menopause

April 1, 2019

The process of accepting your changing midlife body stings

I just switched my closet from winter clothes to spring clothes and I have noticed that a few of my shirts are tighter and shorter…and it’s not my dryer! I have become “thicker” everywhere. I went out clothes shopping and am at that critical point where I am just on […]
January 8, 2019

You might be thinking about your weight but are you thinking about your bones?

This post was written in sponsored partnership with our friends over at California Prune Board, helping me to help YOU energize YOUR nutrition. All opinions written here are my own. Typically, in January, people are cued to set new goals for the year ahead. While many people in midlife are […]
November 5, 2018

Midlife weight gain in women: what can you expect? What can you do about it?

On average, women gain about 1.5 pounds/year during their midlife. After menopause, many women find that their middle gets “thicker” as a result of where their body stores adipose (fat) tissue. As we go through life, our bodies change. Why do women gain weight in midlife? Midlife women are exposed […]
February 15, 2018

Is your social life sabotaging your weight goals?

Lunch with your girlfriend. Beer and chicken wings with the guys. Wine after work. Take out Friday night (you deserve it after the week you’ve had!). Date night Saturday night. Family brunch on Sunday. Getting together with family and friends are often connected with food – but could these social […]
February 1, 2018

California Prune Energy Bites

Love energy balls? Try this recipe for California Prune Energy Balls  (reprinted with permission from California Dried Plum Board) 5 from 1 reviews California Prune Energy Bites   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Author: Energize Nutrition Recipe type: Snack Serves: 24 Ingredients ¾ cup almonds […]
January 24, 2018

What you eat matters to your bone health

As we grow older, there is more “wear and tear” on the “house” in which we live – our bodies. Literally, the bones of our house can get weaker, especially so in women. Osteoporosis or thin, weak and porous bones, has also been called the “silent thief” because it steals […]