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Eat Less Crap – Managing Your Menopause

Eat Less Crap and Eat More Food to Manage your Perimenopause

Here is another in our Managing Your Menopause series.

Jo Pigott explains how you can immediately reduce the impact of your perimenopause simple changes to your food and drink intake.

Even if you can’t change your eating and drinking pattern overnight, you can start a gradual change for the better.

Here’s Jo…

Hello I am Jo Pigott

Firstly, I am not a Nutritionist but I do understand how food works. I do know that what we put into our bodies  ultimately affects how we feel.

We all know that craving for a chocolate bar and the prospect of sugary, sweet, chocolate melting in our mouth.   Eating chocolate makes us feel good, for a short time anyway!

Because then you may have experienced that extreme tiredness wave- this is due to the quick release of energy created by the sugar followed by a sugar low so what we are creating is a cycle of increased sugar/high energy and low sugar/low energy.

So you may ask then why is this a problem?

When we eat sugar ( that includes carbs- such as pasta, bread, cakes, biscuits as well as chips, rice- basically processed food) our body produces insulin to help release the energy for our body to use.

If we are constantly snacking or eating high carb food, then our body is constantly releasing insulin and  we get insulin spikes/lulls. This is what leads to insulin Resistance and is the cause of a lot of weight gain, inability to lose weight as well as many hormone issues including PCOS, Menopause.

So, in addition to easing the symptoms of the perimenopause, these changes in your diet may well help Fibroids, PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) lose of stubborn weight.


C- Carbonated sugary drinks- including diet/low sugar drinks too!!

R- refined sugars-e.g. biscuits, cakes, sweets, breakfast cereals

A- Artificial sweeteners – e.g. aspartame, saccharine, sucralose

P- Processed foods- takeaways, ready meals, sauce jars, processed meats, pies etc

Instead, choose to…


F-  Fruit and Veg – Fresher the better

O- Organic lean protein –  meat, fish, eggs, tofu, beans

O- Omega fatty Acids –   Fish such as salmon, mackerel,  and nuts, plant oils

D- Drink more water – Your body needs it to flush out the many bad things it is holding onto.
How much do you drink now?

Try it and see how it works for you.

Love Jo

Jo Pigott has a background in Science holding a degree in Biomedical Science and was a Forensic Scientist for the Home office for over 10 years.

After having her children, she retrained in Holistic Therapies and have been learning ever since from sports massage, reflexology & reiki to aromatherapy & crystal healing and more recently trained a fertile women’s practitioner.

Visit Jo on her Facebook Page

Have a look at others in the series including the article on Aches and Pains 

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