The Fit Over 40 Health & Nutrition Blog for Women

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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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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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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