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...
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...
If you are in midlife, perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause, and you've said this to yourself, “I feel like I'm going crazy.”
You are not alone.
Let me tell you about a lady, just like you, I’ll call her Eleanor.
Eleanor prided herself on her ability to handle life's ups and downs with grace.
But as she entered her late forties, something inside began to shift. It started with subtle changes, forgetting where she placed her car keys, struggling to concentrate on reading a book, and things like that.
However, over time, the lapses became more frequent.
One evening while she was cooking dinner, she couldn't remember the recipe for her signature pasta dish. The dish she’d made hundreds of times. Frustration boiled within her and tears rolled up unexpectedly. She felt like she was losing control. Her best friend, Tina, noticed the changes...
Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. They communicate and control most of the physiological things going on. They tell your body what to do and hormones work together like an orchestra. But, when they aren’t playing well together we start to see imbalance, and things get out of harmony.
These imbalances affect all other hormones. Cortisol is your main stress hormone and it gets pretty bossy when not kept in check by other hormones. Too much cortisol steals progesterone, drives up insulin and blood sugar levels and until you get it under control will cause issues with all of your other hormones.
There are 4 main hormones you need to focus on to find better balance and support in your weight loss journey.
First is cortisol, this hormone when left to run rampant is great at packing on extra belly fat, giving...
Hitting menopause put me in a bad attitude.
I wasn't prepared.
I wasn't educated.
And I didn't care about mastering menopause since surviving this life change would be enough. Personally, I just wanted to cancel the whole thing.
I tend to always start things with a lousy attitude only to realize that it could be more helpful. And I miss all the good things in my challenging situation when I allow a bad mood.
All women experience hormonal shifts, and it's important to understand that what worked in your twenties, thirties, or forties won't be helpful to your lifestyle and eating plan as much now. This is due to a decline in key hormones.
You may notice this decline as hot flashes, night waking, and depression, or you might experience signs of hormone decline like decreased energy levels. Lower estrogen levels tend to...
Is exercise in midlife really all that important?
Would you rather be doing just about anything other than exercising?
After all, the extra time and an open schedule can be challenging.
I get it.
Getting older has loads of great benefits, but choosing not to include exercise and include daily movement in your schedule may set you up for health issues that are better avoided.
Exercise in midlife is necessary for longevity, health and will help you build strong muscles to maintain your independence as you age.
And as added benefit doing the proper exercise gets your body in metabolism-boosting & fat-burning mode fast.
I have great news for you and some myths to bust.
It's time to hang...
Impossible goals are. the. worst.
And Anne felt like her health and weight loss goals were…impossible.
She couldn't stick to the Trim Healthy Mama plan long enough to get traction. So…how was she supposed to find success in health and weight loss?
Hopeless and feeling like she was shoveling snow in a blizzard (she would know, she lives in Canada) - Anne kept trying. Eating on plan but falling off as soon as "life" happened.
"I did not believe I would be able to find success for my health and weight loss. It seemed completely unmanageable." - Anne
One day, she reached out to me after a mutual friend recommended Feminine Freedom Path, my 6-month Coaching program.
Her hormone and weight loss struggles made her a great candidate for Feminine Freedom Path. Years of blaming and shaming her lack of commitment...
What’s for dinner?
When should I exercise?
How many E meals have I had today?
When am I going to walk?
What should I eat for a snack?
Is this enough protein?
What Trim Healthy fuel should I eat next?
Can you feel your increased heart-rate? Or the sweat beading along your hairline? Maybe you’ve found a nice quiet corner to hide in until all these questions go away.
Has freestyling your Trim Healthy eating plan turned into a recipe for stress?
Do you feel like you might just explode if you have to field one more question or make one more decision?
While we don’t want to live in calorie counting land, living without a plan is a sure recipe for hormonal disaster.
Let’s take a 30,000 foot view to see what is going on in your body when you try freestyling decisions every day.
Estrogen serves as your main hormone to counter cortisol and works as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.
Cortisol is your primary stress...