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Flipping 50! How to lose weight approaching midlife.

Today’s show is specifically for women who are in their 40’s – 50’s who are wanting to lose stubborn fat.

Perhaps you are trying what you use to do but it doesn’t seem to be working anymore? Well Debra explains EXACTLY WHY that is… and how to flip thew switch on it too.

Debra Atkinson has helped over 150 ‘000 women flip 50;  with more vitality then ever and looking better now in their second half of life then previously.

Debra shares why just a power walk is not going to cut it anymore as we approach our midlife if you are wanting help you strip fat …

BUT also the good news is neither is a 50 min thrashing session on the treadmill!

Today we give you 4 hot tips to help you start IMMEDIATELY changing how your body responds to exercise now you are starting to lose oestrogen.

Here’s a snap shot of some of the learnings:

  • Why we start to lose our waist the older we get
  • The importance of how to train when your oestrogen drops
  • 2 hot tips on how to train and strip body fat fast
  • 2 hot tips you MUST have in every meal of the day to help you remove stubborn fat and stay strong

Mentions on the show and how to learn more for Debra:

Stronger Program – 12 week challenge

FREE DOWNLOAD: Hot, Not Bothered: 99 Daily Flips for Slimmer, Trimmer, Fitter Faster So You Can Master Metabolism Before, During, and (long) After Menopause.

BOOK:

Hot Not Bothered

 

About Debra Atkinson

Wellness Coach and Fitness Expert Debra Atkinson has helped 150,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want. She’s the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust; and Hot, Not Bothered. Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast. 

She has 35 years fitness experience, is an International fitness presenter for associations including International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, NSCA, and Athletic Business, and CanFitPro. She’s an American Council on Exercise Subject Matter Expert, and prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University. Debra is also founder of Flippingfifty.com and creator of the Flipping 50 Specialist program for fitness professionals. She’s a frequent contributor at HuffPost, ShareCare, and other featured outlets and on the Education Advisory Board for Medfit.org.

 

 

Intermittent Fasting for weight loss

 

There has been a big craze this year around intermittent fasting. I’m sure if you haven’t tried it you may be wondering… is it good, bad, dangerous or really is it REALLY  god damn AMAZING as they say it is???

Well from my own challenges of weight gain and biggest successes of fat loss; intermittent fasting  hands down was the winner for me. In oct 2017-Feb 2018 I lost a staggering 15kilos with the greatest of ease. Check out the pic below ( FYI I did exercise too ..I danced at night and did weights. Though full disclaimer I had always exercised. It was my eating ‘window’ that was the game changer).

Not to mention it was the most amount of body fat that I needed to drop ever in my whole life; I was at my heaviest.

I had put on A LOT of weight past few years from pressure off being a new mum, stress of being an over achiever and sugar sneaking into my diet …for me mostly late night picking with a glass of wine was my biggest culprit .

My day time diet was impeccable ( I think that’s why Intermittent fasting was a cinch for me. I just had to cut out the shit I nibbled on at  night).  

I share the whole program from 18mins onwards [play above] in how to do it, so you know the exacts steps. (But be patient listening prior those 18mins as I do share sooo many golden nuggets of how to fast track fat loss and compound the effects)

For me, when it came to eating and losing weight; it was important that I needed to do it without the feeling like I was missing out, feeling deprived. I loved food and alcohol being apart of my relax & social time. I share how you can have a minor cheat days and still reap the rewards.

I get it, the emotional connection you can have with food, eg: family dinners, watching a late night movie etc. I swear this was the winner for me when I knew how to combat this programmed behaviour.

On today’s episode I go through the science behind it; why it works and how to do it so you reap the benefit. PLUS I also share common struggles you may have had in the past, that’s if you have tried it but got super hungry and gave up. It’s okay as I have been there too. I talk about the importance of the grace period in this episode.

Finally I think it’s important for you to know you’re not alone on this fat loss journey and at times it can be so hard…one of the most important messages I think for anyone who has some type of relationship with food; especially night time eating is this…it took a while to create your habits. Give yourself time to break them.

On the show today I talk specifically to that mountain and it’s all about shining the light on giving yourself GRACE! (listen closely to the 23min mark)

Give yourself Grace in where you are now, and where you want to get to. There must be a grace period in getting yourself on track and don’t expect to jump straight into intermittent fasting in a matter of days as that will set you up for the biggest failure ever.

Grace is about kindness, knowing where you are and tapering down any food addiction and behavioural routines.

Let’s face it, learning to cut out food in your life is more of a psychological and behavioural thing more than anything else.

We need to give ourselves grace in curbing addictions, socialising with food and mush more. So to think you can do this over night is way to hard on yourself girlfriend!

 

Check out some of the juicy stuff I cover:

 

  • Why it’s devastating to eat late at night for weight loss
  • The one most important thing that you can ever do for your life; life expectancy and fat loss.
  • The difference between fed stats and digestive state
  • What reduces your life cycle but 5 yrs
  • What is Oxidative stress
  • 18:03 – How to do intermittent fasting
  • 19mins -The step by step way to move from eating 5 times a day, from snacking to reducing your eating window to 2 times day without falling off the rails.
  • 20mins -How to do alternative intermediate  fasting days
  • 21mins- How dehydration is mistaken for hunger
  • 23ins – Why having GRACE in changing your eating window when fasting
  • 24mins- Find it hard to skip breakfast ? Its totally ok for fasting and most ideal to have breakfast.

 

 

Mentions on the show:

Erythritol: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/erythritol

Fat for fuel dr. mercola

Ketofast

Dr Mercola website – Worlds #1 Health website; Search conversations on today’s show about oxidative stress & danger of wifi

Kill Sugar Cravings with Essential Oils

Imagine if you can kill a craving in 3 mins flat!

In fact yesterday after this interview I had a sugar craving; I walked to my cupboard and opened it up looking to see what I have in there to feed it…and then out of the side of my eye I see my lemon essential oil.

Believe me when I say this that I sooo wanted the chocolate that is hidden at the top of my cupboard BUT  I thought well let’s see if Dr Mariza is right and lemon essential oil can cure my sugar craving.

So I placed a drop on my tongue, closed the cupboard door and walked off.

Only now writing this did I realise Holly sh*t it worked…even better I totally forgot I wanted the chocolate. No mental battle…NOTHING! 

Even though I have used essential oils for many years but not to cure a sugar cravings.

I noticed that there has been a big BUZZ around essential oils lately; so I decided to bring Dr Marzia Synders on the show today to give us the lowdown on essential oils (she shares some crazy mind blowing stuff!!!!)

Today we lift the lid on the  whole essential oils world; how they work, why they work.

I stumbled across essential oils 17 years ago; I had the weakest lungs, I continually suffered from asthma with continual bouts of bronchitis a couple of times a year. I was introduced to the powers of peppermint oil and since that day I never used an asthma spray or had bronchitis ever again….NEVER!

Dr Mariza Synders  shares how our stress hormones are linked to our sugar cravings and how we can vanish them in under 3 mins flat simply by sniffing a peppermint or lemon oil.

Essential oils are powerful organic constitutes that speak directly to our molecules, hence the positive immediate impact & effects. 

This Woman is phenomenal to listen to you’re going to LOVE LOVE LOVE her!

Check out what we cover in today interview:

  • Craving are from one of three things: Stress, Fatigue or an emotional concern. 
  • How cortisol dictates EVERYTHING….thyroid, liver, muscles, mood
    How to break up with sugar…its starts with breaking up with stress. 
  • Women trying to be everything to everyone; and why our adrenals are getting out of whack.
  • Dr Mariza shares the clutch the pearls moments
  • The importance of the role of essential oils on our limbic system and hypothalamus  

Dr Mariza shares three out of this world recipes for Essential Oils:

The stress busting essential oils blend 

Stress be gone blend:

Bergamot, Lavender, vanilla, Wild orange  (they literally break up the stress response IMMEDIATELY!)  

NOTE: Below are for a size of a 10Mil roller bottle mix with an oil – grape seed oil; coconut oil, Macadamia oil – some quality carrier oil not a cheap and nasty canola or sunflower seed etc.

Sugar Cravings be gone blend: 10 drops peppermint; 10 drops grapefruit and 5 drops lemon – 

Afternoon slump: instant energiser: Peppermint boost mitochondria 

The Obliterator: Oregano- the powerful: fights candid, mold, lime disease

Brain fog be gone– citrus 8 drops of a citrus oil (eg Wild orange; Tangerine) + 7 drops of  bergamot; 5 drops of rosemary,

Psst…rosemary boost working memory and concentration by just breathing by 75% by breathing it. 

Mentions on the show:

FREE GiftCraving stress and brain fog cheatsheet 

Dr Mariza Website

Buy Your Essential Oils Here:

 Doterra Essentail Oils 

Buy Your Essential Oils Here

Watch the video below for a fast way to see how you can order your oils for 25% off retail:

About Dr Mariza Synders:

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner and the author of seven books: the bestselling The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils and Dr. Mariza’s newest National Bestselling book focuses on balancing hormones with the power of essential oils, and it’s called: The Essential Oils Hormone Solution.

For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification.  She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News Health, Oprah Magazine, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the Essentially You Podcast, designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women’s hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

SOCIAL:

  • FB: @drmarizasnyder

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Ep#13 – Losing Stubborn Over 40yr Fat!

Sick of feeling tired, stressed and fat?

Or perhaps just can’t seem to shift your weight, no matter what you’ve tried?

Losing fat isn’t as easy as it was in your 20’s, right?

Hence why I made this specific episode…

Losing stress and stubborn over 40 fat.

I know it seems as you’re get older, it’s getting harder to lose weight.

I’ve been there, it feels like you’re getting fatter and fatter… and fatter!

No matter what you seem to do, you just can’t shake off the excess body fat.

Plus being stressed with work also doesn’t help as you’ll hear exactly why in this episode.

But there is promise for you, right here, right now!

Today I share my 4 Biggest Fat-Shedding Tips for when you’re over 40.

How I fixed my thyroid and returned the clock back to my health better than my 30’s.

In this episode I cover:

  • Why snacking is disastrous for fat loss.
  • What accelerators your muscles growth and fat loss.
  • 3 foods that SHRINK fat cells…No B/S! Scientifically-proven numerous times.
  • What hormones are playing havoc and stopping you losing fat.
  • How the stress of your business is keeping your sex drive low and fat held at bay.
  • Why you’re not getting a full good night’s sleep, nor can move stubborn fat.

My Fat-Shrinking Breakfast Smoothie Recipe:

250-300 mls Almond Milk (or coconut milk)
2 tsbps Grass fed Beef Gelatine – Hydrolyzed
1 tsbps organic hemp protein powder
2 scoops- Metagenics Energy X (magnesium chocolate powder)
1 tsbp of LSA
1 tsbp of black chia seeds
1-2 tsbps coconut liquid oil ( or a quality MTC oil)
Add dark leafy greens (eg spinach, silverbeet etc)
Knob of fresh tumeric
Knob of fresh ginger
Handful of berries
1/4 Avocado
*Do you best to get all fresh ingredients organic and GMO-free

 

QUICK RECIPE TIPS:

  1. To get all your dry ingredients it will cost you approximately $70-$130 and will last you for approx 2 months minimum having it daily.
  2. I have placed links on where you can grab dry goods online above if you don’t have an awesome health food store locally.
  3. Energy X is practitioner-prescribed so you’ll need to get your hands on it through a naturopath or registered nutritionist.
  4. The Energy X is packed with magnesium which is crucial for supporting stress management, you can also have it in tablet form. I take both… as it makes the breakfast smoothy taste a whole lots nicer with Energy X in it 🙂
  5. The smoothie is in replacement of your normal breakfast and should hold you over for approx 4hrs.

Ep#4 – The Secret Life of Fat with Sylvia Tara

About Sylvia Tara:

Sylvia Tara was driven to research fat, science, and lifestyle when she finally got “fed up” with eating far less and exercising much more than her slimmer friends — from childhood through child-rearing.

Surely there was more to it than counting calories, and Sylvia was determined to find out.

In her best-selling book, The Secret Life of Fat, she reveals the complex biology of fat and what it means for each of us.

Sylvia holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

She was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and has worked at the world’s largest biotechnology companies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sylvia shares her two biggest weight loss hacks.
  • Education on how to remove stubborn fat.
  • The critical mindset you need to lose weight.
  • How to maintain your weight after you have lost it…and not be a static of putting it all back on and more!

Blogs Mentioned on the Show

www.thesecretlifeoffat.com
Dr. Sylvia Tara Facebook
SylviaTaraPhd Twitter

Download Sylvia’s Gift Here!