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258. Over 40? What Works Now: Perimenopause and Menopause Food and Exercise 101

May 31, 2023 Ali Shapiro, MS, CHHC Season 13 Episode 9
258. Over 40? What Works Now: Perimenopause and Menopause Food and Exercise 101
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Insatiable with Ali Shapiro, MSOD, CHHC
258. Over 40? What Works Now: Perimenopause and Menopause Food and Exercise 101
May 31, 2023 Season 13 Episode 9
Ali Shapiro, MS, CHHC

Part of what’s been hard for me the last three years was I didn’t understand how drastically the hormonal shifts that start for women around 35 and accelerate in our mid-40s affects ALL THE THINGS.

And I’m someone who knows that our physiology and psychology are in a constant feedback loop. 

Yet because perimenopause and menopause are women's health issues, they don’t get the attention they deserve. Nor do doctor’s really understand them all that well (the horror stories I hear from clients 😮‍💨).

I’m doing my part to change that with this special Insatiable episode. I’m sharing the major nutrition and exercise realities I wish I knew about perimenopause and menopause. 

I had to learn about them through a lot of suffering with plantar fasciitis, insomnia, irritation/anger/rage, and grappling with significant weight gain that felt like it came out of nowhere.
 ​
 While some menopause symptoms are inevitable, there's also a lot you can do to reduce and better manage symptoms through this profound threshold and beyond.

 

In this podcast, I discuss:

  • How decreases in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone affect your nutrition and exercise needs and why what worked before 40 often backfires now (and what I did to lose 20 pounds).
  • The 2 key nutrition shifts I needed to make and why adding more of these foods in is more important than ever for your health and weight
  • Why women need carbs at this stage (especially at night), a starting point of how many carbs you need, and the best time to eats something sweet if you’re struggling with sleep
  • Why Intermittent Fasting (IF) often backfires and things to consider if you want to experiment with IF (and how eating a snack before bed actually helped my insomnia for a year!)
  • The biggest exercise shift I made to support my health, weight, and peace of mind
  • The simple lifestyle shift I didn’t know I needed to support my insomnia

 

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Show Notes

Part of what’s been hard for me the last three years was I didn’t understand how drastically the hormonal shifts that start for women around 35 and accelerate in our mid-40s affects ALL THE THINGS.

And I’m someone who knows that our physiology and psychology are in a constant feedback loop. 

Yet because perimenopause and menopause are women's health issues, they don’t get the attention they deserve. Nor do doctor’s really understand them all that well (the horror stories I hear from clients 😮‍💨).

I’m doing my part to change that with this special Insatiable episode. I’m sharing the major nutrition and exercise realities I wish I knew about perimenopause and menopause. 

I had to learn about them through a lot of suffering with plantar fasciitis, insomnia, irritation/anger/rage, and grappling with significant weight gain that felt like it came out of nowhere.
 ​
 While some menopause symptoms are inevitable, there's also a lot you can do to reduce and better manage symptoms through this profound threshold and beyond.

 

In this podcast, I discuss:

  • How decreases in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone affect your nutrition and exercise needs and why what worked before 40 often backfires now (and what I did to lose 20 pounds).
  • The 2 key nutrition shifts I needed to make and why adding more of these foods in is more important than ever for your health and weight
  • Why women need carbs at this stage (especially at night), a starting point of how many carbs you need, and the best time to eats something sweet if you’re struggling with sleep
  • Why Intermittent Fasting (IF) often backfires and things to consider if you want to experiment with IF (and how eating a snack before bed actually helped my insomnia for a year!)
  • The biggest exercise shift I made to support my health, weight, and peace of mind
  • The simple lifestyle shift I didn’t know I needed to support my insomnia

 

Episode Links

Free Health Coaching Disruption Hour for Rebel Practitioners

Free Truce with Food community gatherings

Truce Coaching Certification

Send us a Text Message.

Connect with Insatiable & Ali:

Join our free Insatiable community gathering on the first Tuesday of each month from 2-3:00 pm ET to meet other Insatiable listeners. Bring your burning questions about the show or whatever you are struggling with for some free coaching from Ali. Visit alishapiro.com/gathering to sign-up and learn more.

Call our new Insatiable hotline: (412) 475-8006‬. Click here to text (for privacy, we only see the last 4 digits of your phone number and location, we'll not be able to text back. Please don't delete prepopulated numbers as that identifies your message is meant for Insatiable ).
Have a question you'd like Ali to address on a future episode or a comment on the show? Ali would love to hear from you. Be sure to leave us a way to reach you in the event we'd like to play your message on a future episode.

Please take 30 seconds to rate, review, and subscribe to Insatiable on your favorite podcast platform—it means more to us than you know—and helps others find the show!

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