In my twenties and thirties, and even into my early forties, I still ate what I pleased. But I had loads of energy and was crazy-active, so I rarely gained more than five pounds...usually over the holidays...and I would just cut back for a few days and lose it as soon as my waistband started getting a little snug.
Then in my late forties, I hit menopause. Wow! I just looked at food and gained weight. My energy level plummeted. I started having migraine headaches, my thyroid was acting up, my joints ached, and I began to second guess every decision I had ever made in my life. I cried all the time. I was one hot mess!
I was desperate, and for the next ten years I tried every diet known to human-kind. No, they weren't always healthy, in fact, many of them were downright dangerous. But after I dodged the bullet with cancer, I decided that it was more important to love myself than to be skinny. I began to research healthier diets...healthier lifestyles...and I found Andrea Beaman's website. I really like Andrea because her advice is down to earth, but more important for me...it's DO-able.
**** Here is Andrea's story, reprinted from her website, and the link to her website ****