Women over the age of 40, as they move towards menopause, usually experience an increasing waistline and multiplying fat cells…no matter how much they exercise.
Hormonal changes start to affect your weight when your 30 billion fat cells detect a slightly lower oestrogen reading and come to your aid to produce oestrogen for you. And the fat cells in your waist grow the largest because they are better equipped to produce oestrogen than those in your bottom, hips and thighs.
Debra Waterhouse provides her usual sound strategies to cope but also explains the positive side: that the more oestrogen you produce the fewer mood swings and hot flushes, less intense PMS, improved sleep, and a reduced risk of osteoporosis you will experience. And she warns: the harder you try to lose weight by dieting the more powerful your menopausal fat cells become .
Positive actions Waterhouse proposes include:
• Encouraging a positive attitude for your change of life, embracing your body changes
• Following her tailored exercise programme which includes building bone density and gaining muscle
• How much to eat, when and how often. What to eat, including plant oestrogens. And how to start trusting your body’s messages and cravings.
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Help! my waist is expanding, my fat cells are multiplying and I can't control my weight – no matter how little I eat or how much I exercise!
This is the cry of the thousands of women confused about the changes in their bodies and eager for sensible and effective advice. In 'Menopause Without Weight Gain', nutritionist Debra Waterhouse describes the hormonal changes that affect women's bodies in their midlife and how, as production of oestrogen falls, our fat cells actually produce oestrogen for us to keep our bones and bodies healthy. As conventional dieting only makes your fat cells fight harder to grow larger, Debra Waterhouse shows women over 35 how to maximise fitness and weight control with an alternative strategy that really works – a special 5-step programme including:
• Strength training exercises to make your body 15 years younger
• Foods with the best health benefits, especially those containing plant oestrogens
• Trusting your body's food cravings to stabilize moods
• Why a low fat diet can cause more weight gain and greater menopausal tension
• Stress management strategies for a positive lifestyle
"A wealth of positive, healthy, helpful information that can help a woman make menopause what it is: the springtime of the rest of your life."
Christine Northrup, M.D., author of 'Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom'
"Debra addresses a struggle most menopausal women face – unwanted body fat. Her message is clear, well documented, empathetic, and hopeful. A wonderful guide for midlife women."
Linda Ojeda, Ph.D., author of 'Menopause Without Medicine'
Debra Waterhouse is author of Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell (Hodder) which sold over 18K copies. Why Women Need Chocolate (Ebury)and Like Mother, Like Daughter (Thorsons).
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Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007332533 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0981123
Book Description Thorsons, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk000733253X