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Emotional Eats Podcast

Apr 8, 2024

Welcome to episode 49 of The Emotional Eats Podcast! 


In this episode, I am joined by Menopause Fitness Expert, Debra Atkinson.  Debra is the founder of Flipping 50, the first and only online fitness membership dedicated exclusively to women in menopause, in addition to creator of the Flipping50 Menopause Fitness Specialist™ course for fitness and health coaches.   Her TEDx talk is called  Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie. 


Debra shares her journey of discovering her passion for fitness and helping others feel alive through movement and strength training. She emphasizes the importance of building muscle, especially for women going through menopause, to counteract muscle and bone loss, improve insulin sensitivity, and boost overall health.


Debra advises focusing on gaining muscle rather than just losing weight. She recommends aiming for a protein intake around your body weight in grams per day to support muscle growth. Incorporate strength training with progressive overload into your routine, and don't neglect daily movement like walking.


To stay motivated, Debra emphasizes commitment over motivation - aligning your actions with your values and desired legacy. She leaves you with three key action steps for overall health in midlife and shares that small, sustainable changes can significantly impact your health and vitality.



Menopause, fitness, and emotional eating with a focus on midlife women. (0:24)

Parenting and healthy eating habits. (5:00)

Family background, food habits, and fitness journey. (10:10)

Passion, fitness, and career development. (14:32)

Menopause fitness. (19:28)

Exercise and nutrition for women in menopause. (24:13)

Protein supplements and their role in a healthy diet. (32:05)

Nutrition myths and their impact on women's health. (37:15)

Exercise and nutrition for women in perimenopause. (43:18)

Exercise motivation and commitment for women. (50:05)


The content of this podcast episode is for informational purposes only.  Please consult your medical practitioner, mental health counselor or doctor before starting anything new in your health routine.


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