For many women, menopause can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. While the drudgery of monthly periods disappears, it can be replaced by unwelcome side effects such as weight gain. Thankfully, we can fight back.
Weight Loss is an ongoing journey and pursuit of good health. A successful weight loss strategy is practical and livable. If it sounds too good to be true-it is too good to be true. Practical strategies do work if done consistently. Here are my top 10…
Don’t skip meals. Skipping often leads to excessive snacking and excessive hunger at the next meal. In the end you consume more when you skip a meal-trust me!
2. Don’t eat “6 Meals a Day” as is often recommended- this promotes eating round the clock. But consider an afternoon snack. Going a 6-8 hour period without eating will just make you starved for the next meal resulting in over-eating and poor choices. Consider a structured high protein snack at the 3-4 pm hour when the munchies hit. That will help put on the breaks for dinner.Our fav is a high quality protein shake by Dr. Adrienne Youdim.
3. Go Lite at Night-having a bigger breakfast and eating a lite dinner at night is associated with weight loss as compared to consuming a bigger nighttime meal and eating a small breakfast. Eating lite at night helps you sleep better too!
4. Protein Protein Protein- Include protein in every meal. Protein signals “fullness’ to the brain. Consuming 30 grams of protein at breakfast keeps hunger hormones in check all day! Consider an egg is 7 grams, 1 TBS peanut butter 4 grams, a high quality protein shake contains 20 grams of protein.
5. Pack a Lunch! The average restaurant meal is 1100-1200 calories per day!! That’s nearly 1 days worth of calories!!! Just eating a salad? 1 tablespoon of the average salad dressing is 80-90 calories. Not to mention the crumbles and other non-veggie add ins. Take 5 minutes and pack your lunch! It will be the difference between successful weightloss and not.
Want more…Tips 6-10 coming soon!
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