I heard recently that chocolate is one of the top cravings for Meno-She’s. Would you agree? Are you a chocolate fiend?
While that’s OK sometimes, so much chocolate these days is filled with not-so-good things as well as lots of refined sugar which do not love our insulin, our waistlines or our hormones. This makes grabbing the nearest, most inexpensive bar (or block) you can find a pretty bad idea.
I’ve been through periods of doing just that and it didn’t do me any favours. In fact, I’ve found that since I’ve chosen to ditch refined sugar I feel better, my energy levels are peppier(!) and, if I don’t go off my good behaviour, my fibromyalgia (or whatever it is) doesn’t flare. Continue reading Hormone Friendly Raw Chocolate-Almond Cups
Menopause. The Meno Years. Midlife Hormone Dance.
Whatever you want to call it, it seems there are more studies being conducted on the subject lately (especially with all the media attention it gets in the UK – yay!). The more aware we are the better off we are because knowledge is power.
One recent study conducted by the University of Queensland found that being over- or underweight could affect the age the meno years start rearing their head for you.
I thought that was really interesting as this is a subject I’m constantly researching (surprise!) and I’d never heard that before. Continue reading Your Weight Could Affect The Age You Hit The Meno Years
Have you gained weight recently?
Or have you yo-yoed on the scales for years?
It’s a dilemma for many Meno-She’s. That’s why we created our Weight & Wellness programme. It’s designed to hold your hand as you go through a weight loss transition with guidance, education and nutritional balance. It’s also why we’ve written this post so you can get a handle on how you’ll feel on days 1-21 of a weight loss plan. Continue reading What To Expect On Days 1-21 Of A Weight Loss Journey
Like me, many of you would have taken a protein drink before to lose or maintain weight, and you will be able to incorporate our formulation – Shake It Off – in the diet or healthy eating plan you are currently on. Continue reading How To Use Shake It Off® – A real life example
Hardly a day goes by without another news report on a diet and dietary practises, sometimes it appears in complete contrast to the day before.
This can be very confusing, and the reader can be forgiven for giving up on it all to the detriment of their long term health. Continue reading Are You Confused About Conflicting Dietary News?
Do you need a protein hit to keep your appetite sated, boost your daily nutrition quota and help your hormones stay balanced?
Look no further than this delicious concoction aka smoothie recipe.
Not only is it super easy, it’s super delicious too, and if time is not your friend you can sup it on the go.
Continue reading Recipe: Cinnamon & Banana (or Apple) Smoothie
10 Changes Sugar Can Cause In Your Body
Sugar can instigate biological changes in your brain and your body.
Sugar is a very powerful drug. So is white flour actually, but I digress. Continue reading The Sugar Series – Part 3 of 3
10 Ways Your Life Will Improve Without Sugar
Sugar is a seductress and when you get free of her clutches your life will improve in a number of ways including reducing your unloved meno symptoms.
And who knows? The bugbears you blame on growing older could actually be due to the sugar you ingest. We kid you not! Continue reading The Sugar Series – Part 2 of 3
Sugar, Hormones & Weight Gain
When it comes to your weight and your hormones sugar is not–so-sweet.
Dealing with mid-life weight gain takes many forms. It’s something that most of us battle with (find out the reasons why here). As you may have read I’m a fan of Intermittent Eating, and another habit that works for me is minimising sugar, particularly the refined variety, and embracing a more holistic way of eating, not just for managing my weight but also for balancing my mood swings!
Continue reading The Sugar Series – Part 1 of 3
Changes in metabolism that causes weight gain as we age
In my last blog (why calorie restricted diets make you fat), I explained about the power of the hormone insulin to shunt surplus energy (glucose from food) into fat cells. Continue reading The real cause of menopausal weight gain