'This book has far more brainpower than most diet books' - Washington Post
It's not only food and inactivity that can make you fat in midlife - so can stress. After the age of forty, the accrued stresses of a lifetime and the inevitable onset of the perimenopause begin to take their physical toll on a woman. This toxic stress builds emergency fat inside the body and leads to bad eating regimes, particularly in the over-forties. In Fight Fat After Forty renowned clinician and scientist Dr Pamela Peeke explains her revolutionary plan for fighting stress-eating and shedding 'toxic weight' forever. Reveals that stress makes you fat! Offers a revolutionary three-pronged approach of stress-resilient nutrition, stress-resilient physical activity and stress-resilient 'regrouping' (keeping motivated) Helps you identify your stress profile and eating pattern and offers a healthy eating programme to suit your body. Contains a weekly exercise and stress-reducing programme Helps you to boost midlife metabolism and lose weight fast
Discover how to:
* Attack weight with a week-by-week stress-reducing nutrition, exercise and motivation programme
* Identify your stress profile and follow the eating programme that suits your body
* Boost your midlife metabolism and lose weight fast!
Fight Fat After Forty explores the physiological changes that affect women at midlife. If you're a woman over 40, you are undergoing physical and emotional changes, declining metabolism, fat deposits at your waistline, decreased energy, mood swings, food cravings--do we need to continue this list? Now pile on chronic, long-term stress (which the author terms toxic stress), which hits women between 40 and 60 and leads to self-destructive eating behaviour. "Uncontrolled or toxic stress keeps the refuelling appetite on, thus inducing stress eating and weight gain,"
Peeke explains the association between stress and fat gain, and describes the stress/eating cycle ("the itch you can't scratch"). Then she teaches tools for "regrouping": formulating and following a contingency plan of nutrition, exercise, and self-care. Next are suggestions for a nutritional plan tied to stressful times of the day and an explanation of food needs after age 40. In the final chapters, Peeke nudges us to exercise to relieve stress, reduce body fat, and benefit overall health. Peeke is a highly regarded scientist and clinician who studies the link between stress and fat at the National Institutes of Health. She's also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and works as the Medical Director of the National Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer. - Joan Price, Amazon.co.uk review