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Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell explains the role of fat cells before and during menopause, and why ...
Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell explains the role of fat cells before and during menopause, and why midlife weight gain is such a pervasive problem. A woman's 30 billion fat cells get bigger and "more stubborn" during midlife, explains Waterhouse, because when they detect a lowered estrogen level, they step in to produce more estrogen and get larger as they get more active. Dieting doesn't work; instead of slimming your body, it thins your hair, muscles, skin, bones--and thinking.
To combat these effects, Waterhouse explains how to work with your new menopausal physiology to minimize weight gain. You learn strategies of attitude, exercise, eating habits (including dealing with cravings), food choices, and stress management. For example, exercise at midlife fights fatigue, reduces mental sluggishness, improves sleep, stabilizes moods, reduces the severity of hot flashes, strengthens bones, and reduces the risk of breast cancer and heart disease.
Posted August 31, 2009
Typically, I am someone who loves to read all the details and medical information associated with a condition. I was recently diagnosed as being in peri-menopause. This book really helped me in accepting where I am today, where I will be in the future and has provided me the necessary tools to cope with the symptoms associated with perimenopause. There are no strict diets (which I don't diet, so would never work for me). There is pratical information and guidance any woman can follow. It was just what I needed to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.