My Story

I never worried about my weight until I reached my forties. But then gradually, I began to add unwanted weight, first shifting my dress size from an 8 to a 10, then 12, then 14. By the time I turned fifty, much of this excess weight had found a home around my belly with a weight of 157 pounds (71 kilos). I also developed high blood pressure that required me to take prescription medications. At that point, I started seeing myself as vulnerable. 

 

I knew that something had to change. And it did. I decided to prioritize self-care. I knew that if I did not take care of myself, nobody else would. I also embarked on a personal journey to understand myself better. I returned to school to learn about integrated approaches to wellness and how our food and lifestyle choices affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I started applying what I learned and many of symptoms of my poor health started to go away. Knowing what to eat and what not, has made a big difference in how I feel. I rarely suffer from indigestion and I don't even remember the last time I took any antacids. My food choices take care of these. I made lifestyle changes as well, in areas of exercise, sleep and stress management.

 

Currently, I weigh between 127 and 130 pounds (59 kilos) and wear a US size four dress. I continue to learn about principles of wellness and enjoy teaching others about the steps that have helped me to lose weight, shrink my waistline, balance my blood sugar and more, as a woman in midlife . With the improvements I continue to experience, food and natural approaches to healing have become my most trusted medicine.

 

I highlight lessons learned along the way in my book, Belly Fat in Midlife. You can get your copy here!

Rose Kadende-Kaiser, Ph.D.

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach,

Author and Wellness Consultant.