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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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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Why Women should Eat Carbs for Optimal Health

One if the biggest misconceptions women have about weight loss is that they need to cut carbs from their diet. They believe that carbs are bad for them, that carbs make them fat.  Just another reason not to trust the food we eat and opt for a crazy fad diet. Stop. The. Madness.

As a nutrition coach I advocate that my clients definitely eat carbs. As a mom and a woman who lives a...

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The Reason why Fad Diets Don't Work

My diet starts Monday.

Sound familiar? Well it was my mantra for many years as I yo-yo’d through a ton of fad diets. I swapped meals for shakes, I counted points, I obsessed over calories, I measured, I ate meals that left me hungry & unsatisfied and I hated every minute. I started and re-started, always looking for that ‘perfect’ diet and always hopeful that someday I...

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The Real Reasons Why you Can't Lose Weight

As we make the shift into the new year, the diet industry is out in full force. Everywhere you look, there are ads and videos on how to lose weight quickly or on some 'magic' pill or plan that is going to make all the difference for you.

I'm just going to call all that hype what it is: bullshit.

That doesn't stop many of us from wanting to believe the hype. Of hoping that THIS TIME it will be...

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