Had Enough Sleepless Nights? Get Sleep Secrets For Midlife

Apr 17, 2024

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Has sleep been your friend or foe since you hit your perimenopause and menopause years? Maybe you’ve struggled since childhood, or maybe this is a whole new symptom that is messing with you.

 

I wish I had a magic pill that would give you a solid eight hours every night—shoot, if I did, I’d be the first in line to swallow it! But while you may not find answers right away, there are reasons why you need to keep trying to get more sleep in midlife and ways to support your body during this time.

 

Sleep can hold the key to not only feeling rejuvenated but also to weight management, hormonal balance, and overall well-being.



Why is Sleep Important?

Midlife introduces many challenges, including sleep, which is primarily driven by hormonal changes. As estrogen levels decline, sleep disturbances become more prevalent, leading to midnight awakenings, racing thoughts, and hormonal...

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How to Stop Food Cravings During Menopause: Strategies to be Trim and Healthy

Mar 20, 2024

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Are you a woman over 40 struggling with sugar cravings during menopause? 

You're not alone. 

Many women in this stage of life find themselves battling cravings, weight gain, and frustration with slow progress. 

But don’t get discouraged. In this post, we will explore game-changing strategies to help you gain better control over your eating habits and conquer those sugar cravings once and for all.


Why do I want junk food?

Menopause brings hormonal changes that mess with your body; these changes may cause increased sugar cravings and less willpower. 

They are often a result of your brain seeking a dopamine hit, which highly processed foods provide. The dopamine hit isn’t bad, and you can get it by eating fruits or walking. 

 

"The key is to realize that your thoughts are actually a part of the problem."

 

The good news is that you can change your...

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Energize your Weight loss journey with key Secrets to Midlife Health

Mar 13, 2024

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This is a letter from your Trim Healthy Coach, Kris Honecutt, for the midlife woman who craves health and weight loss.

 

I've penned down these words with you in mind, intending to offer keys that I have learned that can help you toward success. 

 

First and foremost, let me say you are not alone.

 

I see and hear you, and I'm so proud of you for taking that courageous leap into your weight loss and health journey. 

 

It's a journey filled with twists, turns, and sometimes unexpected detours, but it's also a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and triumph.

 

As I reflect on the invaluable experiences shared with my clients over the years, I've distilled some pearls of wisdom that I believe can guide you on your unique path. 

 

These insights are not meant to add pressure or expectations but rather to serve as gentle reminders and comforting companions as you...

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Unlock Your Power: Decision-Making Magic for Women Over 40!

Mar 06, 2024

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The Power of Decisions: A Guide for Women Over 40

 

Unlocking Success Through Decisiveness

In a world filled with health and wellness aspirations, many women over 40 find themselves yearning for powerful results. 

 

However, "one of the number one things that keeps my clients from getting results" is often the lack of a firm decision-making foundation. 

 

Today, let's dive into the strategies to help women over 40 make decisive choices and persistently pursue their health and wellness goals.



The Crucial Role of Quality Decisions

Making a quality decision is the cornerstone of success in any journey: weight loss, hormone support, or overall well-being. 

 

You are 80% more likely to succeed at your efforts when you make that quality decision, but be warned, you need to make this decision often, sometimes daily.

 

To overcome this hurdle, create a checklist:

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What Happens When Hormones Go Crazy? Better Strategies For Women Part 2

Feb 21, 2024

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Let’s unlock the puzzle and confusion hormones can cause and dive into the actionable strategies you need after 50 to support your hormones, fuel your fat-burning journey, and navigate the twists of menopause. 

 

This isn't just about weight loss; it's a common-sense approach to living your best second half-life. 

 

The Hormonal Impact of White Sugar, White Flour, and Seed Oils: A Menopause Menace

It's not just about what you eat; it's about what you avoid. 

 

White sugar, white flour, and seed oils can wreak havoc on your hormones. They trigger weight gain, mess with cholesterol, and throw blood sugar off balance. Choose nutrient-dense Whole Foods, with lots of plant options. 

 

Prioritize gut health with prebiotics and probiotics, focusing on vegetables,...

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What Happens When Hormones Go Crazy? Better Strategies For Women

Feb 14, 2024

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Thriving Through Menopause

Challenges in menopause can feel like putting together a jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing. And figuring out what your body needs is often daunting and requires understanding and tailored strategies.  

 

Hormonal Challenges and Solutions

In menopause, our hormones, specifically estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, undergo significant changes. And one of the primary challenges women face in menopause is unexpected weight gain, particularly around the abdomen. Declining estrogen levels play a crucial role in fat storage, which affects body composition. However, new studies show that building muscle is a powerful tool in navigating this weight gain and boosting metabolism.

 "Estrogen helps regulate metabolism and body fat distribution and, believe it or not, muscle building."

 

The Role of Insulin in Menopausal Weight Management

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Simplifying Success: How to avoid Meal planning mistakes

Jan 10, 2024

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Ready to be bored to tears?

At least, I feel like you may be, but in the vein of staying real and showing you how to eat to lose weight in midlife….and keep it off.

Here’s a day in the life of my meals.

 

I am living proof that simple, boring systems do well to bring joy to your daily meals. Let’s explore the art of simplifying your meals so you are successful in midlife, lose extra weight, and boost your health to feel well. I’ll show you how to use practical strategies and keep meals simple yet incredibly satisfying.

 

The Power of Systems Over Goals

Picture this: a life where making healthy choices becomes second nature. It all starts with the realization that systems trump goals. Setting a goal is excellent, but without a system, reaching it can be a challenge. Years ago, I worked to build a habit of creating healthy yet easy meals for my family and myself. And I...

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How To Manage Weight Loss Expectations For The Best Midlife

Jan 03, 2024

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Weight loss in midlife and beyond requires a new approach to see the results you are hoping for. Whether those results are less weight, fewer inches around your middle, more energy, or increased health and wellness, you must strap on some extra patience and set up your expectations more carefully than when you were younger.

 

There is a good possibility that you have hurdles and life situations making it hard to take care of yourself. You might feel confused and discouraged about why your body gains weight over 40 even though you are actively trying to lose.

 

Getting your expectations to align with your new reality is key to maintaining a positive commitment and engagement to meet your weight loss goals once you hit your 40s.

 

Expectations in midlife set you up for failure or success

I spent years reading and referring back to my "manual of expectations." I had a marriage, homeschooling,...

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Losing Weight in Midlife: Cracking the Code with Strategy Calls

Dec 27, 2023

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Today, we embark on a journey close to my heart—strategy calls in the Feminine Freedom program. It's more than just coaching; it's about building a personalized roadmap for midlife weight loss. Join me in unraveling the magic behind these transformative sessions.

 

Unveiling the Strategy Call

What is a Strategy Call?

In weight loss, a strategy call is your compass, guiding you through the challenges of midlife changes. Beyond a coaching session, it's a personalized roadmap—a tool for understanding the unique needs of every individual. Let's dive into the heart of this process.

 

Getting Personal

The Face-to-Face Connection

Picture this: a face-to-face connection, even in the virtual realm. The joy of interacting directly with Feminine Freedom participants is unparalleled. It's about more than just words; it's about understanding the intricacies of your unique situations creating a...

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4 Slimming Strategies: Eat Your Way to a Trim Midlife Belly

Nov 22, 2023

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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.



The Mindset Shift: Understanding the Power of Nutrition

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...

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