By Amelia Morris
Meet Laura, a holistic health practitioner & fitness and nutrition coach helping and supporting women all over the world. She recently posted on Instagram her amazing transformation from when she was 40 years old to today when she recently turned 50!
What we love about her transformation is that it’s from the inside out, something we’re real advocates for at Rejuvage.
Laura explains, “I love the transformation I’ve made because I feel stronger and healthier”. She continues, “not all transformations are physical”Change starts from the inside and living a healthy and active life can make you feel happier and healthier as you age.
How about a not much of a transformation Tuesday…or maybe just a few more wrinkles one. I dug into the archives to find the photos I took at my 40th birthday to do a little comparison to my recent photos done for my 50th birthday and not a whole lot has changed on the outside, but the way I exercise, eat, and live has changed a lot. Back then I was working long hours as the owner of an insurance agency, doing hard core crossfit type workouts, running and rarely taking a rest day. Still eating dairy and gluten, but constantly bloated by the end of the night. Today I get to live my passion of helping women all over the world with nutrition, fitness and hormones. I lift weights and do short Hiit workouts (less than 30 minutes) about 4 days a week and a little steady state cardio and usually rest on the weekend or just swim or hike. I eat an anti inflammatory diet and I think I'm getting through this whole perimenopause thing pretty good right now. I love those transformations I've made because I feel healthier and stronger than ever. I have energy and I am passionately helping others live healthier lives. Not all transformations are physical, infact I'm hoping not to transform much physically before I turn 60. All about preservation for me of my health and body! What transformations have you made that have made you feel happier, healthier, stronger? . . . . . #40isthenew20fit #transformationtuesday #fitover50
Back when Laura was 40, she was working very long hours as the owner of an insurance company, she says that she was “doing hardcore crossfit type workouts, running and rarely taking a rest day. Still eating dairy and gluten, but constantly feeling bloated by the end of the night.”
Today, Laura has the chance to live her passion, which is helping women all over the world with nutrition, fitness and hormones. “I lift weights and do short HIIT workouts (less than 30 minutes) about 4 days a week and a little steady state cardio and usually rest on the weekend or just swim or hike.”
Let's talk about your gut! I'm not talking about a beer gut, but rather the interior gut or digestive system. Did you know that your gut is your second brain and responsible for so many functions in the body, including your hormones? Problems with the gut can cause digestive issues, bloating, food sensitivities, estrogen dominance, and a whole list of other problems. That's why healing gut issues is one of the first steps I take with my clients. . You can naturally begin the healing process by reducing inflammatory foods from your diet and taking natural supplements that help to heal. If you are struggling with digestive issues, try a supplement like IB Soothe-R by @lifeseasons (swipe for photo). You guys know I love their products and regularly take their adrenal and thyroid formulas. You can get a 20% discount on this product up until 5/12 by visiting their website at www.lifeseasons.com and using code LAURA. I'm trying to score a discount code for a few of their other products I take, so I'll keep you posted! You know I am all about healing naturally!
Laura explains that she eats an anti-inflammatory diet, which is known to help reduce inflammation, great for weight loss and increased energy levels.
Laura shares her top tips on staying fit, healthy and maintaining a great physique in midlife, which we couldn’t wait to share with you!
1. Try Intermittent fasting:
Laura believes if done correctly, this can be a great way to aid in weight loss, not because you are limiting your calories Laura still eats the same just over less time, but rather because you are allowing your body time to use up those glucose stores and bringing down insulin and forcing it to use stored fat as a source of energy.
2. Eat a balanced diet and don’t overeat:
If you are determined to lose stubborn weight, then ensure that you eat all the right foods, but spread out your eating times to allow your body time to digest and turn fats into energy. Due to the menopause, women can become insulin resistant, which isn’t a disease and can be easily dealt with if you have a good diet and spread out your eating times.
3. Take a sugar detox:
When removing all types of sugar, even natural sugars and replaying it with nutrient dense foods like vegetables and healthy fats is not only beneficial to our health, but also our waistline.
4. It takes a lot of work and time to see results:
“Your Body is not Amazon Prime. It’s not going to show up in two days.” Training your body for weight loss is not going to be easy especially at midlife. You have to work hard for many months to see the results you wanted.
5. If you want to heal your gut:
Reduce inflammatory foods from your diet and take natural supplements that help to heal. If you are struggling with digestive issues, try a supplement like IB Soothe-R by @lifeseasons.
This is what works for Laura; remember that we are all individuals with different body types, blood types, and food sensitivities, so learn to understand your own body type and eat foods that work for you and remember to take regular exercise.
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