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.
If you're over 50 and wondering, "What's happening to my body?" don't fret! We're diving into the incredible journey of menopause body changes. It's time to embrace your best shape and feel fabulous. Buckle up for a quick tour through the seasons of womanhood.
Let's start by breaking down these terms, readers. Perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause are like the chapters of your life's novel. They come with their own set of quirks and adventures.
During perimenopause, which can start in your 40s, hormones like estrogen and progesterone start playing their own tune in your body. It's not unusual to experience irregular periods, mood swings, and, you guessed it, changes in your body shape.
Welcome to our heart-to-heart about the link between midlife, menopause, and those unexpected mood swings. Let's walk this journey together, seeking understanding and uncovering the right strategies to support our overall well-being.
When we think about menopause, the first thoughts often revolve around physical changes. However, the mood fluctuations are just as real and sometimes even more daunting.
Firstly, it's crucial to grasp the role hormones play in these changes. As we venture into midlife, declining hormones can result in heightened risks of anxiety, depression, and mood-related issues. Here's a snapshot of the hormone impact:
Estradiol: Fluctuates during menopause and perimenopause.
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...
Do you ever feel depressed, anxious, or guilty about food before or after eating?
Do you ever wish you could just make it through the day without having to analyze every little thing you eat and when/how you have to work out?
Do you want to avoid discouragement setting you back?
Are you ready to stop the excuses?
Then it’s time for you to get a weight loss mindset working for you. You see, most of us have a pre-established mindset full of unintentional thoughts. These thoughts are messages we get from ourselves, our family, and past experiences. Although it often feels impossible to just “think differently," sometimes making subtle changes in how you think is the KEY to skyrocketing your chances of success and giving you longer-lasting results.
So I'm going to give you seven keys to practice, to overcome self-sabotage.
Key one: be a detective and a watcher of...
But sadly, it just isn't that easy.
In fact, you can almost throw out every "diet" plan you've ever tried or heard about because it won't help you lose weight in midlife. In fact, it might do the opposite and cause your body to keep more weight instead.
It's time to understand how to best support your body with nutrition during perimenopause and menopause and get tools to get through it quickly.
Right now, you may be in your late 30s or early 40s and wondering why you're experiencing changes in your body that you never had before. You may be moody, anxious, have irregular periods, or have hot flashes. You probably find weight loss more difficult and notice your waistline expanding no matter what you do. These are all common symptoms of perimenopause. Or, you...