As we age, it becomes more and more difficult to lose weight and keep it off, especially once hormones drop as we enter menopause. It is still possible to manage weight as Suzanne Somers explains today on a national TV show.
In her latest book, Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat After Forty, Somers tackles the issue of weight loss when hormones are depleted. In this 20th book, she discusses the reasons weight loss becomes more difficult. She says that four key factors affect the ability to lose weight after 40. According to Somers, there are toxic chemicals all around us and these are stored in our fat deposits. Imbalanced hormones, which occur with age, are also a factor as well as stomach disturbances. Finally she mentions food intolerances as another issue because we aren't able to properly process these.
Somers talks about discovering her own intolerance to eggs when she noticed that she was bloated one morning. "I stopped eating eggs and took this test that I write about in the book. By the time the test results came back two weeks later, I had lost ten pounds just giving up eggs!" Identifying food intolerances is one important step to achieving weight loss after menopause.