Grace U. reviewed Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell: Winning Weight Control Strategies for Women over 35 to Stay Fit Through Menopause on + 2 more book reviews
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Stop dieting and begin to feel your own body's cues for hunger. The book guides you through perimenopause and menopause and explains how your body changes during that time. The hormonal changes make it more difficult to maintain an ideal body weight (Yes, you're right! It is getting harder to keep weight off!) and Waterhouse explains how to minimize the effects of the hormones. Excellent book with sound advice!
Kathleen C. (RefLibK) - reviewed Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell: Winning Weight Control Strategies for Women over 35 to Stay Fit Through Menopause on
The author distills a lot of scientific information into very concise explanations of why our bodies often pile on the fat cells as we age, and why it seems to concentrate on just some parts of our bodies. She also shares sensible ideas about how we can control it, _to the extent that we can_. Her own brand of humor, used throughout, makes it seem more personal.
This NOT a book of specific weight loss and exercise "plans," strict and unforgiving regimens that set some of us up (we know who we are!) for procrastination, excuses, and then a sense of failure when we ultimately abandon it. There ISN'T a lot of (what I think of as) extraneous information to puff up a few pages of material into a full-blown book. It's just a common-sense, "real life" book that does not dangle the promise of perfection in front of us, but offers positive ways to be self-aware and active in our choices.