Free 1-year warranty on all blenders and juicers. For many of my patients, menopause spells absolute misery. Hot flashes cut into their sleep and create heart palpitations. Hormonal imbalances like estrogen, testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA, which decline around middle age, contribute to these and other issues. Altogether, these imbalances create a perfect storm for problems such as weight gain, mood swings, and crashing libido. Many patients are surprised to learn that diet and lifestyle choices dramatically impact menopausal symptoms. Chronic stress and anxiety, which nearly every patient experiences, also contribute to hot flashes. Those hormonal imbalances — especially insulin, which subsequently knocks other hormones out of balance — can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS, an inflammatory condition characterized by irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, and infertility. I developed the perfect plan to help my patients feel better, reduce their risks for diseases, and help them become the most fabulous versions of themselves overall.
If I can make a suggestion please. Yes, more research is needed when it comes to the health effects of ketogenic diets and fortunately for the last few years there are tens of new studies every year. In addition to the change in fat distribution, most women notice that their weight goes up several pounds during and after perimenopause. From my experience is to go very low to zero carb and increase the amount of fatty red meat. So basically: sleep alot, dont party, dont stress, stay hungry from not eating very often, restrict the two macros we can actually consume and exercise alot. Since then not one more little bit! I’ve found keto combined with exercise and IF – to not only provide results, but to dramatically reduce my menopause symptoms.
There is no better reason to be galvinised into a healthy lifestyle in mid-life than the death of a loved one from heart disease, obesity or diabetes. My own mother passed away following a large stroke. All her life she had been fit, healthy and active. But from her mid-life years, she kept putting on belly fat, just as I was too. Suddenly, I realised that I was heading down that track too. After all, menopause hormonal changes herald in this time of life for us. And with modern medicine and improved public health keeping many of us alive for longer, it made so much sense to me to think of my menopause transition as a time to really focus on HEALTH, not sports, fitness or high performance, which to date, has been the main emphasis on high fat, ketogenic diets. We just want to be healthy and feel good on a day to day basis and have our weight management under control. Is this you too?