Tag: Anna Garrett


4 Things Sugar Does to Your Brain (and How to Break Up)
28 Jun 2017

4 Things Sugar Does to Your Brain (and How to Break Up)

If you haven’t paid much attention to how much sugar you’re eating and what it may be doing to your health, now’s the time to give it some thought. There are articles coming out every day about the effects of sugar on weight, hormones, inflammation and a laundry list of chronic conditions. But what you don’t hear a lot about is what it does to...

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If It Doesn’t Fit, Get Rid of It!
31 May 2017

If It Doesn’t Fit, Get Rid of It!

Let’s talk about clothes. Specifically, holding onto clothes that don’t fit. I recently had a woman in the Hormone Harmony Club complain that because of weight gain, the only clothes she could now wear were shapeless shifts. But she couldn’t bear to part with the beautiful wardrobe she once wore because the clothes were expensive and she could never find ones like them again. Now,...

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How Vitamin P Deficiency Sabotages Weight Loss
17 May 2017

How Vitamin P Deficiency Sabotages Weight Loss

Perimenopause can be challenging for many women, especially when it comes to weight gain. Meno-middle (weight gain in the abdomen) is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women and most of them have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds is simply a rite of passage at this time of life and they should just accept their “middle-age spread.” This is crap. Unfortunately,...

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Is the Scale Weighing Down Your Sex Life?
03 May 2017

Is the Scale Weighing Down Your Sex Life?

I’m finishing up my work with my first Fit, Fabulous and Fierce over 40 group soon. These ladies have done some heroic work around their weight and letting go of things and thoughts that no longer serve them. One of the participants, Kim, and her husband have been married for 25 years. She’s gained about 20 lbs over the last few years and hasn’t been able...

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5 Smart Reasons to Think Before You Drink
05 Apr 2017

5 Smart Reasons to Think Before You Drink

I’m giving you fair warning. This topic is a total buzz-kill for many of us. That’s because wine is our go-to BFF when we’ve had a bad day or anxiety and overwhelm has gotten out of hand. What’s the harm in having a glass or two…(or three) at the end of the day? On the surface, it’s not a problem. Until it is. Until the...

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Why Perimenopause and Wine Don’t Mix
08 Sep 2016

Why Perimenopause and Wine Don’t Mix

Let’s be honest. Wine is a perimenopausal go-to for many women. It takes the edge off anxiety, overwhelm and much of the hormonal chaos we experience. And while it can seem like a good idea on the surface, there are hidden dangers lurking in this management strategy. Women metabolize alcohol differently than men. We have less water in our bodies to dilute the alcohol; fewer...

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What is “Normal” in Perimenopause?
17 Mar 2016

What is “Normal” in Perimenopause?

Sarah is ready to lock her teenagers in their rooms.  Her nerves are shot and her patience left the house long ago. On the days she’s not biting the heads of her family off, she can barely drag herself out of bed and her anxiety is crippling. Sarah is 42, scared and wondering what the hell is going on. She wants to know if what...

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What Every Woman Should Know About Cardiovascular Disease
04 Feb 2016

What Every Woman Should Know About Cardiovascular Disease

Many women think that heart disease is just for men. Nothing could be further from the truth. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, after age 50, nearly half of all deaths in women are due to some form of cardiovascular disease. Once a woman reaches menopause, her risk for heart disease increases dramatically. And younger women who have undergone early menopause or have had...

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Why Blood Sugar Balance Matters if Weight Loss is Your Goal
03 Dec 2015

Why Blood Sugar Balance Matters if Weight Loss is Your Goal

Many midlife weight problems can be tied directly to insulin resistance. This imbalance is underappreciated as a player in midlife weight gain, but understanding it is critical for weight management and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes. Biochem 101 Insulin is a hormone that’s produced by your pancreas when you eat. It helps break down carbohydrates into glucose. Glucose is used by your cells for...

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight??? Could it be My Thyroid?
19 Nov 2015

Why Can’t I Lose Weight??? Could it be My Thyroid?

When I talk with women who are experiencing unexplained weight gain, one of the first questions that comes up is, “Could it be my thyroid?” Thyroid hormones play a huge role in regulating metabolism and how the body uses nutrients. And as we age, the thyroid can get sluggish. Hypothyroidism is sneaky and experts say that undiagnosed thyroid disease is an epidemic, especially among women....

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