Weight loss for most women is a perpetual struggle.
Dieting and exercise may work when we are young and our hormones are in balance but as the years start piling on so does the weight. Losing that weight becomes an uphill battle nothing short of an obsession.
If we stay thin and fit, we feel great and even hormone problems are tolerable. Once our hormones are out of balance we gain weight, we crave junk food, we feel horrible all the time, lose sleep and our sex-drive. Soon we're in a vicious cycle feeling fat, ugly and sick. Aging becomes a nightmare and we become chronically depressed, irritable and sleepless.
It does not have to be this way. Browse our site to find valuable information and products for dieting and staying healthy.
Weight Loss For Women
Weight loss for most women is a constant struggle. Dieting and exercise may work when we are young and our hormones are in balance but as the years start piling on so does the weight.
Thirty years of caring for women has opened my eyes not only to the devastation caused by the loss of hormone balance, but also to the terrible damage weight gain causes to our health, self-image and quality of life.
Helping women of all ages balance their hormones is a rewarding experience and my patients marvel at the results. My ability to get their hormones back into balance is significantly enhanced by helping them lose weight and feel better.
For this, the proper diet is crucial. That's why I am introducing my new Ebook, The Hormone Friendly diet. It's an easy-to-follow 30-day plan that will help you lose weight safely and help your hormone balance. The delicious yet simple recipes are the ones I use at home and I am sure your will enjoy them as much as I do. Please try them, add my supplement program and let me know how you feel at the end of one month.
Dietary Supplements For Women Of All Ages
Dietary supplements are essential to women of all ages. They can help to prevent disease, boost the immune system to ward off sickness, maintain bone density to prevent breaks and fractures, keep you energized throughout the day, and help you get a good night's sleep.
Eating healthy is not enough. Even with a great diet, you miss out on many vitamins and minerals essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
It's easy to be on a diet during the work week, we can pick-up breakfast from any deli we chose, order lunch from a variety of restaurants. More options should equal greater likelihood of eating healthy. And being constantly busy equals greater likelihood of eating more. Overall, the opportunity to eat unhealthy is far less than when we are lounging at home on weekends, going out to nice dinners with other couples or attending parties, weddings, etc.
When my patients come to me on a Monday and tell me they "fell off the wagon" over the weekend, I give them some easy tips to help them get back on track and reassure them that a weekend of a bad diet doesn't have to ruin their whole effort.
Here are tips that work!
The kitchen should represent your diet. There should be no room to eat cookies or chips stowed away in the pantry or ice cream in the back of the freezer. Make sure your snacks are hormone healthy foods. Stock up on fresh fruits, dried fruits and nuts. Instead of dipping chips into dip, try fresh vegetables dipped in humus or guacamole. And if you need a change from the veggies try dipping rice cakes or all natural, no preservatives corn tortilla chips (avoid wheat and gluten at all costs).
For most, the weekend arrives and a drink sounds like the perfect way to relax after a long week. While it has been scientifically proven that a glass of wine (5 oz) or a light beer (12 oz) is good for your health, take this fact in moderation. Limit yourself to no more than two glasses of wine, white or red or a light beer. Stay away from hard alcohol no matter how many "scientific" studies you find to the contrary.
No one should be depriving themselves of a delicious meal outside the home. What to eat? If you want to indulge in the bread basket, stick to the skinny breadsticks not the bread and opt for olive oil instead of butter. All menus have salads, chicken, lean cuts of steaks and fresh fish, so sticking to your regular diet should be easy. Instead of taking the salad dressing or the sauce, just ask for olive oil and lemon and sprinkle it generously over your food. For dessert, stick with berries and whipped cream or honey.
Keep the whole family healthy with oatmeal or bran pancakes and waffles. Instead of syrup coat them with peanut butter, honey and fresh berries. If you have cravings for breakfast meats, Canadian bacon is always a better choice then sausage. If you are out for brunch, try 2 egg whites and one whole egg with feta and vegetables.
A small unbuttered popcorn and always opt for water instead of soda.
It is not as hard as it may seem to abide by your new hormone healthy diet. Beyond sticking with your diet, the weekends are a great time to spend outdoors and get some physical activity with your friends and family. You'll be grateful and light come Monday.