The Fit Over 40 Health & Nutrition Blog for Women

Why Women Regain their Weight after Dieting

When it comes to women's weightloss, one of the top questions I get as a metabolic nutrition coach is why is it so hard for women to keep their weight off once they've lost it on a diet. If you've ever wondered the same thing, you're not alone. Women specifically seem to struggle with maintaining a healthy weight after dieting and often end up on a diet rollercoaster, year after year,...

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Simple Steps to Rebuild your Health & Fitness Routine

Let’s get real, for most of us the pandemic had a huge impact on our health and fitness routines.

Over the past year, I’ve talked to dozens of women who keep telling me that prior to the pandemic they ate healthy, worked out regularly and took care of themselves daily.

Once the pandemic hit however … all that went out the window.

And while staying consistent with our healthy...

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How Added Sugars Impact your Hormones

If you've been struggling with low energy levels, increasing weight and sugar cravings, reducing your sugar intake can have an incredibly powerful impact on your health.

And for women, there is an added benefit: better hormone balance.

Hormonal imbalances and poor blood sugar balance are two of the key reasons why women struggle to maintain a healthy weight. And those two things are...

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The Connection between Blood Sugar, Insulin & Hormonal Imbalances

When it comes to women’s health, there is an intimate relationship between women’s hormones, blood sugar and insulin levels.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar and it’s job is to capture any sugar that enters the body and then pass it to the liver to store as energy.

With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't produce insulin at all. Which is...

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Chicken Shawarma Salad Bowls

These quick and easy Chicken Shawarma Salad Bowls are perfect for dinner or to make ahead for meal prep! Made in a skillet, the diced chicken breast tops prepped salad bowls and is drizzled with tahini dressing. Super simple and yummy!

This healthy chicken shawarma salad bowl recipe takes boring chicken breast and makes it exciting with a creamy tahini sauce and crisp, fresh...

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The #1 Reason Women Can't Lose Weight

Despite all the diet gurus out there telling women that weight loss is about a calorie deficit and exercise, it's just not that simple. I've talked about why diets don't work before but I think it's important to delve into more detail on why women struggle so hard - despite doing all the 'right' things - and just can't seem to lose their weight. 

The first thing to realize is that despite...

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4 Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

Well it's the end of November and the holidays are around the corner. For most of us, this is one of the busiest times of year. This year, while the pandemic may impact the scope of our activities, it won't take away how busy it is for most of us are or the fact that there is a lot of stress (and even more so this year) associated with this time of year.

That is why, it's important to take...

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Redefining What Healthy Women Look Like

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In an age where we as a society have progressed so far, we still hold antiquated ideas of what an ideal woman should look like. She should be preferably slim with a flat belly and generous breasts. 

This outdated - and unrealistic - ideal fuels the multi-billion dollar diet industry and pushes women to chase a 'perfect' body and starve themselves on diets to achieve this ideal. The race...

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The Four Pillars of Sustainable Weightloss

What is Sustainable Weight Loss?

Sustainable weight loss is the ability to lose weight and maintain that weight loss long term. For many women, this is a goal they chase by going on an endless roller coaster of diets. While this approach does result in helping people lose weight in the short term, it isn't effective in helping them develop the long term strategies and overall lifestyle needed...

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Simple Steps to Boost your Metabolism

What is your Metabolism?

It's interesting. The word "metabolism" is thrown around a lot these days in the weight loss world. For women especially, we stress over our metabolism. When the scale doesn't move, we naturally start to blame our metabolism. So what is our metabolism exactly? How does it work?

Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical...

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