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Top 11 Reasons Your Weight Loss Has Stalled In Menopause

So you’ve been eating a low carbohydrate diet and you’ve been doing well sheding a few pounds but your menopause weight loss has stalled. In fact you’ve put on weight. You’re not sure what the heck happened. You were losing weight and feeling great. But this week when you jumped …

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Eat According To Your Metabolic Type For Easier Weight Loss In Midlife

Your metabolic type determines how much carbs, protein, and fat you should eat to have optimum health. Keeping this balance when you’re in menopause could help counteract some of the more negative symptoms. Here’s the deal: the process by which your body converts food to energy is different for every …

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5 Best Detox And Belly Fat Burning Smoothie Recipes

A nutrient dense detox and belly fat burning smoothie with detoxifying healthy ingredients that are full of fibre is a great way to keep menopause cravings at bay between meals. If you are replacing a meal with a smoothie even better. It is so easy to really pack the nutrients and …

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How To Increase Your Metabolism After 50 (A Guide For Women)

Perhaps you have been feeling more tired than usual lately.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit  “sluggish”. Your skin feels dry and you’ve been craving sugar. These are all signs of metabolic weakness or a slowing down of your metabolism. Let’s dive into how this can happen and for each cause  …

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Best Natural Solutions For Women’s Hormone Imbalance

Alongside gut health, hormonal imbalance is one of the top contributing factors to health issues in women. What causes, weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, cravings, lack of sleep? The answer is imbalanced HORMONES! Women’s hormone imbalance occurs when the glands in the body that make up the hormonal or …

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7 Incredible Benefits of Meditation For Women In Midlife

You may ask “Why would I need to meditate?” I am a stay at home mum who blogs. What on earth would I have to get stressed about? Um, let me see: two teenage girls, the COVID pandemic when I have a partner with a depressed immune system at home, …

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Five Tips For Low Carb Eating

My Top Five Tips For Low Carb Clean Eating In Midlife

Carbohydrates or carbs as we call them are one of three main food types or macronutrients that the body needs to function. Protein and fat are the other two. Carbs are not something to be scared of. It’s the highly processed foods full of sugar and processed flour that we …

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Constantly Hungry? How To Control Menopause Hunger

Read on my ravenous friend we are going to learn how to control menopause hunger easily. Menopause hunger is the type of intense hunger that hits hot and hard and short of unburdening the fridge of that delicious looking whole chicken it seems impossible to get under control.  I struggle …

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What Prevents Women Over 50 Losing Weight?

As I have said many times in my posts “losing weight over 50 is very different to when you wer younger”. It’s no longer about eating lettuce and cottage cheese after sweating your body weight at the local gym like you did in your 20’s and 30’s. So what are …

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11 Tips To Lose Menopause Belly Fat And Keep It Off

Are you struggling with losing menopausal belly fat and keeping it off? Menopause weight is like that clingy child that hangs on around your middle and won’t let go. You get rid of it for it only to come back in greater bulk and so much more stubborn to remove. …

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How To Win The Battle With Your Middle-Aged-Spread

I wrote this post about middle-aged-spread nearly 4 years ago and while most of it is still true today I have dropped off from eating extremly low carb in favour of intermittent fasting and eating a little less meat and more vegetables. My diet is still largely grain free and sugar free …

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How To Get Into The Right Mindset For Losing Weight

You didn’t have to worry about having the right mind set for losing weight when you were in your 20’s. You would  stock the fridge with celery and cottage cheese, starve yourself for 3 or 4 weeks and lose 3 or 4 kilos?  Then when you hit 40 it was …

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How To Lose Weight Without Dieting In Midlife

If you had told me when I was 20 that to lose weight without dieting was something you could do I would have felt like you were handing me the holy grail. I don’t think I can remember the first weight loss diet I went on. There was a whole lot …

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6 Foods To Stop Eating During Menopause

Menopause symptoms for some women can be difficult and include, putting on weight especially around our mid section, hot flushes, night sweats, poor sleep quality, lack of energy, brain fog and more. To avoid making these symptoms worse here are 6 foods to stop eating during menopause. To reduce  menoapuse …

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How To Avoid Putting On Weight Over The Holiday Season

Does this sound like you? You’re getting a little nervous because the holiday season is fast approaching and you still have that spare tyre from last year. Putting on weight for you, especially around your middle, at this time is an inevitability. Buying new clothes every year is putting a …

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Simple Breathing Techniques To Reduce Your Menopause Symptoms

This post was originally just going to be about a deep breathing exercise that I use to relax. However, a mutation took place. Wait. What? It’s all good, there’s nothing revolting going on here. Except. It is five in the morning, I’m in my gym clothes, no makeup… Seriously though, …

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Loss Of Confidence And Self-Esteem In Menopause

Once we enter perimenopause we know we may have to deal with some of the usual symptoms that this time of life brings such as hot flushes, night sweats and weight gain. But there are some other symptoms that many women don’t realise may become part of their lives while …

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How To Improve Your Gut Health Naturally In Midlife

We learn more everyday how key gut health to our overall health and that it is important to improve your gut health naturally in midlife if you have been stuggling with health issues. As we go through perimenopause and into menopause the changes in hormones can mess with our weight, …

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Weight Loss Kitchen Essentials For Easy Meal Preparation

These are my first choices for weight loss kitchen essentials for easy meal preparation. It’s important to keep things simple and convenient, especially when your are trying to change habits. One of the easiest ways to lose weight and get rid of that muffin top especially in midlife, menopause or …

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Can Menopausal Women Take Apple Cider Vinegar For Hot Flashes?

Apple Cider Vinegar has a long list of health benefits especially for women who are going through perimenopause and menopause. For many years women have been using apple cider vinegar for hot flashes with great success. See below for dosage and other uses including making it easier to lose menopause …

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