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Simple Tips For Fat Loss Over 40

Uncategorized Jul 20, 2022

I gotta tell it to you straight. Nothing's changing, if nothing's changing.

If you are a woman over 40 who has been struggling with energy and stubborn weight for any length of time you understand that something you are doing (or not doing) is not working.

The problem is you are bombarded by all sorts of conflicting information about what to do and it's so overwhelming, you might be frozen in inaction.

Here are some simple tips:

Low energy is likely being caused by hormone imbalance & chronic stress. A simple way to pick yourself up is to balance your blood sugar with is crucial for hormone balance:

  • Eat within an hour of waking with a protein, fat & fiber
  • Eat every 3-4 hours
  • Add protein at every meal and likely more than you think 30-40 grams each meal.

Sis, there is no such thing as becoming "toned." What you think is toned is muscle and you aren't going to get it with hours of cardio or lifting 3-5 pound weights day in and day out.

To get the body sculpting benefits of...

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MINDSET MAKEOVER: Your subconscious brain is sabotaging your fat loss progress

Uncategorized Jul 15, 2022

Do you do this too? See some progress with your fat loss and doubt yourself? Maybe you tell yourself...

It's not enough

The scale didn't move though.

It won't last anyway

That can't be right--it must be a mistake.

I used to do this and it was the reason why I would throw all my good intentions out the window, go off the rails with my food, then feel like an absolute pile of poo and "start over Monday."

The reason I ask is it happened to my client Dawn. After 12 weeks she has lost 4 inches off her waist and 2.5 off her hips. Her stomach feels less bloated every day and clothes are fitting different.

 

But when she sent me her measurements she was doubting herself. Like she can't believe that it was right.

She told me she couldn't believe that her hard work was paying off.

And this is the critical turning point in most women's journey.

Many women believe the lies their brain tells them and go back to old habits. It's easy to fall into this trap if you don't have a coach helping...

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MTHFR Gene Mutation: The Hidden Root Cause of My Health Issues

My son Ian’s birth was something I don’t like to remember.

After having difficulty getting pregnant, my pregnancy was normal until 34 weeks, when I was suddenly hospitalized after being diagnosed with preeclampsia. My son Ian was born six days later by emergency c-section, both of us almost losing our life in the process.

I always questioned why I developed preeclampsia and never received a logical explanation until about nine months ago when I tested positive for two heterozygous strains of the MTHFR gene mutation.

The MTHFR gene mutation was the hidden cause of my health issues and it could be yours as well.

If you have taken birth control and are suffering from hormonal imbalances, thyroid imbalances, heart issues, high cholesterol, palpitations, murmurs, gut issues, depression and anxiety— READ THIS!


About 4 years ago my hair started falling out almost overnight. I became extremely fatigued (despite being in the best shape of my life), inflamed, irritable,...

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5 Tricks to Losing Fat Over 40 When You Sit All Day

As women over 40, we are battling a slowing metabolism, hormonal imbalances and stress from having too much to do and not enough time to do it. Add in sitting all day and we increase our risk for obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels (Laskowski, E. 2018).

However, there are ways to avoid developing chronic diseases from a sedentary lifestyle. Here are 5 tricks to lose fat over 40 when you sit all day:

  1. Increase your NEAT

    It stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis, so we’ll just call it NEAT. NEAT is any movement that is not sleeping, eating or organized physical activities such as jogging. Little movements can add up to big results! Just standing 2 hours a day can add up to an extra fat loss of up to 10 pounds per year. Some examples of increasing NEAT are standing, walking the floor of your office, walking outside, taking the stairs or even better, doing “deskercise” which...
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Advice to Women Over 40: Know Your Hormones

When you are over 40, the worst thing you can do is ignore the role your hormones play in how you lookthink and feel.

But I get it, you certainly don’t receive training in school on the role your hormones play in menstruation, having children and your actual quality of life.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as unexplained weight gain, insomnia, anxiety or moodiness, we are told to eat less, exercise more and given a prescription.  

But let me ask you this— if you were experiencing a water leak in your home, would your solution be to put a bucket under it and forget about it? Or even live in a house that is flooded?

NO.

So why on earth would ignoring bodily functions that control the way you look, think and feel be a solution— especially if you are dealing with all sorts of unpleasant symptoms?

If you don’t get educated on your hormones and what changes your body goes through in your 40’s and 50’s, well, you can...

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How To Stop Stress Eating

Uncategorized Sep 05, 2019

Are you self sabotaging your health and wellness by stress eating or drinking? Learn 5 ways to overcome stress eating!

I have struggled with anxiety since I was a child and when I worked in corporate America, it was the worst. I used to come home to wound up with tension and anxiety, I was like an Instapot ready to explode.

My only coping skills to let go of the pressure: eating junk food and drinking a couple of glasses (or two) of wine.

The next day, I would feel even worse about myself, causing more anxiety, then I would feel the need to release it again.

Does this sound familiar? If so, click the link below to learn some new coping tips.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO directly on YouTube.

When you watch this video, you will learn the 5 methods on how to overcome stress and avoid stress eating.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Release the tension periodically during the day
  • Set an intention for the day ahead
  • Plan your meals the night before and stick to it
  • Meditate
  • Set reminders on your phone to be...
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Slow Cooker Green Chile Shredded Chicken

I have experimented with several shredded chicken recipes in my slow cooker and this by far is the easiest.  This slow cooker green chile shredded chicken is a favorite of both my husband and kids.  It is so versatile, you can eat it in a burrito bowl, burrito, tacos, on a salad or just plain with a scoop of guacamole!  There are just 6 ingredients and the prep time literally takes 10 minutes, tops.

MCCORMICK MARINADE PACKETS FOR THE WIN!

I used bone in half chicken breasts.  I have found that this cut of chicken is by far the most inexpensive and because it’s bone in and skin on, turns out really tender and moist in the slow cooker.  The key to super flavorful and tender chicken is marinating it the night before. I love these McCormick marinade packets—we always have them on hand.  They are a must for grilling!

Marinade packet for slow cooker green chile shredded chicken recipe

I mix the marinade directly in an extra large Ziploc bag.  I throw the marinade packet, the juice of two limes, 2 TBSP...

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3 Secret Diet & Lifestyle Changes That Fit & Fabulous Women Over 40 Won't Tell You... But I Will 

 The 3 steps that most women are missing when working on their health & wellness.

 The 5 MISTAKES you might be making preventing you from Becoming  your Fit & Fabulous self.

 The exact methodology I've used and my clients have used to go from feeling exhausted, sluggish and irritable to losing inches, feeling energized and confident.