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Minding Metabolic Health: Conquering Weight Gain in Females Over 40

February 7, 2024

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I'm a functional medicine practitioner & hormone expert working primarily with women in their 40's and 50's to create lasting health.
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As our bodies age and hormones start to change with the onset of menopause, weight gain can seem to creep up out of nowhere no matter how hard we try to avoid it. While pushing 40, 45, or beyond, we may find it increasingly difficult to keep the pounds at bay or lose weight that seems stuck despite our best efforts. It’s unfair, frustrating, and downright depressing at times. But you are not alone, and it doesn’t have to be this way. In this post, I’m sharing how we ladies can conquer stubborn weight gain and rediscover a renewed sense of confidence in our bodies even as they undergo natural changes. Through small targeted actions and lifestyle shifts focusing on metabolic health, you can take control and feel like yourself again too. 

Measuring Your Metabolic Health

I want to share with you this metabolic reset that I have coming up. It’s starting in a week, February 12th. I hope you’ll join me. And just a quick sneak peek of some of the things we’ll discuss. And this is something you can do right away at home now. You don’t even have to wait for that reset to start.

Almost everyone has one of these—maybe it’s an old-fashioned sewing kit or just a measuring tape. But here’s the thing: we need to know our numbers to understand our metabolic health. One super easy measurement to check is your waist-to-hip ratio, and it can tell you a lot! So, grab that measuring tape, and let’s dive into the world of ratios! 

How to Measure Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio

To begin, position a measuring tape around your waist. Locate the point where your ribcage transitions into a narrower section, typically resembling an hourglass shape for most women. Measure this area and observe the obtained result.

Next, move slightly lower and identify the bony protrusions on the sides of your hips. Measure this circumference as well, ensuring it encompasses the entire circumference, including the back. 

Finally, divide the measurement obtained from the top by the one obtained from the bottom. This calculation will yield what is commonly referred to as a ratio.

Understanding Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Now, when it comes to most women, we generally aim for a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7 or lower. It’s even better if it’s a tad lower than that. 

You see, many women find themselves with a ratio of 0.8 or higher, and they start noticing their waistline creeping closer to their hip line. It’s all because women tend to have more of that coveted hourglass figure, while men often have more of a straight-down silhouette. Pretty fascinating, right?

The Impact of Age and Menopause

Ladies, here’s an interesting fact: as we age, many of us notice that our waistline and hip line start to converge, forming a beautiful hourglass shape. But here’s the catch – this shift can bring along some metabolic challenges. 

It’s a common experience for women as we approach and enter menopause. Isn’t it fascinating how our bodies evolve? 

Why Metabolic Health Matters

As our female sex hormones decrease, our bodies become slightly more resistant to insulin. This means we’re not as efficient in processing and utilizing sugars and saturated fats for energy, which often leads to increased storage in certain areas. 

But hey, I want you to know that you’re not alone in this! It’s not necessarily about doing something wrong, but rather about finding the right balance to improve not just your waistline and figure, but also your overall metabolic health. Now, let’s get ready to dive into some interesting ways to make this journey more enjoyable and rewarding!

Taking Control of Your Metabolic Health

Let me tell you something fascinating – if you don’t have good metabolic health as a woman heading into midlife, especially during menopause and beyond, you’re putting yourself at risk for various chronic diseases and conditions. It’s not as simple as sticking to the same strategies we used in our twenties and thirties and expecting good health. No, no, we need to adapt and change things up!

I’m excited to share with you what I’ve discovered. Trust me, it’s mind-blowing! I’ve seen it work wonders for myself and countless female patients over 40 who are facing the same challenges as you. There is an answer, my friend. You won’t believe it, but we actually become more metabolically flexible during this phase of life, especially when it comes to menopause. 

Metabolic Health Reset 

What that means is we’ve got a ton of potential to level up our metabolic health during this stage of life. It’s definitely not a downhill slide from here. So don’t buy into what others might say or even if you see other women going through it too. You don’t have to follow that same path.

Here’s the deal: there’s a way to turn things around. If you’re craving that fit, healthy, strong, and energetic feeling, and you want to kick those risk factors for chronic diseases to the curb (think heart conditions, osteoporosis, autoimmune issues, cancers), then this is your chance.

Ready to take action? Sign up for the metabolic reset and get the lowdown on boosting your metabolic health. Just click the link below. I’m stoked to have you onboard. We kick off on February 12th, just a week from today. Let’s take control of our health together on this awesome journey!

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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional

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