Midlife and weight gain

Alright, ladies, let’s get real about midlife and that pesky weight gain. 🚫 🙅‍♀️ No, I am not talking about some extraordinary solution, but I’ve got some practical tips and lifestyle changes that can make being in midlife feel a lot better and happier. 

Simple Diet Tips:

  • Increase protein for muscle maintenance and a faster metabolism.
  • Avoid gluten to reduce bloating and discomfort and autoimmune disease.
  • Choose nutrient-rich carbs (mostly veggies) for lasting energy.
  • Add fiber for fullness and a happy tummy.
  • Cut down on alcohol to support your progress.
  • Remember, balance is key for long-term success 80/20

Don’t overthink it!

Exercise Routine:

  • Lift heavy weights for strength.
  • Walk or hike regularly for overall fitness.
  • Restorative and flow yoga or pilates 2-3 times/week
  • Find joy in everyday activities like gardening, shopping, and taking the stairs.

Stress Management:

  • Manage stress with activities like meditation or yoga.
  • Shift your perspective-coaching helps with this.
  • Try relaxation techniques like journaling or massages.

Optimize Thyroid hormones and modulate Insulin:

  • Get the right lab work and interpretation
  • Work with a practitioner who understands thyroid evaluation  and support isn’t cookie cutter
  • Have your fasting insulin tested (a must!)-it should be under 7
  • Wear a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to better understand how food, exercise, sleep and stress affects your blood sugar.

Hormone Health:

  • Implement herbs that support progesterone production like vitex and chasteberry
  • Increase Magnesium and vitamin D
  • Explore hormone replacement and support options like Estradiol/Estriol, Progesterone and, Testosterone.

Your journey to a healthier, happier you is all about finding what works for you! 🙌

Let me know some of the things that have really helped you to change your life journey.

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