I hear from many members that, after they’ve celebrated their 40th birthday, things started to change…
First, they noticed that it became harder to lose weight.
In the past, when they would start dieting about 2 months away from vacation, the weight didn’t fall off like it used to. Some have even shared that it started to go the other way – meaning that they slowly started to gain weight no matter what they did. And their clothes no longer fit as they began to hold weight in different areas of their body.
Second, for a woman over 40, a full night’s sleep slowly turned into multiple, short naps throughout the night.
Leaving them feeling exhausted and mentally drained with no energy the following day. Finally, and most frustrating of all, they lost their confidence in themselves.
They didn’t like what they saw in the mirror causing them to retreat from their lives. At times, preventing them from going out to dinner or seeing their friends as they didn’t want them to notice the difference in how they looked.
Can you relate to any of these feelings above?
While there are multiple changes that feel out of your control as you cross over 40…
Menopause, hormones changing, & lifestyle changes to name a few…
The good news is that you can help to slow down or even reverse these symptoms mentioned above with a few simple nutritional changes.
Here are 3 foods every woman over 40 should be eating:
1. Red Meat is an amazing source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, zinc, potassium, and even saturated fat.
Now, you’re probably calling me crazy as red meat has gotten a bad rap in the past. Luckily, new research is emerging showing the amazing benefits of eating red meat 1-2 times per week – especially for women.
As long as it’s a high-quality, lean cut of red meat, the saturated fat, zinc, iron, and protein will help to improve the hormone shifts that you’re experiencing.
Ultimately leading to more energy, restful sleep, and your clothes fitting better.
2. Olive oil and avocados are both amazing sources of healthy fats, vitamin E, potassium, and fiber.
After crossing over 40, if the symptoms mentioned above weren’t enough, does thinning hair, less vibrant skin, bloating, and gas sound familiar?
(Let me just quickly step in and say, if you’re experiencing any or all of these symptoms, I understand how frustrating this must be for you)
Luckily, all of the amazing fats, vitamins, and minerals in olive oil and avocados help to improve the health of your hair and skin (ever notice that many hair & skincare products now show “made with avocado/olive oil?”)…
As well as…
Help you feel less bloated and gassy while helping you ‘go’ more regularly.
3. Tropical and citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons/limes, pineapple, mango, papaya, watermelon, and kiwi are full of so many health benefits.
Tons of vitamin C and potassium, as well as, healthy carbohydrates to help reduce your stress and keep you hydrated.
And if you are someone who is trying to cut carbs all together, I recorded a controversial video just for you…
While these changes you may be going through, or have gone through already, can have quite a significant impact on your physical and mental health…know that there are options within your control to help manage and improve these.
Start with just a few simple nutrition additions – that actually taste great – and watch your symptoms slowly start to reverse.
Dedicated to your success,