You begin to wonder if the rumours are true...That weight gain is the norm in Midlife and I might as well get used to it.
If this sound like your life right now, then you’re in the right place. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be like this.
The truth is aging slows our metabolism down and can cause weight gain even if we are doing the "so-called right things".
However the difference is once you hit Midlife the rules change. You can't use the same steps you used in the past to lose weight before you entered Midlife.
Our bodies are changing - hormones, metabolism is slowing down etc. The same rules no longer apply if you want to get results.
You have 2 options. You can do what you did prior to Midlife or you can step out boldly and make a change in 2019.
Essentially lose weight in a way that leaves you feeling powerful and in control of your body.
I have always been slim and never had an issue with my weight. However 2017 – 2018, I started to notice some weight gain. My clothes still fit, so I was not overly concerned, but I did stop weighing myself, because I did not like the number on the scale. A visit to the doctor’s for my annual check-up revealed a number on the scale that I could not believe. I had gained fifteen pounds. The doctor noticed it too. Plus, my blood pressure was high. In all my life I have never had a high blood pressure reading. I went into panic mode and I did not know where to start. This was particularly distressing because I was a marathon runner, and I have always eaten healthy. How could this be happening?
I wanted to lose the weight that I had gained, but more importantly I realized that what had worked all my life would no longer work in mid-life. My body had started to rebel (in my view) and I needed to learn how to manage my weight in the long term, without a short term fix.
Kwavi taught me patience. She made me understand that this time it was different. I needed to learn how to listen to my body. She was very patient with me, particularly because I was extremely impatient with my progress. She taught me to weigh myself everyday.
I started to learn what my body could and could not handle. She taught me that just because a food is healthy, does not mean that it is right for me. I learned how to nourish my body and still enjoy what I ate. If I did not like the taste of something, I was encouraged to try new foods, to find what I liked to eat.
With the help of the program I am now back to my normal weight. I lost all the weight that I gained, and I could not be happier. Additionally, my blood pressure is normal.
I loved eating based on a hunger scale, rather than just counting calories. Learning to stop eating when I was satisfied but not full, was a major transformation for me. I learned that I do not need as much food as I originally thought.
Ugochi Washington DC
Kwavi, thank you so much for your support and guidance during the pogram. I have done some challenging things in my young life, but this definitely tested me in a different way than most of the others. Will power was definitely tested repeatedly!
Prior to doing the program, I thought my eating was pretty good. I ate plenty of fruit and vegetables. Focused on consuming lean meat, like chicken and turkey breasts. No fried foods and limited ‘junk food’…my ‘junk food’ staple was a Clif Bar. But I realized a few things: I was consuming a ton of sugar, my diet wasn’t properly balanced, and that I could nearly eliminate dairy. The step of removing sugar (I would always put sugar in my coffee…note that I did not give up coffee) was tough but I have significantly reduced my intake and no longer put it in my coffee. I am drinking more smoothies and using reduced sugar Almond milk or water. I have reduced my dairy intake and as a result have eliminated some additional sugar content from the flavored Greek yogurt. The 21-day program recalibrated my nutrition and I am better off for it.
Pre-Program Weight: 167 pounds Post-Program Weight: 158 pounds and my lowest body fat percentage ever…4.1%
Many thanks and keep motivating and guiding others to embrace a healthy lifestyle!
Eric Simmons NFPT Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, E Trains U Fit Camps and Personal Training
I LOVED LOVED LOVED doing your program. My husband and I talk constantly about how much amazingly better we feel. We are going to continue the habits you taught us, we will add back lean meats and I am still hanging on to my coffee. The rest of the stuff can stay gone.
I get eczema on my hands, hips and eyelids (I think from gluten) which went away when I did your program. I am 53 years old with joint pain which went away when I did your program. I DO sleep much better, I have more energy, my mental state is so, so, so much better.
Lynda Hershman, Huntingdon Valley, PA
'Kwavi is an amazing health coach". Her style is to support, encourage and push you till you reach your goal.
She listened to me and worked out a realistic plan to help me address my unhealthy eating habits and help me reach my ideal weight even though we lived over 4,000 miles apart. Thanks to technology, Kwavi can be your personal health coach where ever you live - she is truly the best....'
Mrs Stella Okeahialam MBE United Kingdom.
The tools I share with you in my program are tools that I have been using for years and I have fine-tuned to make it applicable for women in Midlife.
I've shared these tools with clients and they have been able to lose weight in Midlife and keep it off.
The Party might be over when it comes to why our bodies react to food, but it's a matter of changing the rules by using my tools and realizing that the party is just beginning for your life.
So if it's really possible to lose weight in Midlife why isn't everyone doing it? The short answer is that most people are using the same old rules they used in the past to lose weight with little or no success. Midlife requires a different set of rules which is what I have created in my 6 week program for Midlifers.
The short answer is most people believe and accept without question that Midlife is meant to be a time of weight gain, suffering and hiding.
I've taken my 28 years of being a Wellness Advocate/ Weight Loss Coaching and my 5 years of Menopause research to create a 6 week weight loss program specially for Midlifers.
Introducing the 8 week weight loss program for women in Midlife. A program that takes into account the aging process and homones so that you can lose weight for good.
This is the same system I used to help my private one-on-one clients in midlife. I have spent the more months to mention doing research and have tested it on myself and my clients and we have all been able to lose weight and maintain.
Before, I started this new system, I felt bloated, tired and sluggish. Over the last few months, I’ve been exercising and eating the same types of food that I've been doing only to see the pounds increase. I went for my doctor’s appointment (a doctor I had been going to for years) and I remember the Medical Assistant saying, "Hmm! it must be all the clothes you have on" in reaction to her probably trying to reconcile the weight on the scale and my previous weight. I didn’t say a word, but told myself I need to do something.
So, I changed my strategy. Experimented with different ideas. And what happened?
I would wake up feeling energized without the urge to eat right away.
The bloating I felt after meals disappeared.
The pounds dropped and I was able to maintain my healthy weight goal.
I was interested in Kwavi's program to rid my body of toxins built up throughout my training for my last half marathon and to cleanse my body prior to the upcoming holiday season.
That’s exactly what happened—I was able to forego many of unhealthy options that would have left my body feeling sluggish, bloated, and lethargic and was able to continue weeks of healthy exercise throughout this past holiday season. This put me in a much better starting line position for gearing up for my first full marathon training in the New Year.
Your body’s performance is only as good as you fuel it!
Currently, I am continuing with many of the healthy habits I learned from Kwavi’s program, including drinking lemon water upon waking, incorporating quinoa, the healthy grain (I had never tried it before this detox).
Without a doubt, the reduction in all things BLOAT was my favorite aspect of the program, for the obvious reasons of looking better, feeling better, and moving better.
LeAnn Cady Red Wing, Minnesota
Price for the 8 week weight loss program for Midlifers is $297 (Memorial Day Sale)
The program begins May 28th until July 15th
Installment options are available.
1 payment option - $297 (Memorial Day Sale)
2 payment option - $155 (monthly) (Memorial Day Sale)
Kwavi is a 51 years bold Certified Midlife Lifestyle coach and International Speaker who specializes in helping bright, successful women in midlife manage their health, mindset and waistlines so that they can find balance and shine and thrive in Midlife. She uses her coaching programs, international retereats and master classes to help her clients to Her passion is helping women in Midlife master their health and wellness.
She provides women with powerful tools and empowering knowledge to help them take control of their bodies and embrace midlife as a fascinating and exciting journey.
She received her B.Sc in Information Technology from Thames Valley University in the United Kingdom and obtained a Masters in Medical Informatics degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. She trained with Wellcoaches and is a Certiifed Weight Coach.
Kwavi is a wife and mother to 2 teenage boys. She is a blogger with the Huffington Post and Thrive and has been featured on CBS, NBC, Best Self Magazine and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Susan Hyatt is a Master Certified Life Coach whose fierce, fun and fresh approach to personal development has won her thousands of fans on Facebook, glowing praise from icons like Dr. Martha Beck and Maria Shriver, and a sold out coaching calendar - with many programs selling out in six hours or less. She has also been featured on Oprah.com and on the Oprah Winfrey Newtwork (OWN).
This is what Susan had to say about working with me:
This is not a program for people that are not fully committed. This is not a quick fix (lose ten pounds for a wedding, for example). A half-hearted approach will not work with this program. If you are fully committed and want to learn how to manage your weight in the long term, then this program is magic and will transform your life. This program is for those who are committed to changing their lives in the long term, I would highly recommend this program. It will change your view and approach to weight management.
Ugochi Washington, DC
I was intrigued and interested to participate in the program despite my active lifestyle and exercise regimen, I had a "very good" summer and had been eating too much sugar, enjoying my wine, etc. I wanted to lose those extra pounds I had gained, feel better each day and eat healthier.
Today I am doing great. On the program I lost 9 pounds and have kept 7 consistently off, which is great! I loved that we could eat when and how much we needed to, based on when we were really hungry. The food was good and healthy - salad, brown rice, vegetables, and fruit. I ate and continue to eat more fruit, enjoy my smoothies almost every day and introduced kale to my diet.
Once I was "weaned" from the 5 toxic items, I felt great and had plenty of energy for my workouts, work schedule and the family.
Amy Wright Mableton, GA
Q: I’m busy as it is with work and kids, how much time will I need to set aside each week to make sure the program works for me? A: This program isn’t about putting a certain amount of time each day. This program is about changing the way you live. However you'll need about 3 - 4 hours dedicated to this program each week.
Q: Will you be advocating any particular diets when we work on the healthy lifestyle module? A: No. Losing weight and getting healthy is a process and every bit of research out there on the subject has shown that diets and other temporary solutions are just that, temporary. We are not going to be putting you on a diet. We will not be starving or depriving you. Yes, we will be adjusting your menu so that you are eating healthier if you are not already, but we will be approaching this as a lifestyle change that will be permanent in nature.
Q: Do you offer payment plans? A: Yes I offer payment plans for the different packages.
Q: When does the program start? A: The next program begins March 11th and ends the week of April 15th You’ll receive a welcome email from me as soon as you sign up!
Q: Is this a diet? A: No this is a program that focuses on tools that curbs overeating and helps you manage your emotions without food.
Q: Do we get access to you during the program or is this self-study? A: You will have access to me during the program. There will be weekly calls and a private FB group.
Q: Is this just for women in Midlife? A: Yes this is for women that are 45 years and older.
Q: Will the program disrupt my work/home life? A: Not at all! Actually, most people experience an indescribable boost of energy during the program that actually makes them more productive.
Q: Do I have to purchase special foods? A: Nope. There is a protocol with this program that is comprised of whole foods that can be purchased at your local grocery store. You will send me your list of foods from the first week of the program and based on that we will create a protocol together. You have the option to pick-n-choose the foods from the list provided.
Q: I am vegan or gluten-free - will this program work for me? A: Yes! This program is designed to work for everyone, regardless of any special dietary needs.
Q: How much weight can I lose in 6 weeks? A: This will depend on how much weight you have to lose. My clients have lost from 7 pounds to 20 pounds in 6 weeks. This is just an average and weight loss will differ from person to person.
Q: Are you a medical professional? A: No, I am not a medical doctor and I do not provide medical advice or consultations. I leave the diagnoses and medical consultations to the licenses professionals.
Q: Do you Guarantee Results? A: No, at the end of the day the only person who can guarantee results for you is you. I will give you a plan and tons of support, but you will have to give this your all. And believe me, you can do it.
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