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Lots of things change as women continue on their journey through mid-life. Some, like increased confidence and less worry about what others think, are fantastic aspects, others like unwanted changes in our bodies can be frustrating to deal with. What’s worse? Insensitive comments, such as the one’s I’ve compiled below.
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• Is that a beard? Have you ever considered electrolysis? – The fact is that during the menopause transition, lots of women start to lose the hair on their heads and around their pubic areas (which is probably age related) and at the same time discover alarming new hair growth where we don’t want it! – Our upper lips, chins and necks.
Blame hormonal changes for the thick, coarse hairs that seem to sprout every day. Plucking, waxing, threading are good temporary measures. If the hair is dark then laser will still work. Personally, I have my electrolysis expert on speed dial. She has vanquished both dark and light hairs over many months. (more…)
Kate came in to see me recently for her annual. She wanted to lose weight to try to avoid the diabetes that ran in her family. She was in her 50’s, worked full time, had 2 kids in high school and was very busy. At 5’4″, she knew that 165 pounds was too heavy and she was ready to do something about it. I asked her to tell me about her day, what she ate, what was happening when she ate, hunger pangs and as many circumstances surrounding her food choices as possible. (more…)
When it comes to weight loss, there are a few tricks that help stave off hunger and keep you on track. As people decrease their portions, it’s natural to have some hunger pangs and to want a crunchy, satisfying snack that packs in the nutrients but not the pounds. One solution that I advocate with my patients is using nuts to fill the void. Eating tree nuts in particular have been found to help people feel fuller and more satisfied leading to less overall calories taken in. (more…)
One of the best ways to lose weight is to become more conscious of what you’re eating and why you’re eating it. Take the first step and keep a food diary. This has been prov-en in countless research studies to help people lose weight. Once you start to see in black and white how much you’re actually consuming, it triggers some hesitation and thought before mindlessly shoveling in the food.
Aim for a 10% Weight Loss
If you’re like many people you’ve made a New Years resolution to lose weight. Good for you! How’s it going? If you’re like most people, resolve starts to weaken a little bit by about the 3rd week, and it’s likely that you may need a little kick start.
Many people become discouraged and overwhelmed by the idea of losing 30, 40 or even 50 or more pounds. Giving up seems like the only option once you’ve skipped a few work outs or indulged a bit too much. And yet, you’ve already made some significant changes and it’s a good idea to get back to your healthier habits. (more…)