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Q&A with Naturopath Susie – The Keys to Achieving Hormonal Balance and Weight Loss Over 40

Q&A with Naturopath Susie – The Keys to Achieving Hormonal Balance and Weight Loss Over 40

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Q&A with Naturopath Susie – The Keys to Achieving Hormonal Balance and Weight Loss Over 40

PODCAST SUMMARY

 

Struggling to shed that stubborn weight now that you’re over 40? You’re not alone! In today’s episode, Kerryn from Coffs Harbour has asked how to lose weight over 40 when everything she normally has done just isn’t working anymore. I share my top tips and insights as a Clinical Nutritionist and Perimenopause Naturopath on how to conquer the weight loss challenges specifically faced by women in their 40s, 50s and beyond. We dive into the importance of a low-inflammation diet, why you need to know about managing glucose and insulin balance, and how simple tricks like starting your meals with two bites of protein can make a significant impact. Plus, find out why hydration is crucial and how to calculate the optimal amount of water intake for your body weight.

 

But wait, there’s more! I also discuss my six key pillars of my signature program, The Glow Protocol®, designed specifically for women over 40 to balance hormones and lose weight. From personalised nutrition plans to detoxification pathways, you’ll gain valuable knowledge on how to become ageless and awesome by overcoming the challenges of weight loss over 40. Don’t miss this opportunity to join me on the journey to a healthier, happier you. 

Find out about my signature program for weight loss for women over 40 – https://susiegarden.com/the-glow-protocol

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About Your Host: Susie Garden

I help peri/menopausal women have glowing skin, abundant energy, symptom relief and healthy weight loss with my proven method, so that there’s no more confusion, no more frustration.

Just results.

How Gut Health Influences Weight Loss – Part 2

How Gut Health Influences Weight Loss – Part 2

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How Gut Health Influences Weight Loss – Part 2

PODCAST SUMMARY

Let’s continue our exploration into the crucial world of gut health and the microbiome, picking up from our lively January 23rd discussion. Listen in as I unpack the profound impact of our gut health on weight loss, inflammation, and overall vitality, emphasising the need to foster a flourishing microbiome through mindful dietary and stress management choices. I’m diving deep on the incredible benefits of fermentable fibre, how it feeds our beneficial gut bacteria, and its essential role on our whole body health (including healthy weight). This conversation is your comprehensive guide to supporting your gut health with intentional eating and lifestyle habits for an energised and balanced life.

Tune in as I detail the distinct roles of different types of dietary fibre on our digestive health and how fibre, found in everyday foods like apples and oats, can help lower cholesterol and combat constipation. I also highlight the critical importance of readily fermentable fibre for a diverse and healthy gut microbiome, which in turn safeguards against increased intestinal permeability or leaky gut. It’s not just about what we eat, but how our bodies harness these nutrients for overall well-being. Don’t miss out on these insights and more, as we navigate the connection between fibre and a vibrant, healthful life.

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About Your Host: Susie Garden

I help peri/menopausal women have glowing skin, abundant energy, symptom relief and healthy weight loss with my proven method, so that there’s no more confusion, no more frustration.

Just results.

Why I Hate New Year New You

Why I Hate New Year New You

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Why I Hate New Year New You

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As the fireworks fade and the confetti settles, we’re left with the echoing promise of “New Year, New You” but what’s the real score on turning those well-intended resolutions into lasting change? We all know the drill: as soon as January 1st hits, we’re bombarded with the ‘New Year, new you’ mantra, but how often does this actually translate into long-term success? I discuss the startling statistics that reveal the quick drop-off rate of resolution adherence and consider the underlying reasons why so many of us find ourselves in this repetitive cycle. While acknowledging the pitfalls of impulsively set goals, I share the brighter side of using moments of optimism, like the New Year, to catalyse genuine, sustainable change.

In this conversation, I stress the importance of setting specific, actionable objectives rather than vague ambitions like ‘losing weight’ or ‘eating healthier’. I recount my own holiday experiences and how returning to a well-structured routine has helped me maintain my well-being goals. You’ll hear why digging deep to find your ‘why’ can be a game-changer, offering a more meaningful pursuit than just chasing numbers on a scale. It’s all about equipping you with the mindset and tools to create a lifestyle change that is not just enduring but also enjoyable.

Finally, I emphasise the crucial role that professionals play in guiding us toward our health goals. Whether it’s a nutritionist, a personal trainer, or another expert, having that structured support can make all the difference. But I also recognise that not everyone can access these resources, so I offer practical advice for starting small and making manageable adjustments to your lifestyle. Remember, it’s about balance and finding what works for you as an individual. Join us as we navigate the world of resolutions and redefine what it means to have a truly ‘Happy New Year’.

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About Your Host: Susie Garden

I help women feeling stressed, flat and older than they’d like regain their youthful energy and glow using a proven method so their natural beauty and confidence shines through.

Unlocking the Secret to Successful Weight Loss: The Power of Mindset

Unlocking the Secret to Successful Weight Loss: The Power of Mindset

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Unlocking the Secret to Successful Weight Loss: The Power of Mindset

PODCAST SUMMARY

 

Eager to start your weight loss journey but feel you’re struggling with the right mindset? I’ve got you covered! This week’s Ageless and Awesome podcast episode is designed to help you break free from this cycle. We’re exploring how adopting the right mindset can make up 70% of your weight loss success. I’ll share how I help women overcome their struggles with weight loss, and what the essential tools I provide women in The Glow Protocol® to help uncover the ‘Why’ behind your weight loss and wellbeing journey which supports enabling women to break habits and make much-needed changes to lifestyle.

 

But it’s not just about mindset – readiness and commitment play a crucial role too.

 

I’m offering a free Pre-Screening call to answer any queries or resolve any concerns you may have on your journey to better health. Additionally, I’ll provide you with a copy of the Wellness Wheel for your personal reflection.

The conversation doesn’t end here – join me on Instagram for a deeper discussion on this topic.

 

About Your Host: Susie Garden

I help women feeling stressed, flat and older than they’d like regain their youthful energy and glow using a proven method so their natural beauty and confidence shines through.

How To Lose Weight Healthily (No Fad Diets In Sight!)

How To Lose Weight Healthily (No Fad Diets In Sight!)

How To Lose Weight Healthily (No Fad Diets In Sight!)

When a new year rolls around, many of us start thinking about how we can live a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss is one of the most common goals set during January. But instead of reaching for the latest fad diet, I encourage you to look at how you can lose weight healthily – because healthy weight loss is sustainable weight loss.

Let’s look at what you can do to lose weight without resorting to calorie restriction or crazy exercise regimes.

Tips to lose weight healthily in 2023

Add in the nourishing foods

Most fad diets will have you cut foods out. Whether it’s cutting carbs for keto, cutting fat, or restricting calories in general, it’s a miserable way to live! But the good news is you can switch up this mindset and focus on including more nourishing foods.

Why does this work?

  • Wholefoods contain more micronutrients that fuel your body’s metabolism
  • They are packed with fibre and protein that keep you satiated
  • Nourishing wholefoods also help to reduce inflammation that can contribute to insulin resistance, thyroid disease and other weight saboteurs

So fill your plate up with foods such as:

  • Eggs and dairy (sheep’s dairy is often better tolerated)
  • Fish and seafood
  • High-quality meat and poultry
  • Beans and legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Wholegrains and pseudograins
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Herbs and spices

Start by aiming for 80% wholefoods and 20% bonus foods that you enjoy.

Even if you make it a rule to have these foods as 80% of your intake, you’ll be well on your way to a healthy weight.

Find fun ways to move your body

Exercise is a must for so many reasons – not just to optimise your body composition! But there’s nothing worse than working out in a way that you loathe.

So if you hate the gym or going for jogs? I give you full permission to break up with those forms of movement! When you do physical activity you don’t enjoy, you’ll take any excuse to not do them.

So what’s the solution? Find a fun way to move and incorporate it on a regular basis! You might like to try out some different classes and hobbies to find the right fit.

Once you know your form of movement, aim for 2-3 movement sessions per week to begin with.

Put yourself to bed early

If your goal is to lose weight healthily, you need to look into more than just nutrition and exercise. A commonly skipped piece of the puzzle? Getting plenty of high-quality rest.

In fact, poor sleep can sabotage your weight loss efforts. If your nutrition and exercise are in place but you’re not sleeping well, your results can plateau.

Why does poor sleep impact on weight loss? There are a few factors at play, including:

  • Lower tolerance for stress and elevated cortisol levels, which can impact your thyroid function
  • Increased hunger hormones, leading to more calories being consumed
  • Reduced insulin sensitivity and higher insulin resistance, contributing to more cravings for sweet, unhealthy food choices

An easy way to tell if you’re getting enough sleep? Do a quick assessment of how you feel when you wake up.

Do you feel energised and ready to jump into your day? Or are you instantly reaching for the coffee pot to give yourself a jumpstart? If it’s the latter, there’s a good chance your sleep quality and/or quality is lacking.

Stay zen

Another overlooked saboteur? Stress! Unfortunately, the human body can’t tell the difference between being attacked by a wild animal and your boss piling even more work on your overloaded plate. So it kicks in with protective mechanisms such as:

  • Increasing your appetite
  • Giving you more sweet, junk food cravings for that quick energy hit
  • Making your cells resistant to insulin
  • Slowing down your metabolic rate by reducing your thyroid function
  • Storing as much energy as possible into the body, particularly around the abdomen

So if you want to lose weight healthily, it’s time to assess your stress. You might not be able to cut out all sources, but you can work on improving your stress resilience (psst – this is something I teach my clients all about!)

Get accountable

To lose weight healthily, you can’t just do something once. You need habits and systems set up to keep up your healthy patterns.

Unfortunately, we do tend to slip back into the more comfortable – UberEats after a hard day, skipping the workout, scrolling Instagram past midnight. That’s why accountability & support from an external source is critical for most people to make lasting change.

This could be as simple as enlisting a friend or your partner for workouts and meal planning. Or if you want to really make big changes with zero excuses, it might be time to bring in a health expert who can not only tailor your healthy living plan, but also keep you motivated when life gets tough.

This is exactly why my Glow Protocol clients see amazing results within weeks of beginning their program!

Ditch the quick fixes and transform your body the right way!

Let’s jump on a FREE Pre-Screening Call to talk about how we can get you looking AND feeling amazing.

Susie Garden | Clinical Nutritionist & Naturopath

Are you a woman feeling stressed, flat and experiencing the challenges of peri/menopause?
It’s time to reclaim your youthful energy, radiance and self-assurance (and your ideal weight).
I’m here to help with my proven method.

Book your complimentary Pre-Screening Call here, and let’s see how I might help you.