This is a book report on one of the best diet and weight control books I have seen yet. How it got past me until now I'll never know because it is perfect for me. I believe you will like it too.
What I like best about the book is it describes and outlines processes that occur within the body when we eat a certain way and live a certain way. It is health and fitness 101 while still being meaty material. The concepts are quite profound when applied to our life. So many of us miss the point about these things, about how important they are, and how they actually work out in day-to-day life. This is a concise, convincing, and motivating read.
The content is set up to divide and conquer the weight loss debacle in three steps.
Step 1: Mind reset
Step 2: Diet reset
Step 3: Movement reset
I'm only one-third of the way through it but decided to write a blog now because I don't know how long it will take to finish reading it. So here we go! The quotes I have used in my status lines lately were from here.
Here are a few highlights and specifics (some are quotes) that will give you an idea of what the book is about. This guy really knows what he's talking about. He cuts through the crap.
Let's talk hormones. Much of the problem that menopausal and perimenopausal women experience with weight is due to the drop in progesterone and estrogen. Progesterone lack will cause water weight to build up. But estrogen plays a key role in weight gain as the ovaries go to sleep. The body starts looking for estrogen in body fat. That causes the body wants to lay down body fat.
One of the first signs of menopause is an increase in androgen. It sends new weight directly to the mid-section. Testosterone drops, which causes lean muscle mass to drop, resulting in lowered metabolism. We have to combat these issues.
"For women in the perimenopausal stage, weight gain results primarily from widely fluctuating estrogen levels. However, for menopausal women, it is the diminished levels of estrogen that can cause weight gain."
What about insulin? We know that high insulin levels result in body fat deposits. "Many menopausal women with insulin resistance have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in the blood at the same time. The higher their insulin blood levels, the less capacity their bodies have to burn fat."
He also states that adrenal fatigue from stress can change the body's carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. Another factor in weight gain.
To keep this blog from rambling, I have decided to break it up into various entries. I have finished reading Mind Reset and started Diet Reset.
Next installment: Mind Reset!
I hope you will find this info helpful.