Some advertisements claim that hormonal changes from high stress lead to weight gain. These ads offer products that will supposedly normalize your hormones, thus decreasing your waist size. Should you use these products?
Research does supp... Read more
Burning the midnight oil could be giving you the munchies the next day. A small study found that lack of sleep might trigger individuals to eat more. Twelve young men slept for only four hours on two consecutive nights. Then hormone levels and hunger... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical... Read more
I recently bought an inexpensive food scale. What is the proper way to use the scale? Do I weigh meat as cooked or uncooked. How about other foods, such as salads by weight or cups. I really want to get in the habit of weighing and measuring foods, b... Read more
Oops, never mind. Fixed it!
I was doing some updating and must have clicked on something I shouldn't have. When I go to my food tracker, all of my daily plans are gone. It now asks me to input all of my food myself. How do I fix this?
Than... Read more
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbo... Read more
The dangers of hormone-treated meat products are becoming apparent in our society. I got asked one time by a French man why Americans are so much broader and developed than they are and why we hit puberty at a younger age. It is true. Hormones are th... Read more
It’s not your fault you can’t keep the weight off!I recently got a call from my mother who told me, “I just saw something on the news about why it’s hard to maintain weight loss! I know you’ve been struggling, so will yo... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She blogs monthly on the topics of menopause, health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This is the third blog in the series on menopause... Read more
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