Before we launch into this episode, I want to set this up for you: it’s not about weight. It IS about your health. It’s about your life and you living it. There are a lot of unhappy skinny people. There have been a lot of fat people who’ve lost weight that fear regaining and still don’t love themselves or their life.
So, my hope is that before you listen to this episode about hitting a weight loss plateau, you have the right perspective.
Weight can have a significant impact on health.
A recent podcast with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson Why Menopause Weight loss is So Hard and How Your Brain is Taking Over pointed out that we’ve broken a record. Due to the pandemic, we’ve reached a 50% obesity rate. It’s still getting worse, not better. We were headed there, just not this fast.
We all want to look good. Have you ever been praised or complimented for not? But be sure you’re in a good place here. Obsessively thinking about, talking about, weighing your food, thinking about what you will eat/won’t eat, knowing the calorie counts to everything… and how many calories certain activities burn? This is not a health goal.
Let’s listen with the right frame.
Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is best selling author of The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16. Dr. Anna is triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She holds special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She lectures frequently on these topics throughout the world to large audiences and is known nationally as The Girlfriend Doctor and is the host of The Girlfriend Doctor show. She has personally developed natural products to help women balance hormones and thrive thru menopause including the highly acclaimed Julva® cream for the vulva and MightyMaca® Plus, a powerful superfood blend. She now lives in Dallas with her daughters, horses, and dogs.
Our BIG question in this episode:
- What Causes a Weight Loss Plateau? And the five strategies you can use to bust through it. This is especially important for those who are most weight loss resistant.
Once you’ve looked at all the obvious:
- not exercising enough
- exercise too much (if you’re savvy to hormones you know this)
- eating too much or too much processed foods
- eating too little (if you’re savvy to hormones you know this too)
midlife women will ask…What can cause a weight loss plateau?
Get Dr. Anna’s New BOOK:
Menopause: Five Unique Eating Plans to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau and Improve Mood, Sleep, and Hot Flashes (Pub date: 4/12/22)