Hi, I am going to share a newsletter that was written about our conversation during the podcast. Maybe you will have some curiosity to learn more….
Are you a midlifer struggling to lose and/or maintain weight? The latest version of the “muffin top” is making you crazy. You are told to eat more protein, intermittent fast, move and you feel like you are doing many of the things and still “ugh”.
You want a cupcake for dinner after a cluster f*ck of a day, me too!What if someone taught you how to actually listen to your body and its feelings? Do you listen to what your body is really asking for? Did you know that if you can define a really authentic “why” when it comes to weight loss and healthy midlife lifestyle, you could make some big changes? Looking for 6 “midlife rules” to transform what you think about food, your body, feel better, and shed a few pounds, then this episode is for you!
Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken in a “beyond expert”, real life and fun conversation called “Food, Weight & Me In Midlife”. I am joined by nutritional therapist, registered dietitian and “fellow midlifer”, Kim Shapira. She has a master's degree in human metabolism and clinical nutrition and she has spent the last 25 years in the “food and weight trenches” with women like you and me. She knows what works and what doesn’t. We get into the reasons why the word “diet” feels unsafe and how to maintain a healthy and supportive midlife lifestyle. We all read so much “diet” material, yet Kim brings us a very different approach We dive into her new book, This Is What You're Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self
Ready to transform your relationship with food with Kim's 6 simple rules?
My conversation with Kim has so many relatable golden nuggets…
People pleasing can be affecting your health
You guys already know what I’m going to say about this and that is …. SELF OBSESSION IN MIDLIFE IS APPROVED. We need to please ourselves first before we can even be fully present and available to everybody else and there is nothing wrong with being selfish when it comes to taking care of our bodies.
It’s a lifestyle- not a diet
Restrictive thinking leads to feeling unsafe. When we start seeing dieting as a lifestyle choice we can look at it as a set of values that follow us everywhere we go. These values apply whether you are in Italy, or at home for the day catching up on work, and that’s because nothing stays the same in those situations except for YOU. We want seamless transitions from one food situation to the next. This is how we get consistent with our lifestyle and the relationship that we have with our bodies. And remember food should be for fuel!!
Kim's Six Simple Rules
Kim’s book is all about the 6 rules to transform your relationship with food to become your healthiest self. These 6 rules are based in science and designed to help people journey into a normal relationship with food which improves confidence, health and wellbeing (and a little muffin top maybe). Listen to the episode to find out what they are!