Optimal foods for perimenopause

Are there “optimal” foods to eat for perimenopause? Find out here.

During perimenopause (and menopause) most women tend to gain weight.  While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two of the main reasons are: Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass.  Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight gain.  Unfortunately, this weight …

Ditch Your Sugary Breakfast... And Try These Instead!

Ditch the sugary breakfast and try these 3 things instead.

Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Want a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it. So …

3 supplements you should be taking if you are over 45

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

Yes, I do always say that it’s better to get your nutrients from food first. However, that is not always possible, which means sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately there are some common nutrients that most of us simply don’t get enough of.  And they’re absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness, especially as we get older. I have sifted through the supplements that …

Menopause? Do these 7 things before taking meds…

Of course, listen to what your doctor says. But you should also listen to what your body says. We both know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause. Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at this time of life. (Ugh!) And …

Taking the Scary Out of Weight Loss – Episode 7

“Taking the Scary Out of Weight Loss” is an online Workshop Series that I am hosting between now and the end of March. It’s a really fun format where we will be talking coffee-shop-style WITH you (not AT you) about losing weight and feeling great. I have invited expert teachers, trainers, and coaches from all over the world to share …

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Why is my Metabolism SO Slow?!?!

You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy.  …

Taking the Scary Out of Weight Loss – Episode 6

“Taking the Scary Out of Weight Loss” is an online Workshop Series that I am hosting between now and the end of March. It’s a really fun format where we will be talking coffee-shop-style WITH you (not AT you) about losing weight and feeling great. I have invited expert teachers, trainers, and coaches from all over the world to share …

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters More Than Your Weight

You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”.  I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine). Waist Circumference (AKA “Belly Fat”): Do you …

5 Myths about cholesterol, and what to do instead!

5 Myths about Cholesterol, and What to Do Instead

The science of cholesterol and heart health is complicated, but you do not need to be afraid of it. Let’s jump into some myths and truths: Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more important than just how much of it there is overall. …

Taking the Scary Out of Weight Loss – Episode 5

“Taking the Scary Out of Weight Loss” is an online Workshop Series that I am hosting between now and the end of March. It’s a really fun format where we will be talking coffee-shop-style WITH you (not AT you) about losing weight and feeling great. I have invited expert teachers, trainers, and coaches from all over the world to share …