Five Tips For Women Over 35 To Breakthrough a Weight Loss Plateau

Written by Dr. Sara Gottfriend

Have you ever wondered if models and movie stars know weight loss secrets they aren't sharing?

Studies show that the ability to lose weight is hard for most of us, especially as we age. Most women over 35 have experienced the frustration of a sluggish metabolism.

Plus, dieting can be exhausting. The need for constant discipline, restricting food options, and feeling deprived can kill motivation.  It's understandable to want a quick fix with a pill or diet plan that promises overnight results. In reality, the challenge with long term weight loss is much deeper.

One thing missing from the weight loss conversation is the connection between the brain to the body.  When we fail to address how our brain impacts our body, it’s a setup for failure because the brain affects not only our weight set point, but our mood, energy, and motivation to succeed.

The research into the brain and body brings hope for women who’ve hit a weight plateau.

 Let’s face it, losing weight is usually a dreadful experience.  After making progress, seeing positive body changes and loving how jeans fit, your body slams on the brakes.

Why does this happen? And what does it take to break through a weight loss plateau?

In this article, you'll learn how the secret inner workings of the female brain directly influence weight loss. You'll see how the brain regulates body fat and what you can do when the inevitable plateau comes along.

Key Insights You’ll Discover In This Article:

  1. The brain and body need to communicate with each other for long term weight loss to occur.
  1. Everyone has a weight their brain tries to maintain their body at called your “set-point.”
  1. Comparable to a house thermostat, your brain regulates body weight by a mechanism called the 'adipostat.'

If you've tried to lose weight in the past, only to have it creep back over time, it's not your fault. Rather, it might be your brain/body set point that is holding you back.

Here's the good news, Dr. Sara Gottfried has cracked the code on how to reset that “set-point” in the brain. This matters because it can help you lose the extra weight, and keep it off.  Her protocol restores balance to the brain/body and helps you achieve your body weight goals.

Here are five insights based on her scientific protocol you can use to lower your body weight set point:

#1. Insulin is the Gatekeeper of Your Metabolism

No one enjoys feeling hungry, tired, or out of energy.  Typically, these symptoms occur when insulin in our body isn't functioning well.  Our system becomes imbalanced from stress, improper diet, and a busy lifestyle.

Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar.  It affects our mood, thoughts, performance, and storage of fat.  Weight loss is much easier when you balance insulin. It is the gatekeeper of our metabolism. When you get your insulin balanced and functioning properly your well on the way to breaking through a plateau.

# 2.  Regenerate Your Thyroid Gland

A tiny gland in our throat area plays a huge role in many hormone functions throughout the brain and body.  One thyroid hormone in particular; T3 needs to be present as it is one of the keys to helping us lose or gain weight.   T3 has to go through a conversion process from the hormone T4 to do its’ job. The body needs the right nutrients to do this, or the thyroid slows down.

If we eat sugar, junk food, or have a virus affecting the thyroid, etc. our hormone production slows.  The solution? Give the thyroid the right nutrients; two of these are Inositol and Selenium. These are key for the thyroid to release hormones that positively affect our metabolism.  This is a crucial part of lowering the set point for your body.

# 3.  Regulate Cortisol by Controlling Stress

It’s no secret that stress causes inflammation, which causes an array of health problems.  Has your face ever looked a little puffy, joints ever felt stiff or brain felt foggy? That’s inflammation. It creates havoc in our brain and body.  We can't see the tightening of our arteries, bad bacteria in our gut, or hormones that are imbalanced but after 35 we begin to feel it.

We have found two key nutrients that can help lower stress.  They work around the clock to improve the situation - Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Rhodiola.   They have the power to reduce stress both mentally and in the body. There isn’t a prescription medication available that can do that without adding a long list of side effects.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids reduce inflammation and improves our cardiovascular health.  This lowers rates of heart disease, dementia, arthritis, and depression. The body cannot make Omega-3 by itself, so we need it in food or a supplement.  It aids weight loss and improves brain function as it goes straight to the source.

Rhodiola regulates cortisol, mental stress, and relieves burnout.  It’s demonstrated an ability to reduce both anxiety and fatigue in as little as three days.  Plus, it’s an adaptogenic herb that will work with your body to aid whatever hormone is lacking.  Both nutrients are excellent options for anyone who has stress in their lives!

#4. Vitamin D Actually “Does a Body Good”

Vitamin D plays a vital role in hormonal regulation.  Low levels contribute to slow thyroid function and other hormone disruptions.  It aids the absorption of calcium and minerals that boost our immune system and supports bone and teeth health.

Vitamin D is also key to maintaining a harmonious body and brain connection.  Most vitamins and nutrients can’t absorb in the body without another to help out.  Everything interconnects between our brain and body; no cell operates in isolation.

An example is Calcium and Vitamin D, too much calcium without Vitamin D hinders absorption.  The end result is that we get calcium clogging our arteries!

Vitamin D also helps with correcting set point weight, allowing the thyroid to release hormones.  This will happen when you ingest the nutrients that Dr. Sara recommends and follow the 40 day protocol she outlines in Brain Body Diet.

#5. Green Tea Polyphenols - The Best in the West (and East)

Green tea polyphenols are well known for their history of fat burning properties. They also get our system up to speed in other beneficial ways too.  Green tea has very unique health benefits by improving your microbiome (intestinal bacteria balance).

Make no mistake, the right combination of nutrients can reset your brain and body.  

Unfortunately, even with a diet rich in whole foods, it’s almost impossible to get all the nutrients your brain/body needs.  It’s why Dr. Sara created SET POINT, a daily supplement pack containing the essential brain/body vitamins to help improve brain function and lower body weight set point.

Your medical doctor can prescribe a variety of medications, but you don’t need a prescription to take SET POINT. For the first time, you can get all the brain/body balancing supplements you need in one daily packet.

It’s clear you need a balanced brain/body system or you’ll continue to struggle. A solution to your stalled progress is closer than ever before. You don’t have to wait any longer to reset your brain/body, try SET POINT for thirty days and experience the effects yourself.

Not sure you’re ready for SET POINT - take the quiz to find out your Brain Body Score and discover if you might have brain related weight issues:

Try the new SET POINT system risk-free. For a limited time, when you buy SET POINT, you can get Dr. Sara’s newest book Brain Body Diet free (saving $29).


About The Author:
Dr. Sara Gottfriend


Sara Gottfried MD is a board-certified physician scientist and three time New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Gottfried graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and completed residency at the University of California at San Francisco.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Gottfried has seen more than 25,000 patients, and specializes in identifying the underlying cause of her patients’ conditions to achieve true and lasting health transformations, not just symptom management. She is a wife, mom, and certified yoga teacher who grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.

Her three bestselling books include: The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and her latest, Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. Her new book, Brain Body Diet delivers a revolutionary 40-day program to reconnect the brain and body to prevent and reverse the myriad symptoms and diseases afflicting millions of women