Why managing insulin resistance matters for 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 […]

VIDEO: 5 reasons for your weight gain in menopause.

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

How lack of sleep affects your fat metabolism in menopause.

She told me she couldn’t fit her ski pants. We were chatting away over a coffee up the mountain here in beautiful Wanaka in New Zealand only last week – a friend I hadn’t seen for years since we worked at the gym together. I guessed she was in her early 50’s now and she […]

Feeling swollen? Then love your ageing lymphatic system in menopause … and let’s move with New Zealand exercise professional, Darryl Goad!

When we went into lockdown and I realised that many women on my programmes weren’t able to get outside and walk much, especially those in New York, Spain and America, I called up New Zealand Exercise Professional, Darryl Goad [On facebook as ‘Channel D’]. His ‘brief’ was to produce some short videos that helped women […]

UK Journalist, Claudia Connell, discovers she can get off HRT – and writes about it too.

“After meeting Wendy in London, I’m so pleased I did her programme. I feel, look and sleep so much better and don’t feel like I’ve deprived myself in any way.”  [Claudia Connell, UK Daily Mail, London] When one of the UK’s Daily Mail journalists arrives at your London seminar and then comes onto your programme […]

Discover the ‘fountain of youth’ for women in menopause with the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, which really isn’t a fast at all.

The Fasting Mimicking Diet, Cellular Regeneration and Reversing Age-related Diseases …  In September, 1982, the National Cancer Institute in America said, “Changing the way we eat could offer some protection against cancer.” A year later in 1983, the American Cancer Society stated its belief that “a greater use of fruit and vegetables can significantly reduce […]

“What I wished for in my 50’s, was to sleep all night and understand how to lose the weight that exercise and dieting wasn’t shifting.” [Wendy, N.Z.]

I said that statement above to my husband this morning – “You know all I wished for in my early 50’s was to sleep all night and lose the weight that exercise and dieting wasn’t shifting.”  We were out walking to the local produce shop during Week 6 of lock-down here in New Zealand and […]

“I’m sending you two pictures. It is both me. I feel and look like a different person.” [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 […]

Emotional Eating in Menopause: How not to do it in lock-down.

‘With many restaurants closed’, states the article in New York Times (April 7th, 2020), ‘shoppers are reaching for frozen pizza, cans of soup and boxes of cereal. In a moment of crisis, shoppers are turning to old stand-bys that they may not have had in years or even decades’.  Comfort food for uncertain times. How […]