Showing posts from September, 2012

Middle-Aged Pudge: Tips to Help it Budge (Really!)

This is the bane of my existance lately! Middle-aged pudge. Ask almost any woman over the age of 40 and it will be on her top 10 (usually top 3) of things she is beyond frustrated about in getting a little older.

We can stay current, hip, glowing and fit, but the bit of pudge around of middles is a thing of mystery. We try eating less. No go. Working out more. No go. Working out and eating less. No go.

So what gives?

After hunkering down for the past three months to truly figure this out for myself, I've discovered a couple of things that have helped (me, at least). They are not miraculous, but they may help open your eyes a bit to your own plight.

1. Prescriptions: I was on birth control and a low-dose anti-anxiety (mostly to help me sleep). Both are certified weight-gainers (regardless of what most "professionals" will tell you--real people will tell you they gained weight on either or both). I did tons of research and worked to get off both (Check with your doctor to …