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...
Getting older isn’t all bad, in fact there are so many good things about increasing age. But weight gain, increased belly fat and stubborn weight are not a “good” part of getting older. Let’s discover the reasons behind the extra weight and why it can be so hard to lose.
It’s all about hormones. As women, we have been gifted with a plethora of amazing hormones, moving into the menopause season of life causes those hormones to start shifting to new levels. This shift is usually at the root of most of your frustration with weight loss.
While there are a ton of changes you can make on a daily basis to your diet and lifestyle I would highly recommend that you find a Functional medicine doctor to work with you so you can know the hard data behind your symptoms.
Here are some of the key areas to investigate for optimal fat loss:
As we age, estrogen levels decline which causes inflammation to increase. As inflammation increases, so does unwanted excess belly fat. The more belly fat we have, the more inflammation.
So, what exactly is inflammation?
Inflammation is the immune system's way of responding to injury or irritants. Chronic inflammation, what we are talking about here, means that your body is responding to problems in your system. This can lead to symptoms that last for months or even years.
When your body is dealing with inflammation it will not release fat readily. So, what can you do?
Let's start with arguably the hardest part, what you put into your body....
What you eat plays a significant role in how your body is able to respond to the changing hormones of peri menopause and menopause. And inflammation is a huge contributor to frustrating stubborn weight and the potential for chronic diseases.
We are not playing games anymore ladies! It is time to pull on your big girl...
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#1 - BRAIN FOG
#2 - FEELING TIRED ALL THE TIME
If you are tired all the time, you may have inflammation in your body. Sleep is one factor that can lead to inflammation: getting too little sleep (below 7-9 hours) or too much sleep (more than 9 hours) every night can lead to inflammation and make you tired throughout the...