If you are reading this, you are most likely a woman, or know a woman, in the grip of “weight creep.” You may have tried to diet the way you did years ago, or even employed some of the techniques you found successful in years past, yet the scale isn’t moving in your desired direction. You know you’re not “cheating” yet your tried and trusted formula for losing weight seems to have lost its punch.
According to Bonnie Roill, Registered Dietitian, from Scottsdale Arizona, if you are looking for a quick fix answer to the question women often ask; “why can’t I lose weight like I did in the past?” “Well, the answer is complex” and includes a combination and progressive interaction of 10 core factors:
- Naturally occurring slow down in metabolism as we age
- Loss of muscle mass as we age
- Decrease in regular physical exercise and everyday movement
- Stress-induced hormonal changes
- Neurotransmitter imbalances leading to food cravings
- Effects of medications and poor sleep hygiene on metabolism
- The development of insulin resistance
- Environmental cues that manipulate our food and eating behaviors
- Environmental toxic load
- Unresolved emotional issues that trigger unhealthy eating habits (another type of toxic load!)
As Bonnie explains, “as women progress through the life cycles there are several very real medical and psychological reasons for both weight creep and the slowed down weight loss women experiencing.” By the time women enter the latter fourth decade of life, their metabolism has slowly been shifting into a lower gear. “Giving birth and decades of giving to others are two potent ingredients in this recipe that helps bake the infamous muffin top!”
This scenario is made worse by a decrease in the frequency and intensity of our daily physical activity, dip in estrogen levels that occurs with menopause, reduces activity within parts of the brain that control how many calories we burn and can account for about 5 additional pounds of body fat a year!
There is a science behind the reasons women experience mid-life weight gain and how to stop it, according to Bonnie, and there are strategies on how to rev up mid-life metabolism to keep it off. Taking action early is imperative to stopping and preventing further mid-life weight gain.
In her 20 page free E-book, “10 Real Reasons Women Gain Weight and How to Stop it in its Tracks,” Bonnie shares 30+ years of professional experience and the results of daily culling of the latest research on the causes of mid- life weight gain and strategies to outsmart it.
You may be surprised to learn the variety of strategies that can be implement to help stop weight creep, at the same time experiencing an increase in energy.
Additional information: Click here for the link to the free E-book “10 Real Reasons Women Gain Weight and How to Stop it in its Tracks,”
Sources: Real Reasons Women Gain Weight