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Midlife weight loss is a moving target and you know you want answers.

Weight Loss

You know it’s about muscle and you want the tips: how, what, and why


Between energy and fatigue, you’re the latter, and you want answers.


Science-based muscle and protein facts. How much, when, and how often?


Avoid osteoperosis, or deal with it once you know you have it.

Bone Density

Cortisol Hormone: Don’t let it derail your fat loss efforts

Cortisol hormone, it’s a love hate relationship. It’s energy, it’s stress, it’s stress energy. It is energy stress. It’s where we get energy to exercise. It’s what we sometimes need to purge with activity. It keeps us up. It can keep us down. Cortisol hormone can prevent weight loss. It can increase belly fat storage.

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Easy Fat Loss for Women Over 50

An oxymoron? You might be thinking fat loss for women over 50 is just that. Two statements that don’t belong in the same sentence. Oh but they do and not just because it’s frustrating or elusive. In this episode, how I make fat loss for women over 50, including my about to be 59 year

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Effective Fat Loss for Women After 50: Strategies That Work

Effective fat loss for women after 50 does not include starving yourself. It doesn’t include walking or other exercise hours and hours, it doesn’t include salads and missing pleasure from food. It may not include intermittent fasting, or grapefruit. Two words for you: Add Muscle.That is the Cliff Notes for this episode. If you’re focused on all things weight

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Why You Can’t Lose Fat in Menopause

Trying to lose fat in menopause? This is for you. You enter menopause without having bought a ticket. You just find yourself suddenly inside. Things around you start changing. For you it may be sleep changes, a change in your body composition so there’s a little more padding in the cushions. Weight seems to have

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What 150+ Interviews with Wellness Experts Revealed

If you’ve got an expert who’s done more than 150 interviews with wellness experts, what would you ask?This is a male voice, you’ll love if like me you love an accent, and may also love this voice of reason.. Got males in the household? My guest may resonate. Give me sane, give me realistic, give

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Joy of Movement: Finding the Lost Art of Exercise After 50

Kelly McGonigal has taken a message I learned in 1984 and looked at complex science of it, and simplified it again down to Joy of Movement… and she’s done it by storytelling. As an exercise and sports psychology expert, I am trained in not only the exercise physiology and kinesiology but in the mindset of

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How Not to Die From Your Nutrition Mistakes

Worried you might be making nutrition mistakes? We’ve got a no-judgment zone in this episode. No one chooses to die sicker, fatter, or suffer but what if your daily choices were making that happen? Unknowingly, many adults make a wrong turn on the way to “healthy eating.” Foods learned at one point to be healthy are

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Walking Off Weight in Menopause | Controlling Blood Sugar

Walking off weight – in far less time than you might think – not only sounds easier and more accessible than most exercise options, but also been proven. Move over intermittent fasting, here comes intermittent walking.  Seriously, I don’t mean to dish fasting. And plenty of prior episodes have reviewed the plausibility of fasting based

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