Hormones and Weight Gain After 40 – Don’t Give Into Fat, Frumpy and Grumpy
Hormones and Weight Gain After 40 – I was inspired to write this week when I came across a recent social media comment, that really shocked me – ‘I think for women in 40-55-year-old age group we’ve given up on being able to lose weight, with metabolism & hormone changes through menopause…’
Wow….really! I was totally horrified by the collective acceptance of that comment. It gave me instant visuals of lying on a train track, ready to get severed in half and saying it’s my destiny.
There’s no resignation to fat, frumpiness and grumpiness on my watch!
Hormones and Weight Gain After 40, It’s all so fixable. I do it multiple times a day five days a week – fix, tweak and rebalance hormonal issues. It’s so doable. Having a background in pharmacy and naturopathy, with 25 years experience under my belt, makes it all second nature. And of course, being in this age bracket myself, I do have an appreciation for what this wonderful lady was expressing.
But generally feeling and looking less than great is not OK, nor is it simply a normal sign of ageing. Your hormones are just out of balance and in need of a little TLC or a reboot.
Hormones sweepingly refer to many endocrine organs, which are essentially your thyroid, adrenal, pancreatic and sex hormones.
Here are some signs that will point you in the right direction. And yes, you can often have multiple imbalances….since they are linked in many feedback loops….and we’re not that simple that it’ll be just one thing. Plus, I don’t want to get bored!
Sluggish thyroid problems, often show up as fatigue along with constipation, thinning hair, weight gain you can’t seem to shift, depression, brain fog.
Adrenal problems, involving DHEA, cortisol, often shows up as fatigue and difficulty sleeping, anxiety, weight gain around the middle, craving sugar, irritability, night sweats.
Pancreatic problems or insulin resistance often shows up as expanding waist line, brain fog, dry mouth, variable energy.
Sex hormone problems, involving oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone often shows up as low libido, menstrual changes, hot flushes, PMS, dryness, fibroids (heavy bleeding), irritation, moodiness.
Hormonal serum blood tests, from your doctor, won’t always pick up the problem. Since blood tests only test for total hormones, bound and unbound. We’re interested in unbound hormones since these are the active ones. That’s why salivary hormone testing is a better option for adrenal and sex hormones.
CLICK HERE to get salivary hormone testing done today. It’s not super expensive and is an integral way to getting to back to feeling and looking great.
How to Get a Bikini Body – 9 Ways To Keep You On Track To Rockin A Bikini This Summer
Don’t shriek “ohhh me I couldn’t wear a bikini!” You so can.
Great way to get your vitamin D levels up for winter and fast forward 20 years from now & look back – you so know I’m right!
You only get one go in this body. Embrace it all and have fun.
Summer’s finally here for us Melbournites. Whhoooo!
9 tips to keep you on track to sizzling this summer, read more on how to get a bikini body:
Female Hormones Weight Loss – Diets and exercise not working? Don’t give up!
“Calories in, calories out” has traditionally been the mantra of doctors counseling women on weight loss. While your best friend can eat hot fudge sundaes without gaining a pound, you look at a bagel and it seems to go straight to your thighs. Your doctor may tell you you’re clearly consuming more calories than you realize. But if you feel that you are starving and the scale doesn’t budge, consider another part of the weight-loss equation–your hormones. – Livestrong
Female Hormones Weight Loss – Statistics show hormones cause Weight Gain in 75% of Women
Here are 7 signs your hormones are out of balance:
- Gaining weight around the middle and can’t shift the weight no matter what you do.
- Feeling tired, irritable more often than not.
- Feeling bloated often these days.
- Everything is starting to stress you, even the little things.
- Rely on coffee, tea to give you a pep up often during the day.
- Can’t think properly, your brain feels like it is full of cotton wool.
- Your sex drive has taken a nose dive.
Coconut Milk Benefits Weight Loss – 8 Reasons To Add Coconut Milk To Your Diet
Having recently returned from the “land of coconuts”, as one Vietnamese local called it. It seems only right to have a conversation about coconuts.
It’s a taste you either love or hate. Personally, I love it. Excellent for those with dairy, lactose, soy, nuts or grain allergies or intolerances. Plus it’s vegan.
Now coconuts contain significant amounts of fats, but they are a good version, with plenty of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs). So eat in moderation, roughly ½ cup per day and remember it can be diluted with water to extend it further.
What are the benefits of coconut milk – Coconut Milk Benefits Weight Loss ?
A cup of coconut milk beverage from a carton has between 50 and 80 calories and about 5 grams of fat, depending on the brand you choose. This is less than the calories in cow’s milk, which has 146 calories and 7.7 grams of fat per cup of whole milk and 90 calories per cup of skim milk. Other milk alternatives, however, can be even lower in calories. Unsweetened almond milk, for example, has between 40 and 60 calories and 3 grams of fat per cup, depending on the brand. – Livestrong
Most Powerful Natural Anti Inflammatory – 15 Ways To Reduce Inflammation + Look & Feel 10 Years Younger
We’ve all experienced inflammation. Think of that splitting headache, sprained, swollen knee/wrist/ankle, that cut finger, or that miserable head cold. Inflammation makes its presence known in a loud, unmistakable way; it hurts, it can be swollen, and warm to the touch. This is acute inflammation and is a beneficial and necessary part of our immune system.
However, when inflammation doesn’t heal it becomes chronic or silent inflammation and continues to spew out low levels of inflammatory compounds. This continual process is the core cause of most illness, disease, faster-ageing and weight gain. Powerful tools to combat inflammation are available at your fingertips if you just know what and how.
For centuries, natural anti-inflammatory compounds have been used to mediate the inflammatory process and often with fewer side effects. – NCBI
Most Powerful Natural Anti Inflammatory – Here are 11 ways to reduce inflammation and make you look & feel 10 years younger: