Shape Up For Summer Week 5: How To Manage When You’re On Holiday

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Sometimes holidays can often set you back a few steps.   It’s easy to drink more alcohol than usual and eat different foods and not including enough phytoestrogens.  Plus you can forget to take your supplements and exercise often goes out of the window. I would recommend planning ahead, for example, if you are staying in a hotel let them know any dietary requirements you have, or if you are self catering do some research about the local shops to see what is available.  If necessary you can take some of the essential foods. Always make time for yourself to fit in some proper exercise and formal relaxation. Take plenty of the products and supplements you need and try to make sure you continue to take them at the same time every day. Otherwise, you will feel a lot worse and it can be very demoralising when you have made progress but … Read More

Shape Up For Summer Week 4: How To Lose Weight Without Dieting

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In Week 4 of my Shape up for Summer Series, I’m talking about losing weight without dieting. Yes, you heard correctly! I have helped lots of women lose weight without dieting by finding them the right programme to manage the menopause. My programmes are different from other diets which aren’t always very sustainable because after you lose the weight and stop dieting, you then gain weight again because you’ve slipped back into old eating habits. Whereas if you find the right diet for you at this stage of life, it helps normalise your metabolism so you lose and maintain your weight without dieting. All of this is of course a lot easier said than done especially when you are tired, stressed and have cravings. But I would really suggest eating wholesome food little and often, and adding some exercise into your routine to build up your metabolism. Fixing your mineral levels … Read More

Shape Up For Summer Week 3: How To Lift Low Self Esteem

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Today I’m focusing on positive body image.   Sadly, the menopause can cause low self esteem and make you feel it is the beginning of the end. In fact, menopause can be a whole new beginning – if you learn how to meet your needs. However, achieving this can take time so let’s look at what you can do to feel better in the short term. Firstly, research shows positive thinking helps, so I would recommend visioning how you would like to be, how are you at your best and how would you like to be again. You might even like to create a vision board to help you towards feeling really good again. Maintaining your nutrient levels is also really important otherwise it can make the whole picture feel bleaker, but when you get yourself into good nutritional shape you look at yourself with a rose-tinted lens. It is important … Read More