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Surprise! ADDING These Foods Is the Answer to Your Menopause Diet

In search of the perfect menopause diet, many of us have been stuck in the elimination mindset. Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, fat-free… the list goes on. We’re like detectives, scouring labels with magnifying glasses, convinced that subtracting is the key to unlocking some elusive state of feeling better.

What if the real magic for women in perimenopause and menopause – the way to achieve real results – lies not in taking foods away, but adding them in? What if instead of saying “no” to entire food groups, we can say “yes!” to nutrient-dense and tasty additions.

Menopause Diet And What You Should Consider

It’s time to give the philosophy of abundance a try. Forget about deprivation diets and restrictive trends. Let’s focus on adding three powerful players to your daily routine.

Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Two liters of water, friends. That’s like your internal shower, flushing out toxins, powering your brain, and keeping your skin happy. If you’re not a fan of plain water, try infusing it with cucumber slices, mint leaves, or a squeeze of citrus.


Enjoy nutritious fats. Fats are vital to proper cell, nerve, and brain function, and adding fat also fills you up. Foods like avocado, salmon, olive oil, and nuts are fabulous choices.

Protein is the powerhouse. Add protein at every meal. Eggs for breakfast, chickpeas in your salad, a chicken stir-fry for dinner… protein is the building block of champions, keeping you feeling full and satisfied while supporting muscle growth and repair. Not one candidate in medical studies for weight loss who added protein gained weight. Not one. Neither will you.

The magic doesn’t stop at these three additions. This is an invitation to experiment, to explore, to fill your plate with a rainbow of delicious possibilities. Add a handful of almonds for healthy fats, drizzle some olive oil for added antioxidants, toss in a sprinkle of turmeric for an anti-inflammatory boost.

Why is this approach so transformative to your menopause diet? Let’s take a look:

  • It’s sustainable: Deprivation leads to cravings and rebounds. Frankly, it leads to a victim mentality. Abundance creates a fueling and positive relationship with food, making nutrient dense choices effortless.
  • It’s empowering: Taking control of your health isn’t about saying “no.” It’s about saying “yes!” to nourishing your body.
  • It’s holistic: It’s not just about the food; it’s about listening to your body, honoring your cravings, and building a mindful, fueling relationship with eating.

Of course, this doesn’t mean ignoring potential sensitivities or avoiding necessary dietary adjustments. If you have a diagnosed medical condition, consult your doctor or a medical professional.

Adding these simple elements to your daily fueling routine can be the game-changer you’ve been searching for. Remember, wellness isn’t just about what you take away, it’s about what you add. Your body will thank you and your taste buds will sing.

Ready to add to your life? Join my Small Group Concierge Wellness to learn strategies to help you feel stronger, more energetic, and more confident throughout perimenopause, menopause, and beyond. Let’s inspire each other on this journey of abundant health and happiness.

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