In this episode, we’ll be discussing an often-overlooked aspect of menopause: sleep, and how it affects women’s ability to manage their symptoms. We’ll also explore how better sleep, reduced stress, and enhanced recovery can help women navigate this challenging time with greater ease. Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. During this time, many women experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. Sleep problems are one of the most common menopause symptoms, affecting up to 60% of women in this stage of life. Hormonal changes, coupled with the stresses of daily life, can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to insomnia, waking up frequently, or feeling unrested in the morning. Lack of sleep can exacerbate many of the symptoms of menopause, including irritability, depression, anxiety, and cognitive difficulties. Poor sleep quality can Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #112: Menopause Series Part 2: Physical Activity
In the second part of our menopause series, we’re exploring the relationship between exercise, or physical activity, and our menopausal symptoms. Make no mistake. There’s an important relationship there – both with how aging and menopause impact our body and willingness to exercise, but then there is a lot of evidence that points to the fact that exercise can help us to reduce our symptoms & help us to feel better! What You’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: On today’s episode of the Done With Dieting Podcast, we are talking about the relationship that our menopause symptoms have with physical activity or exercise. And here’s the fascinating thing. That our menopause symptoms will impact our body, how we feel, and therefore our ability to perform physical activity. And in turn, our physical activity will impact positively our menopausal symptoms. Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #111: Menopause Series Part 1: Eating & Nutrition
The connection between eating and menopause is complex and multi-faceted. During menopause, changes in hormone levels can impact a woman’s metabolism and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, changes in appetite, cravings, and food preferences can also occur during this time. Here are some ways that eating and menopause are connected: Hormonal fluctuations: Hormone levels, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, can impact a woman’s metabolism and hunger levels during menopause. These fluctuations can lead to changes in appetite and food cravings. Weight gain: The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can slow down metabolism and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Poor eating habits, such as consuming a diet high in processed foods and added sugars, can exacerbate this issue and lead to weight gain. Fatigue and energy levels: Menopause can also impact energy levels and fatigue, which can in turn impact a Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #110: Navigating Menopause: Understanding the Changes and Finding Relief
How do you know if you’re in menopause? If you’re asking this question, this episode is for you. Today we’re discussing all the burning questions that you have about menopause – including what are the symptoms, and what to do about them. In this episode, we’re talking about what happens to a woman’s body when she goes through menopause, and how she can manage her symptoms without medical intervention. Managing symptoms of menopause and perimenopause through lifestyle behaviors might not get rid of all symptoms for everyone, however it can make a huge improvement in your symptoms. What You’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: Do you have questions about menopause? Maybe you’re not sure. Am I in it or am I not? Is what I’m experiencing part of menopause or is it something that I should go get checked Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #109: Ozempic & Wegovy: Separating Fact from Fiction
On Episode 109 of the Done with Dieting podcast, we’re talking about the topic of weight loss and how Ozempic can help in the journey, but more importantly, we’re going to be discussing how to make your weight loss journey a lasting one. Ozempic is a type of GLP-1 receptor agonist that is used as a weight loss drug and to help manage type 2 diabetes. My goal for this episode is to help you understand how Ozempic works and give you the tools to make your weight loss journey with Ozempic a successful one. We’ll discuss what Ozempic is and how it works in the body to help with weight loss and diabetes management. We’ll also talk about the science behind Ozempic and why it is effective in aiding weight loss. Then, we’ll discuss how to ensure that your weight loss journey with Ozempic is a lasting one. We’ll Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #108: How Long Before I See Results?
One of the topics that I regularly address with my clients is the inevitability of feeling like we’ve put in the work, and we should be receiving something positive back in validation for the work that we’ve done. Most will look at the number on the scale and feel frustrated that it hasn’t budged. And then, go into a brain spin downward spiral that results in us eating all the things in our path because we rationalize that if we’re not eating & not losing, then it doesn’t matter WHAT I eat. I should be able to eat all the things and not gain weight either. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t work that way. Tune in to episode 108 of the Done with Dieting Podcast to learn about looking for results and what to pay attention to. What You’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #107: Identity
Have you ever self-sabotaged? It could be how you view yourself. Our identity has a major influence on our health and well-being. If we identify as athletes, for example, we are more likely to prioritize physical activity and healthy eating. On the other hand, if we identify as workaholics, we may prioritize our careers over our health and engage in behaviors that are detrimental to our well-being. By understanding how our identity shapes our health habits and behaviors, we can make more intentional and positive choices for our overall well-being. To cultivate a healthy identity, it can be helpful to reflect on our values, seek out role models who embody the healthy identity we aspire to, and practice self-compassion and self-affirmation. By making a concerted effort to align our identity with our health goals, we can improve our physical, mental, and emotional well-being and live our best lives. What you’ll Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #106: Imprinting
We take pictures when we want to capture something amazing that’s happening. But often, the act of taking a picture takes us out of experiencing what it is that we are trying to preserve. In this podcast, I’m sharing a new technique that I’ve been using to become more present, aware, and mindful – which is leading me to generate more happiness in my life because this method is allowing me to call up memories, sensations, and feelings when I desire them. Imprinting. Have you ever wanted to be more present? In this podcast, I’m introducing you to the idea of imprinting, and how you can do it so that you can create more joy in your life. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: On today’s episode of the Done With Dieting Podcast, I am talking about something Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #105: Healing Trauma with Denita Bremer
Since the pandemic, we’ve been hearing a lot about trauma. It can feel confusing because for many of us, we were raised by parents who didn’t believe that they had the luxury of being able to deal with it. As a result, many of us were told that we ‘should get over it’ or that we needed to grow a thicker skin. That we were being too sensitive. In this podcast, I’ve invited Denita Bremer to talk about how to identify and heal trauma, so that you can live the life that you desire, and have a better relationship with yourself and others. About Denita Bremer Denita Bremer is an intuitive trauma coach, helping women process emotions on a deep level. She draws upon several tools in her coaching, including mindset, knowledge of the nervous system, intuition and spiritual tools, and most importantly, the relationship between her and her client. Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #104: Sleep Routines
In this episode, I’m sharing how you can use sleep routines to create better sleep that’s deeper and more restful, more consistent sleep, and that can allow you to use the hours that you sleep as a way to get a jump on your day – setting you up for success. Following the strategies that I’m teaching in this podcast episode, you’ll start your day with purpose instead of trying to play catch up – which then allows you to feel more in control and that you are running your life instead of your life running you. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: On today’s episode of the Done With Dieting Podcast, I am talking about sleep routines. What does that mean? It means how to create routines before you go to bed, and then first thing in Read More . . .