Midlife weight gain is common, but is it inevitable? The complaint I often hear from women goes something like this: “I never used to struggle with my weight. I’m active and eat well, but since I turned 40, the weight just won’t stay off like it used to.”
Many women worry about the physical and emotional changes that occur during the menopause transition, and are frustrated when "eat less and exercise more" doesn't provide results and consequently become susceptible to diet cycling and disordered eating.
Menopause is a complex event in the woman's body and coupled with the effects of aging, women want accurate and reliable information to make informed decisions about their health. There is a plethora of supplements, herbal therapies, and diets aimed at providing non-hormonal treatment options for midlife women. As a woman in her 50's, I can personally attest to the confusing messages that are "out there", and I'm aware that women want accurate, reliable, and unbiased information from which they can make informed decisions about their health.
Providers who are certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) are uniquely qualified to provide menopause-related information. In my nutrition practice I do this by translating research related to the effect of aging and changing hormones on the woman's body to practical application with food, eating and weight. My goal is to provide innovative and effective nutrition interventions for managing symptoms and helping women feel confident, empowered and involved in their health care decisions.