Don't Start Another Diet!

They don't work and they are a waste of your time

Hi  lovely ladies,

My name is Sara and I'm a certified weight loss and life coach who specializes in working with women over 50 to stop overeating, make peace with food, and lose weight without dieting.

Over the past five years, I've written over 40 articles on how to lose weight for women over 50.

I'm now getting ready to turn 60 and  my weight is stable and I am more comfortable in my body than ever before.

That is true self-confidence!

Aging isn't why you gain weight or keep unwanted weight. Yes, we can look at our poor eating habits.

I offer ideas on what to eat. However, what is the real problem is managing our minds and emotions around eating.

You can resolve eating habits that have plagued you for years in a few sessions.

I've been where you are and I know how hard it can be to love your body.

I'm an experienced life and weight loss coach. Sign up for a free 50-minute consultation call. Learn not just what to do but how to do it.

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Before you change any eating habits, you have got to learn the WHY. It is critical to understand how your body works before you begin to change how you eat.

There are several critical areas you have to understand and BELIEVE before you get started. When you understand these, changing how you eat makes more sense.

These areas are:

  • How your brain works
  • Why diets don't work
  • Your hormones
  • The importance of fat in your diet
  • What you eat
  • When you eat

It's tempting to skip over these and get to HOW DO I LOSE WEIGHT?????

But I promise you, it's so important to understand how it all works. I really want you to succeed!

How to Succeed at Losing Weight

This is about the mindset you need to lose weight. What you do is only part of the process. This is how you succeed forever!

How to Make Peace with Food

Most women have a messed up relationship with food. We crave it but we hate it. We call it good and bad. We call ourselves good and bad depending on what we eat.

To lose weight after 50, first you have to change your relationship with food.

It's time to make peace with food! As long as food is a war zone, losing weight long-term is almost impossible.

How to Stop Compulsive Overeating

Before you can lose weight, you may have to address compulsive overeating or binging. Diets are useless if you feel that you have no power over food.

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

My passion in life is helping women develop a new relationship with food. Diets do not help you do this! That is why it is so hard to stay on a diet and even harder to maintain weight loss. You have to change your brain along the way.

How to Lose Weight Gradually

False timelines often lead women to give up on losing weight. Losing weight after 50 can be slow and tedious but not impossible. It takes time to reprogram your brain and heal your body.

The Fat-Burning Secrets Everyone Needs to Know

This is the most important post you can read! Fat-burning secrets is a post on your hormones and how what you eat affects them. This post explains why the number of calories you eat doesn't matter if you don't understand your hormones.

If you are a woman confused about why you can't lose weight, when you don't overeat, you need to read this ASAP.

5 Diet Myths that Sabotage Weight Loss

This is important to read. So much of what we think is true about diets IS NOT. However because we have heard it so often, we think it's true diet advice. I'm setting the record straight here.

How Hormones Affect Your Weight After 50

This was my second attempt at explaining how losing weight after 50 is all about understanding and working with your hormones.

Understanding how your body stores fat and why will change how you look at food forever.

How to Teach Your Body to Burn Fat

Our bodies love to hang on to the fat we store. You already know that, right?

But we think it should be easier to lose fat. And we definitely think it should be faster.

Our fat and fat-storage system is complex and is designed to keep us alive.

By understanding how your body works, you can work with your body to lose extra fat. It's not fast and it's not always easy but it can be done.

Sara's Favorite Posts on Weight Loss

Here is my giant list of 100 Tips to Lose Weight After 50. These are what I do myself and what I teach my clients every day.

These are my favorite posts that I think are also some of the most helpful. Some are reader favorites and some are great posts that aren't as well-known.

In these posts, I share what I do as a 50 + year old woman to manage my weight.  I started my fifties as a chubby woman. I am ending them as a fit and thin woman.

When I first started writing about Weight Loss for women over 50, I was really strict with my own eating.

Over the years, I have relaxed. I now understand my body even more, and I trust my eating and my body.

The bulk of my diet is still real food, but I've learned to incorporate treats into it as well.

Also, I'm not promoting an all or nothing way of thinking about food. You really can maintain a healthy weight and have a real life.

Seven Secrets to Losing Weight After 50

This post really digs into the reality of losing weight after 50. I talk about my experiences with actual diets I've done in the past and why I gave up dieting for good.

These secrets are the mindset tools you need to succeed at losing weight and keeping it off for good.

Losing weight isn't a quick fix for all your problems. It's part of a long-term strategy to improve your life in all areas.

Can You Lose Weight After Menopause?

This is one of my favorite posts--whether you are in menopause or not! Menopause gets blamed for weight gain all the time. Yet, I know that I lost weight and have maintained it through my years of menopause! And I know many women who have also been able to do this.

Whether you are in menopause or not, there is so much good information here.

How to Never Blow Your Diet Again

One of the reasons women don't attempt to lose weight is the belief that they won't be able to stick to a diet or that they think they'll gain the weight back.

Women think that because that's all they have ever experienced. But no more!

Eat More Fat to Lose Weight

I tell almost everyone that they need more healthy fat and oil in their diets.

Dietary fat is crucial to health and your metabolism. Fat is not only good for you, it makes food taste better.

7 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight After 50

This post is a reader favorite and contains a ton of helpful information.

10 Ways to Get and Keep the Motivation to Eat Healthy

How to Stop Overeating Once and For All

The Best Books on Weight Loss

These are the books that I have read and reread. They are well-written and well-researched.

Types of Diets

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While I don't follow a diet per se, these types of eating have all influenced how I eat.

In general, I follow a Paleo diet. I eat mostly read food, that is unprocessed. The primary components of my daily diet are: proteins, vegetables, healthy fats and oils, and some fruit.

Whole30 was also a huge influence on how I eat. Doing a Whole30 broke my addiction to artificial sweeteners and sugar. Mostly though, it taught me the joy of eating real food all the time.

Finally, I am a fan of intermittent fasting. I talk about it in many posts but have only one post telling how to get started. For me, the timing of when I eat is just as important as what I eat.

How Whole30 Changed My Life

This is where I learned to eat read food, lost my cravings for crap food, and began to eat for nutrition.

Is Keto for Me

Keto is so popular right now and it does help people lose weight. I don't recommend it as a diet though. Here is why.

How to Get Started with Intermittent Fasting

I am a fan of intermittent fasting and this is a good place to learn more about it and why you might want to try it.

You already are fasting while you sleep. Add a few more hours in the evening and morning and you have a powerful fast.

Paleo Diet

I describe the way I eat as primarily Paleo. I like to use this term when looking for recipes that fit with my kind of eating. Paleo isn't just for cave women!

How to Succeed at Whole30

If you decide to do a Whole30, this will give you tips on how to complete your 30 days.

The Health Benefits of Bone Broth

I have been making and drinking bone broth for years. It's my go-to drink for weight loss, recovering from a bad weekend, pre-workouts, and just a daily boost.

Exercise to Help You Lose Weight

I aim to exercise most days of the week. Since I do mostly walking and gentle exercises it is safe to do this. Most people sit WAY TOO much, so it is healthy to move more!

Walking is my number one secret to maintaining a healthy weight. You can walk every day and I try to do that. Some days it is just half an hour and some days it's the full hour. Every minute you walk is GOOD FOR YOU.

How to Walk to Lose Weight

I am a huge fan of working out at home. I spent about a month hunting down, high-quality workout videos on YouTube that were easy to follow and gentle, while also providing a great workout. These are my favorite free workouts.

The Best At-Home Workouts for Weight Loss

The food you eat is the most important part of losing weight or maintaining that loss. However, exercise is vital to your overall health and feeling of well-being.

Exercise helps with mood, balance, strength, and flexibility. It can and should feel great.

The Best Exercises to Boost Your Metabolism