Mid-life Amazing! Food for health, maintenance and enjoyment is a book for women who want to make their own conscious changes in mid-life, rather than just witness the changes that menopause is making to them. It describes the small, daily tweaks to food behaviours that will result in a healthier life, healthier weight, healthier attitude, and a better functioning body. It is not about dieting, calorie counting or going without. It does, however, address the issue of a slowing metabolism in mid-life… often the reason for abdominal weight gain, sluggishness, and trouble losing weight via methods that have worked previously. If you have become frustrated with your changing mid-life body and are not sure where to start to implement sensible, do-able and long term lifestyle changes, then this book will guide you.
With more than 170 pages of information, and over 45 simple recipes, Mid-life Amazing! arms you with the facts about fat burning foods and how to boost a slowing metabolism. Discover which foods are best for heart health, bone health, combating cellulite, supporting sleep, weight loss, and reducing inflammation to prevent disease. Eat to ease mood swings, hot flushes and premature aging and – perhaps the biggest single factor for staying free from chronic illness – eat for a happy, healthy gut. All of these significant mid-life topics are discussed with practical application.
The philosophy is eating with balance; 80% healthy and 20% indulgence. Knowing what the good foods are, incorporating them into every day, and having healthy sweet treats on hand that will allow you to stay on track by satisfying your cravings.
If you have been hearing about the amazing health benefits of bone broth, or turmeric…. or gelatin, matcha, sauerkraut, chia seeds or cacao but are not sure how to include them in your daily eating, then you will find recipes and tips for doing just that.
‘I had to learn how to heal with food when I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after fertility treatment in my 30s’ says Lynda. ‘Then when menopause came early, I had to adjust again to overcome flushes, mood swings, weight gain, poor sleep and renewed fatigue. We are bombarded with so much information about healthy eating that it can be overwhelming. You need to weed out what doesn’t work for you to find a food lifestyle that makes you feel energised and happy, while also giving you the best chance of staying disease free. I hope that you can use my learning as a place to start to figure out what works for you…. and that you will be inspired to make the changes for living a better mid-life.’
Food is life sustaining, pure enjoyment! Getting older should be a joyous release… With smart choices, a few metabolic tricks, and wonderful superfoods you can find your weight management/well-being balance, enjoying food without fuss while knowing you are taking the best care of YOU!