237: The Truth Behind Stubborn Weight Gain After 40 Years Old
27 min

EVERY woman at some point in her life goes through a period of wandering, “what happened to my energy?” Or struggled to get into a pair of jeans that she was able to get into the month before. 


I’ve been there myself, When I was struggling with exhaustion and unexplained weight gain, I was DESPERATE for a solution. 


And through trial and error and digging into the research I addressed my hormone imbalances, got my energy back, lost the stubborn weight, and finally felt like myself again… And I am here to share these protocols and remedies with you so that you can get your body back and rock your dreams with boundless energy and happiness. 


Tune in today to hear exactly what’s going on in your body to make the weight so hard to lose and how you can take the first steps to heal your hormones and shaking that stubborn weight for good!


  • Why your hormones and inflammation are driving your stubborn weight gain
  • Which hormone deregulations cause your metabolism to slow and the fat to pack on
  • The physical role chronic stress plays on your body, especially related to your weight
  • Simple steps you can start taking immediately to get the balance back in your body and start losing weight for good!


Mentioned in this episode:

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Essentially Whole Adrenal Love

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Essentially You episode 223: The Number One Hormone to Watch Out for At 40+ (Hint: It's Not Estrogen)

Top 11 Supplements to Balance Hormones Naturally

14-Day Hormone Detox


Related Resources:

Essentially You episode 229: The Truth Behind Which Foods Trigger Inflammation and Belly Fat

Essentially You episode 213: What is the Right Exercise if You Are Dealing with Hormone Issues?

The Why Behind Weight Gain & Your Hormones

Logical Weight Loss
Logical Weight Loss
Dave Jackson
How to Get Started Lifting Weights and Why?
This week, I'm ready to buckle down and get back on track. I found an article that has me wanting to mix in weight training. -------- WEIGH IN -------- 229.3 - I consider this my new starting weight. ------------------------------------ LIFTING WEIGHTS - HOW TO GET STARTED ------------------------------------ According to an article on Yahoo ( https://www.yahoo.com/news/often-strength-train-build-muscle-222209427.html ) , you can try doing full body exercises every other date. It's really important to give your body time to recuperate. You need to let your body repair itself. This time is when your muscles come back bigger. *WHY?* According to that article, "Numerous scientific studies show that regular strength training can be a huge benefit to your health long-term by improving cognitive function, emotional and mental well-being, and mobility by reducing muscle loss as you grow older." Keep in mind your muscles burn calories, and you naturally lose your muscle as you get older (yes, that does suck). The less muscles you have, the less calories you burn. The less calories you burn the more weight you may put on. HOW HARD DO YOU PUSH? --------------------- For muscle definition, choose a weight that has you fatigued by the end of six to 12 repetitions. In general you want to push yourself to the point where you can't do any more. As always contact your doctor and be safe (have a spotter if you're using a bench and doing bench presses). Your muscles get bigger when you push them to the point where you can't do it. During the day off your body repairs your muscles, and actually comes back bigger. EVENTUALLY DO MORE ------------------ At some point the weight you are using will become easier, and that's when its time to increase one of the following: * The number of sets, * The number of Reps, * Or you add more weight. People who do weight training on a regular basis reap the benefits years later. You may not like it now, buy your future self will thank you. SUPPORT THE SHOW BECOME A LOGICAL LOSER A private Facebook accountability group with additional information is at www.logicallosers.com ( http://www.logicallosers.com ) Come join the conversations and enjoy "Motivation Monday" "Weigh In Wednesday" and more. www.logicallosers.com
23 min
The Love Food Podcast
The Love Food Podcast
Julie Duffy Dillon RDN
(230) Weight changes (Intuitive Eating Series)
Have you heard Intuitive Eating can help you lose weight if you do it right? Blech. NO. I know you've heard that yet it is sooooo off. That advice is steering you in the direction away from Food Peace. I want to help you get back on track. Listen to latest Love Food Podcast for insight. This episode of the Love Food Podcast is brought to you by Jennifer McGurk's Pursuing Private Practice programs. Anti-diet dietitians: take business building one step at a time surrounded by community and support. I highly recommend Jennifer's Pursuing Private Practice Programs. Check out her free resources for Love Food Listeners here: PursuingPrivatePractice.com/LoveFood NEW PODCAST ALERT Do you host a podcast I need to tell Love Food listeners about? I want to support Black podcasters get the word out about their fat positive show. Send details to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. Dear Food: After a lifetime of eating, bingeing, and restricting, I finally felt like I needed to shift the way we exist in the world together. I've loved you, feared you, needed you, and abused you. We were in need of couples therapy. Luckily, I found a great podcast that was all about you! After binge listening to the Love Food Podcast, I was inspired to explore intuitive eating. For the last month, I've immersed myself into the intuitive eating/body positive culture by reading and investigating different books, blogs, etc. What I learned felt right, and I started to implement the tenets of intuitive eating. We had a great two week honeymoon, where I wasn't anxious about dining out and I allowed myself to eat what I truly craved. I was also vigilant about stopping before I got too full. It was pretty amazing to learn how little I actually needed to feel satisfied. Things were going great until I did something stupid. I stepped on the scale. Yes, I know the experts said you can't diet and practice intuitive eating at the same time. But, my old compulsion got the best of me. So I weighed myself and it turns out I lost a few pounds. Almost effortlessly. And that's where I derailed. Since finding out I've lost some weight, I've been bingeing and restricting again! It's the same thing I would do when I used to diet. Lose a little, and then eat my way back up the scale. What am I doing??? I can't seem to find the intuitive path again. Every day I try, but end up bingeing by the end of the day. How did I get here again? I was feeling so empowered and free just a couple of weeks ago, and now I'm feeling defeated and fat all over again. I somehow turned intuitive eating into another diet gone wrong. Food, I want to get us on the right path again but I'm not sure how. Love, Intuitive Saboteur SHOW NOTES: * Julie Dillon RD blog * Link to get latest Food Peace Syllabus. * Evelyn Tribole on Love Food * PCOS Body Liberation * 6 Keys To Food Peace * Julie on Instagram: Instagram.com/FoodPeaceDietitian * Find Eating Disorder Dietitians near you. Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com.
25 min
Going Beyond the Food: Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating, Body Acceptance, Mindset and Anti-Diet Podcast
Going Beyond the Food: Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating, Body Acceptance, Mindset and Anti-Diet Podcast
Stephanie Dodier Clinical Nutritionist CNP
263-Healing Our Relationship to Exercise with Kim Hagle
My journey with exercise has been chaotic for most of my life. Dieting really screwed up my relationship to exercise as much as it f*cked up my relationship to food. When I first entered the world of Health At Every Size and Intuitive eating the concept of Joyful Movement sent me straight into cognitive dissonance. And then I quickly realize that as much work I needed to do to change how I perceived food and my food habits I needed to do the same work with exercise. I had to make a conscious decision to heal my relationship to exercise. I stopped waiting for prince charming to come and fix it all. If I was going to find ever find joy in moving my body I had to be intentional. Diet culture might have f*cked how I see exercise but it was up to me to unf*ck it. In this episode of the podcast Kim Hagle a mom of four and non-diet fitness expert is going to help us heal our relationship to exercise. Kim hosts The Intuitive Movement Show podcast and through her signature program Right Body for Me, she helps women discover joyful movement and motivation that lasts so they can heal their relationship to exercise and feel confident in their own skin. What you’ll learn listening to this episode: ⦁ How Kim went from being picked on by other kids to being a fitness professional. ⦁ The difference between movement and exercise ⦁ Is the gym police a problem for you? ⦁ The 10 principles of Joyful Movement ⦁ How to find motivation without punishment or “no pain no gain”... Mentioned on the show: The Motivation Secret Podcast Roadmap Conquer & Thrive Connect with our guest: The Joyful Movement Podcast Website Instagram Facebook
36 min
The Whole View
The Whole View
Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne
Episode 432: Giving Thanks
The Whole View, Episode 432: Giving Thanks Welcome back to episode 430 of the Whole View. (0:27) This week is all about positive mindsets and giving thanks. Stacy opens the shows talking about how thankful she is for laughter and how she'd like to take some time this week to focus on what we are grateful for this week. She also jokes about how embarrassing it is, but she'd like to share one of the meditative practices she's been doing. Meditation is something that Stacy has often struggled with. She can't sit down and do a guided meditation. She hopes that it might make you realize, as it did for her, even just taking a couple of minutes to focus on breathing can have a huge impact on your health and wellness. Sarah explains it's not just about mindset. It's actually rewires the brain and the connectivity between different areas. It limits the overactive flight-or-fight response and helps to regulate a ton of hormones. It is very well understood as a tool. Dan Siegel's site and the book can be found by following this link, which Sarah thinks is a great place to start. Dr. Siegel studies the science behind mindfulness and how it's impacting the brain and other biological systems. Sarah recommends starting with his book Mindset. She adds he has a lot of other great books to check out for kids and teens especially. Stacy jokes that she will not be reading them. But she is super thankful to Sarah for sharing that information! Stacy's Breathing Exercise Stacy explains that she came to this type of meditation while trying to make quiet time for herself. (6:35) Before then, she wasn't incorporating breathing until she got sick with the coronavirus. Lung health was something she could control and manage while she was sick. And it's since been something she's kept on for stress relief. Stacy tells listeners the exercise has you breathe in slowly for a four-count, hold it for a four-count, and then exhale for an eight count. The goal in doubling the amount of time you're exhaling, you're mindfully slowing down and thinking about needing to exhale slowly. She adds that she wants listeners to cycle through it three times. You should feel your chest rising and your lungs filling. When Stacy does this exercise, it takes her about 2-5 minutes to cycle through, depending on how much she wants to do it. Positive Affirmations She tries to practice giving thanks to the things she's grateful for as she practices it. Stacy shares she is grateful for all the parts of her body doing jobs she doesn't even know they're doing. "Think about how you're just grateful to exist in that body in that moment, and tell your body that you love it. You have to mean it! Sometimes faking it before making it is okay. You're grateful for being able to do all of those things. Tell your body is whole. You are whole. Your body is a gift. It's a vessel for who you are and what you are. And I know we all get hung up on our imperfections, so the more that you tell yourself: I am whole; I love myself; I love my body; my body is worthy of love; I am worthy love; I am incredible, smart, kind, generous..." All of the things that you can feel proud of, of what you are, think them, say them out loud, whatever you want to do while you practice your breathing." Stacy shares how ridiculous and silly it seems to her but concedes that it actually is a great way to reflect on mindset while focusing on your wellness. Within a couple of minutes, she feels so much better and better able to handle her life stress. Alternatives to Meditation Sarah jokes that there is science in this, but it may seem a little out-there to regular viewers. Gratitude journaling is a great alternative if meditation isn't really your thing and has shown to be very effective. Plus, you can even do it digitally if you prefer. Sarah also tries to jot little things she's grateful for on little scraps of paper and uses them to fill a jar. There's a lot of resilience that comes out of taking the time to focus on positive things that we can appreciate. It's really easy to get into this negative thought process and being intentional in thinking about the positives and bringing perspective to our lives. Especially with the challenges of this year, developing a habit like this can be very beneficial. Sarah shares her personal experiences with integrating grateful meditation and journaling into her life. Mindset Is Key Stacy thinks the idea of being aware of what you're grateful for is beneficial. (17:13) She shares that she is thankful for her patience. Stacy jokes that she does not have infinite patience, that she's a perfectionist, and can be very competitive. She shares that she worked very hard this year on developing more patience, and she's very thankful for the progress she's seen. Sarah gives thanks for the strength and resiliency she's developed over the years. This year really put Sarah to the test, so she's thankful she had that skillset in place to help her navigate. Giving Thanks to Life & Family Stacy is thankful for the changes she made to her life 18 months ago that made this year so much more manageable.(25:03) She shares the changes she and her family made for any new listeners. Stacy is also very grateful for realizing her other dream of being a foster parent. And that her family was up for supporting that dream. She also shares that they will be fostering two siblings for the holidays. Sarah gives thanks for rediscovering a very good marriage and that the pandemic allowed them to have a lot of high-quality family time. She is also very thankful for the chance to get to know her children at the age they are now. Stacy talks a little bit about her boys and how they're doing with virtual school. She also references this post about a comedian reading her 2020 goals list for anyone looking for a laugh. Sarah is thankful for her team - Charissa, Nicole, Kiersten, and Denise - and their adaptability since many of their 2020 plans wasn't workable this year. Stacy thinks it's important to acknowledge that adaptability is not only for business but also for helping others who are also stuck at home. She is also thankful for Penny, who has joined their family 2 years ago now as an emotional support animal. Stacy and Sarah both share how integral their puppies have been to their emotional health, this year especially. Stacy talks about her husband Matt, and how much she's thankful for everything he does. Giving Thanks to the Community She also is so thankful for all the frontline workers out there who are doing everything they can to help others. (38:13) Sarah adds that online shopping, zoom, and the Internet are all on her gratitude list. Stacy also gives thanks to YOU listeners. You all support her and Sarah in ways they never imagined possible when they started this podcast years ago. Sarah also so thankful for their Patreon family and shares this comment from a listener: "There's so much to say, I'll try to make it concise. I will start with this - the reason I joined Patreon was because I wanted to support you. Period. You have both given me so much, more than I can put into words - my heart feels it. I wanted to support you, even monetarily with a small amount a month (and it really isn't a lot). (The cost of feeding 5 kids in Africa (if you remember the commercial from when we were kids). As it turns out, I'm getting so much from the Patreon content (and I shouldn't be surprised) - more frankness, honesty, and judgement free commentary that continues to make me grow. I feel even more connected to you now. As you say Stacy "I know we'd be besties if we could be". I call you my gurus and my kids laugh ("what are they monks?", they ask). Wishing you both health safety, love, prosperity, kindness, nachas (have no idea how to explain that in English) and continued personal growth. I encourage anyone who enjoys your podcast as much as I do to support you through Patreon…
54 min
Intermittent Fasting Stories
Intermittent Fasting Stories
Gin Stephens
Jason Boetcher
In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jason Boetcher. Jason is a pastor from Kansas City, KS. This episode is brought to you by Green Chef! Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every lifestyle. Gin’s favorite? The Balanced Living plan. Go to greenchef.com/ifstories90 and use promo code ifstories90 to get $90 off. Jason is a Lutheran pastor. He tried many diets over the years, losing 20 pounds with each one. He first heard about IF on the Dr. Oz Show, though he was already familiar with spiritual fasts. Through some research, Jason found Delay, Don't Deny, and the IF Stories Podcast. In January of 2019, he began with a 20:4 protocol, but found he ate too much, and so he switched to 23:1. By the fall of that same year, he had lost 50 pounds, weighing 180 pounds.  But life was about to change. Jason had a persistent cold that would not go away, and one day he found himself unable to breathe while playing soccer. After having a chest x-ray and CT scan, his doctor found an aggressive tumor growing near his esophagus. He was put on steroids and began chemotherapy, which caused Jason to lose his sense of taste for everything...but sugar. He began to eat all day long, which led to a weight gain of 45 pounds.  In March of 2020, the treatments were completed and the tumor was gone! Jason was desperate to get back to IF, but after experiencing some fainting spells, he needed to wait.  By May of 2020, Jason was able to fast again. He is currently 180 pounds, and his ultimate goal is 165 pounds. Jason has cut out sugar and soda, and is following an ADF (Alternate Day Fasting) protocol.  Jason's advice for new IFers: "Be patient and kind to yourself in the beginning. Try longer fasts. The process will work. You might not lose as fast as you'd like, but it will happen."  Get Gin’s books, including her latest New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter _@gin_stephens_ Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Connect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779 Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: _Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes_
57 min
Well-Fed Women
Well-Fed Women
Noelle Tarr
Focus Mode, Health Issues After Intermittent Fasting, & Anti-Diet vs. “Wellness” Culture
Here’s the notes for episode #299 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe! To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review In this episode, Noelle and Stefani discuss focus mode, heath issues after intermittent fasting, and anti-diet vs. “wellness” culture. Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com. 10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week. Topics! [12:20] Focus Mode [25:52] Health Issues after Intermittent Fasting [38:24] Anti-Diet vs. “Wellness” Culture Links! Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com Stefani’s website: http://healthtoempower.com Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells Well-Fed Women Holistic Health Facebook Group Cookies Beautycounter Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Baked Chocolate Donuts (Paleo, Grain-Free) Paleo Baked Apple Crisp How to Eat Carbs After Low-Carb Dieting StitchFix Emile Henry Pizza Stone Beautycounter Vitamin C Serum BioOptimizers If you are looking to support your immune system and your gut this winter season, which we all are, BiOptimizers has a pretty cool product called the “Ultimate Immunity Protection Stack”. Their Immunity Stack is a bundle of 3 products which contains over 18 natural herbs and probiotic blends formulated to eliminate bad bacteria, feed good bacteria, and repair a compromised gut lining. It works with your current routine and improves your gut-brain connection. You all know I love P3-OM, which is a proteolytic probiotic. It’s in this immunity stack, along with leaky gut guardian that contains really important prebiotics, you can just stir it into any beverage.  It also includes Cogni-Biotics, which contains a blend of herbs and probiotics to help increase serotonin and happy chemicals to naturally elevate your mood, performance and cognitive function with no side effects or dependencies. For the entire month of November there’s a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale going on so really now is the best time to try their stuff! Go to bioptimizers.com/wellfed and use coupon code WELLFED10 to save an extra 10% on the Immunity Protection Stack.
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