Weight Gain


Do You Have a Vitamin P Deficiency?
28 Aug 2019

Do You Have a Vitamin P Deficiency?

Perimenopause can be challenging for many women, especially when it comes to weight gain. Meno-middle (weight gain in the abdomen) is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women, and most of them have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds is simply a rite of passage at this time of life and they should just accept their “middle-age spread.” This is crap. Unfortunately,...

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4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
21 Aug 2019

4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Perimenopause and weight gain seem to go hand in hand. It is THE top complaint I get from clients and women I speak with. And the problem is more complex than “calories in, calories out.” It usually starts because of hormone imbalances that show up in your early 40’s (or even earlier for some) but gets compounded by habits that seem like the right thing...

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Is Insulin Resistance Stalling Your Weight Loss?
14 Aug 2019

Is Insulin Resistance Stalling Your Weight Loss?

Many midlife weight problems can be tied directly to insulin resistance because when you get to the root cause of weight gain, insulin is always in the picture. This imbalance is underappreciated as a player in midlife weight gain, but understanding it is critical for weight management and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes. Biochem 101 Insulin is a hormone that’s produced by your pancreas...

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Is Your Thyroid Causing Weight Gain in Perimenopause?
06 Aug 2019

Is Your Thyroid Causing Weight Gain in Perimenopause?

When I talk with women who are experiencing unexplained weight gain, one of the first questions that comes up is, “Could it be my thyroid?” Thyroid hormones play a huge role in regulating metabolism and how the body uses nutrients. And as we age, the thyroid can get sluggish. Hypothyroidism is sneaky and experts say that undiagnosed thyroid disease is an epidemic, especially among women. Add...

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The Links Between Perimenopause, Cortisol and Weight Gain
31 Jul 2019

The Links Between Perimenopause, Cortisol and Weight Gain

One of THE most frustrating problems that women in perimenopause experience is weight gain. When I review the food journals of clients, many times they’re barely eating enough to keep a bird alive. And they’re exercising like crazy women. And yet, the needle on the scale continues to creep up. It’s so common that I devoted an entire chapter of my book to it! Sound familiar?...

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Dr. Anna’s 7-Step Healthy Holiday Survival Guide
25 Nov 2015

Dr. Anna’s 7-Step Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

Navigating holiday parties or the Christmas cookie dumping ground in the office break room can feel like walking through a minefield for those of us who have some serious health goals we’re working on. It doesn’t have to be this way! Tweet: The key to a healthy holiday is making conscious choices instead of defaulting to autopilot mode. If you’re ready to have a different...

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight??? Could it be My Thyroid?
19 Nov 2015

Why Can’t I Lose Weight??? Could it be My Thyroid?

When I talk with women who are experiencing unexplained weight gain, one of the first questions that comes up is, “Could it be my thyroid?” Thyroid hormones play a huge role in regulating metabolism and how the body uses nutrients. And as we age, the thyroid can get sluggish. Hypothyroidism is sneaky and experts say that undiagnosed thyroid disease is an epidemic, especially among women....

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Are You Packing on the Pounds Because of Estrogen Dominance?
12 Nov 2015

Are You Packing on the Pounds Because of Estrogen Dominance?

Weight loss in midlife can feel like a constant battle. With the scale doing most of the winning. Hormonal imbalances that begin in perimenopause are often to blame and they can continue long into your post-menopausal years. Have you ever said any of the following? I’m doing everything “right”, but I still can’t lose the weight. I’m just getting old and my metabolism is slow....

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