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How does Estrogen help Control Body Weight?

How does Estrogen help Control Body Weight?
Weight gain during midlife can be a serious game changer for a woman’s self-esteem, and lead to many more problems above and beyond weight gain in and of itself. Weight gain is a very real challenge that comes with the changes in our hormones during midlife. It is very frustrating when we feel we have no control over what is happening to our body. Continue reading

Still Starving for MORE Weight Loss Secrets?

Still Starving for MORE Weight Loss Secrets?

THREE NON Hormone Secrets that help me keep a more youthful body.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar - I drink a decent amount of water every day. But not just water. I always top it off with a little splash of Apple Cider Vinegar for that little metabolic boost.

Apple Cider Vinegar actually helps stimulate our metabolism and it also helps break down food. It's like a little digestive enzyme breaking down food and fluids which in turn help our bodies absorb our nutrients.

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Why do we Gain Weight More Easily in Midlife Years?

Why do we Gain Weight More Easily in Midlife Years?
Did you know that one of the reasons we gain weight more easily as we enter our midlife years is because Estrogen plays a role in metabolizing starches and sugars.

As estrogen declines we are less able to digest and metabolize starches and sugars and the weight piles on more easily!

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Why are we so Addicted to Sugar?

Why are we so Addicted to Sugar?
And you know it! You wouldn't allow yourself to get addicted to opioids, right? Well... sugar is very similar to opioids! Wonder how that could be? And through this Pleasure Hormone... Dopamine... you are driven to eat more and more sugar, bread and pasta - so you can experience even MORE Pleasure! Continue reading
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