'll also discover how Trim Healthy Mama can be a fantastic support during this time.
Protein is going to help feed, build, and maintain your muscles.
Declining metabolism due to muscle loss is a big reason we see weight gain, especially in the belly. Think of your metabolism like a furnace, and muscles are the wood that keeps it burning bright. Muscle plays a significant role in our body's metabolic...
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Back in 2012 a couple of my “besties,” Serene and Pearl, searched for answers to sustainable weight loss for women. As they figured out the best ways to fuel with foods for fat loss, I joined their plan and together we lost weight and regained our health.
The plan (Trim Healthy Mama) they laid out for weight loss is excellent and works for women of all ages but as I’ve moved into my midlife years I’ve learned to make a few tweaks to the basic Trim Healthy plan to make weight loss easier with hormonal changes.
A key concept we often overlook in midlife is to eat plenty of protein. Protein is a key pillar of the Trim Healthy plan and continues to be of utmost importance through your...