Avoid the Menopausal middle

Avoid the Menopausal Middle

Weight gain around the middle is another sign of changing hormones in women. When estrogen levels begin to decrease during menopause, women often notice that they gain some weight – especially around the middle.  To add to this, as we get older, our metabolism slows down. This means that we tend to pick up weight…

Top 10 Tips for Weight-Loss

Sipping sundowners in sundresses is still a few months away, but the best time to sculpt a beach body is NOW.  Before running off and jumping on the first crash diet available, take a moment to consider a few key questions… Is this 2-week diet really the answer to the problem? Is it sustainable? Will…

Sugar Cravings and Menopausal Weight Gain

How to Stop Menopausal Sugar Cravings

Menopause can be a difficult thing even at the best of times with raging hormones, hot flashes, night sweats and then to top it all off, sugar cravings! It is natural to crave sugar since this is often our first choice when we seek comfort food. However, too much sugar can make your menopausal symptoms…

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5 Reasons Why We Gain Weight

  For the most part, we gain weight because we consume more calories than we burn. But extra calories are not the only cause of weight gain… Let’s take a look at 5 other reasons for weight gain that we never even though of… Lack of Sleep When you are not sleeping well at night,…

The Reason Why You Gain Weight After Menopause

The Reason Why You Gain Weight After Menopause

You’ve made it through menopause. You thought all your troubles were over. But now you start gaining weight. What’s up with that? Weight gain is a common sight during menopause, but why does it happen after menopause? To simplify the answer, it comes down to decreased insulin levels and age-related factors. A decrease in estrogen:…

How Carbs Are Making You Fat

How Carbs Are Making You Fat

You know that carbs are the reason you gain weight. You know that you should eat less of them. But still, you find it hard to say no to a creamy piece of chocolate cake or a big cheesy pizza. The fact of the matter is that it does not matter what carbs you eat,…