My mom calls it the "menopot". It is the pot-belly look she and her friends unwillingly achieved when they hit menopause. Gee...I can't wait to get older! I know from my mom and some of the women that I work with that weight loss only gets more difficult once menopause comes (which is no relief to me since I am having trouble losing weight at 32!). Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body!: Weight Loss and Fitness for Women Over 50 is a book dedicated to sharing real life stories and advice for women and by women who have struggled with maintaining health and fitness after hitting the big 5-0.
Review: Although the format of this book shares similarities to other Chicken Soup for the Soul editions, it is designed to be a bit less about reading other people's inspirational stories and more on using some stories as well as practical information as a self-help tool so the reader can apply strategies to maintaining health and fitness her life. Although I have 18 years to go before I reach the target minimum age for this book, I still found the stories to be quite inspirational. I have been struggling with weight issues since the birth of my daughter almost 7 years ago. I appreciated the honesty of the contributors and could definitely relate to many of the major themes. For example, always telling myself that I will start losing weight after (insert holiday, event, or any other excuse) happens or constantly living in denial that my clothes are not shrinking in the wash.
In addition to real-life stories, there is practical and evidence-based advice and information that can help motivate you to living a healthy lifestyle. The book covers everything about choosing a lifestyle change and I am certain it could be very beneficial to women who are dealing with health and weight issues over the age (or even approaching the age) of 50.
Buy it here: You can purchase this book from bookstores and online retailers, to include Amazon, for $9.95.
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