Manage your insulin and you manage your weight gain in post-menopause.

It was 1995 and I remember the conference in New York distinctly. It was the year my daughter was born and it was my first time away from her to travel to an academic health conference. I think many of us remember the nervousness as we leave our babies for the first time. But it […]

Are you stressing about belly-fat? Discover the stress-liver-menopause connection!

“It’s the belly-fat that disturbs me. I can’t get into my jeans that I could get into a year ago” was her cry for help. “For years I was playing competitive sport but I’ve stopped that now but still try to run. I also have 2-3 wines at night, but I don’t think this affects […]

Understanding weight gain at menopause … and why all that exercise might not be working.

“It was New Year and I made a commitment to myself to lose weight. So I joined the lcoal gym. I’ve been going 4-5 times a week, but I have to admit, 4 months on, I haven’t lost any weight whatsoever – in fact my clothes are tighter and I feel swollen and bloated. My […]

Losing weight in menopause with the Mediterranean Diet.

When brand new research arrived in my in-box recently, with the words ‘menopause weight loss’ and ‘minimal exercise‘  jumping out at me, it got my attention. I hope it gets yours too – especially if you are in menopause or post-menopause. There’s a common perception in the world of fitness and exercise that everyone has the time, energy […]

“I feel so much more positive about myself now. I’ve lost 30kg and my joints are so much better as is my energy.” [Linda, NZ]

It’s taken a year and at first, Linda took her time to get underway on the MyMT™ Transform Me programme. Disillusioned with so many other strategies for losing weight, she now understands that none of the other programmes she tried were specialising in her changing heart health and metabolism as she moved into post-menopause.  “I’ve done […]

New Research: The role of lycopene in liver detoxification for your menopause weight loss.

Their smell is delicious and inviting. Vine-ripened tomatoes sitting on my kitchen bench. They will go into my Italian Tomato Sauce later – women on my programme know that tomatoes are rich in a compound called Lycopene and one cup (240mL) of tomato juice provides approximately 23mg of lycopene. Cooking tomatoes is best, because heat […]

“I didn’t understand how much menopause would affect my fitness and how I exercised, nor how all this would affect my weight gain.” [Tineke, New Zealand]

“When I was a Les Mills Instructor in the Netherlands” messaged Tineke to me, “I wanted to always work harder and do something extra. Maybe to impress others? But I have come to the point that I don’t have to impress anybody but to just enjoy the moment as I do my exercise.  It was […]

5 Reasons for your Weight Gain in your 50s and 60s.

“If your waist is ‘thickening’, your body-shape is changing and you are going into or through menopause, let me explain why!”[Dr Wendy Sweet, Women’s Healthy Ageing Researcher & MyMT Coach] When my own mother reached mid-life, menopause wasn’t spoken about, but thinking back, I now realise that this was when her  health started to change. […]

Learn why ‘morning-ness’ is associated with losing weight and keeping it off in menopause and beyond.

For over 30 years, Professors Rena Wing and James Hill have been over-seeing the National Weight Control Registry [NWCR]  at Brown University in America. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been following their research and teaching students from it. These days I’m no longer teaching students, but bringing the fabulous research from the NWCR to the […]