Posts by Barbara St. Louis

What Happens to Your Body During Menopause?

Mood swings. Weight gain. Hot flashes.  Night Sweats. Brain Fog For many women, their body is doing things they don’t recognize and they feel it’s all out of their control. Is this normal? Is there anything you can do? In this two part series, I’m going to share what happens to your body during menopause…

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Stress & Belly Fat

The other day a client of mine asked me: “I have all this fat around my middle, but my legs and arms are still in pretty good shape. What does this mean? Why do I store fat this way?” After the age of 40 (actually 35!), your hormones are pretty much in control of how…

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5 Tips to Shed Pounds This Summer

So you spent the winter working hard.  You exercised consistently, you were careful to eat healthier foods and you watched your portion sizes. But Summer, in spite of all the fun and relaxation it brings, can be tricky and deal us a cruel blow when it comes to our health and fitness goals. Have you…

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Coffee and Your Hormones

Over the years, coffee has endured both praise and opposition. So the question is….Is it good for you, bad for you, or both? Coffee is more popular than ever, which contributes to its contradictory status. In moderation, coffee poses minimal health risks for most people. But many now consume coffee in large quantities, which can…

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Natural Ways to Reduce Night Time Hot Flashes

Profuse sweating, drenched clothes, disrupted sleep….Does this sound familiar? Do you get hot flashes? Are they mostly at night? Hot flashes bother 80 percent of women who are in the midst of menopause. They are described as a sudden sensation of heat in the chest, face and body, followed by perspiration and sometimes flushing. Hot flashes…

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Making Healthy Decisions When You’re Eating Out

You’re on a family vacation. You’re meeting clients downtown for lunch. You’re eating out with some friends after catching a movie. The situation may change. But the question stays the same: What are you going to eat? It’s one thing to eat healthy at home when you’re in control of what’s available but eating out…

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I Just Want to Lose This Belly!

Soooo….you are doing sit ups, crunches, and putting in serious time at the gym but still can’t get rid of that stubborn belly fat?  This is one of the most common problems I hear from women and the question I get asked the most. Our mid-section can cause such frustration which is why I’m sharing…

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