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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.


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


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.


  • FB: @drmarizasnyder



Ep#36 – Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

Research now shows that if you are in a particular BMI (Body Mass Index) that 97% of fitness and healthy eating programs are going to fail in as short as a 1-5yrs after weight loss.

Meaning the person will bounce back to their pre-diet weight or even be heavier than before.

Today’s show is about how to break the cycle of continual failure with dieting and how to set up a permanent weight loss solution with those who struggle.

In todays podcast interview, Felicity Cohen CEO of Weightloss Solutions Australia explains the different types of procedures that are available and who they are suited for.

She even takes a deep dive into explaining how there are very exciting procedures that are non permanent and no invasion to the tradition permeant types of procedures.

Felicity also shares how there are different procedures based on your BMI for example what is best for the person who wants to lose only 10-20kg, in comparison to 30-40kg and then those who want to lose 50+. Plus the specific surgical procedures that benefit  those who have a multitude of medical conditions (such as sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, are candidates for heart attacks or strokes).

For weight loss, many doctors try to push Duromine as a drug for weight loss. Besides this being just a band-aid solution it also creates a horrible addictions as it’s a drug like the street name ‘speed’. Also known to corrode the inside of your body and is shocking for your liver.

Though sadly many think just because the doctor has given it to you, you think it’s okay?

Couldn’t be further from the truth! ….It needs to band.

Let’s just say they are creating great ‘repeat business for patients’ as it needs to be prescribed. (okay I’ll get off my high horse now)

Take aways in todays show:

  • The different types of procedures available based on your goals and needs.
  • Most common fears and reservations candidates have when it comes to surgical procedures.
  • The importance of after-care.
  • Success stories of past patients.
  • How continually trying that next diet, time and time again is killing your self esteem.
  • The importance of permanent and sustainable outcomes that set people up for a healthier future
  • Felicity shares how she has witnessed many couples who have been trying to conceive a child and finally do after the chosen weight loss solutions.
Incredibly interesting interview.

Mentioned on the show:

Complimentary Nurse Consultation: Start the conversation and explore what produced would be best for you:


Weightloss Solutions Australia Website 


WLSA Instagram 


About Felicity Cohen:

Originally from Melbourne, Felicity is an experienced practice manager with a culturally rich background. She gained qualifications in Media Studies and Journalism from RMIT University in Melbourne and devoted her formative working years to media work in broadcast journalism, newspaper publications, writing, and sales and marketing. Felicity moved to Paris, France where she studied post graduate language and literature at the prestigious Sorbonne University. Her passion to learn French served her well and she finds the skill a great asset in assisting patients from New Caledonia and other French speaking countries.

Felicity has always led a healthy and active lifestyle and her commitment to helping others with their weight problems started when she returned to Australia more than 10 years ago.

She has in fact just celebrated her 10th anniversary with WeightLoss Solutions Australia’s surgical practice; and, she values the rich and rewarding experience she has had as practice manager over these years. She continues to exceed professional expectation in developing educational programs and resources at WeightLoss Solutions Australia and has been an integral part of the clinic’s success over the last decade.

She loves nothing more than witnessing the transition people make to leading happier and more fulfilling lives as a result of achieving sustained weight loss through surgery and healthy lifestyles. She constantly strives for improvement in the area of bariatric services and considers her work environment inspirational and motivating.

She takes personal pride in assisting patients with their goals to compete in the Noosa Triathlon every year and feels this event is an experience to remember for many patients who have a new lease on life following weight loss surgery. One of her fondest memories is of a young girl who attended one of our information nights in 2004, with her distraught and concerned parents, who went on to lose over 100 kg* and changed her quality of life for the better forever. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the practice or it services, Felicity is the person to talk to. She’s friendly, caring, and more than happy to assist patients of all weights and backgrounds.


Ep#33 – How sleep helps with weight loss With Joanna Sochan

Have you ever noticed after trying everything to lose weight you still can’t seem to budge it?

Well, sleep could be playing a HUGE part of the reason why.

Today’s interview we are joined by Joanna Sochan, the founder of Naturimedica.

(press play above to listen)

Joanna shares with you, the exact step-by-step strategies in helping you go from a poor night sleep to sleeping deep like a baby.

Check out this goldmine of goodness in this episode:

  • How sleep helps with weight loss
  • How to get a good nights sleep – ‘MASSIVE hot usable tips!!!!’
  • What to do if you continually wake up in the middle of the night (and why you wake up)
  • How to find out if you have adrenal fatigue
  • Types of foods that help you sleep deeper
  • How to work with your circadian rhythms
  • The 4 things that regulate your circadian rhythms
  •  Blue light syndrome

(press play above to listen)

Mentioned on the show:

FREE Gift: Instant download Get_a_good_nights_sleep_free_guide

Joanna Sochan Website: Natrimedica  www.naturimedica.com

Temple Bruer Preservative free wine https://templebruerwines.com



Who Is Joanna?

Joanna Sochan is a natural medicine practitioner, founder of Naturimedica Holistic Health & Wellness and wellness entrepreneur. She is a university trained Naturopath, Herbalist and Nutritionist, she assists clients either in person in her natural medicine clinic in Sydney CBD or online via Skype/phone and her website www.naturimedica.com

Joanna has a passionate belief in the butterfly effect – that small changes do matter and can have far-reaching effects. Individuals empowered to make positive changes on a personal level can lead to healthier families, communities and, in time, a healthier planet.

Joanna has special interest and training in natural treatment and support of the following conditions:

  1. Fatigue: adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue, brain fog, memory lapses
  2. Insomnia and sleep problems
  3. Digestive disorders: IBS, indigestion, reflux, intestinal parasites (special interest)
  4. Skin conditions: eczema, psoriasis, hives, rashes, dry skin

(Scroll up- press play to listen)

Ep#20 – How to Fight FATflammation

Imagine increasing your fat intake and actually rapidly lose unwanted kilos!

Today we interview fat cell researcher Dr. Lori Shemek.

This interview is content rich!!!

Dr. Lori doesn’t hold back on all things health and fat loss.

Her passion is helping you improve your weight and happiness levels from the inside and out.


Discover why some of your healthy choices are not helping you lose weight…

…even worse creating a sugar addiction!


Learn about the metabolic effect that food has on you.

Dr. Lori also shares, why you really ‘feel better’ when you lose body fat.

We also dive in deep today about cooking oils, the ones to embrace and the ones to ditch.

PLUS stack more hot info… check it out below:

  • The negative energy that fat cells send off to your whole body.
  • What oils create arachidonic acid and what oils to swap them for.
  • The number one food you need to avoid in LIFE.
  • Why some of your healthy choices are not helping you lose weight and creating a sugar addiction.
  • Why fruit juice detox are making you fat and bad for your liver.
  • The Magic of Polyphenols
  • What Polyphenols food are and how they fights fat cells.
  • The one food that shrinks body fat (Yes… shrinks them!!!! Very Cool)


Who is Dr. Lori Shemek?

Dr. Lori Shemek is a leading fat cell researcher and recognized authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health.

Dr. Shemek is the author of ‘How To Fight FATflammation!’ and the best-selling author of ‘Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!’. She is a leading health and weight loss expert and also known as “The Inflammation Terminator”. She has made it her mission to help clients lose weight and educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices and how they create inflammation in the body resulting in weight gain. She is a leading authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health.

The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post has also recognized her as one of the Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts.

Dr. Lori Shemek, is a regular health contributor to Fox News, a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

Dr. Shemek has been featured on CNN and Fox News, and in Dr. Oz’s Best Life Magazine, Health, Shape, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, and numerous others.


Mentioned in the Show:

Mayo with Avocado oil – By Primal
Book:How to fight FATflamation
Book: Fire up your fat burn

Dr Lori Shemek Website 


Ep#12 – From Paleo To Fulfillment with The Merrymaker Sisters

They built their mass following from their paleo fanatic recipes and ended up realising there’s more to life…

JOY and happiness.

The stress of eating on what seems to some a highly restrictive diet, had the girls worry if they ever got caught with a sushi roll.

Today Emma and Carla, the Merrymaker sisters, share how they built their following and share insightful tips on living a more fulfilled life while growing your business.


Snapshot of this interview:

  • How they changed the angle of their business that they built their reputation on.
  • How and why evolving is key to your success and why you need to do it in your business.
  • It’s not just about food…it’s about having more joy in your life.
  • The importance of sharing your truth, how it not only affects your brand and your health.
  • The importance of detaching from the outcome of your goals.
  • Allowing space for the magic ideas.


Mentioned on the show:

Get the Get Merry App!
Make It Merry: A Healthy Cookbook
Listen to the #GetMerry Podcast

Download The Merrymaker Sisters’ Gift Here!

Download The Free Meal Plan Here!

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

Dr. Sylvia Tara Facebook
SylviaTaraPhd Twitter

Download Sylvia’s Gift Here!