HWHR-Weight Loss and the Midlife Runner - She Runs Eats Performs

Episode 1

Published on:

7th Sep 2020

HWHR-Weight Loss in Midlife

HWHR-Weight Loss in Midlife

Are you in, or approaching, midlife and finding weight loss is so much more difficult to achieve?

In this mini episode we give you a snapshot into the weight loss challenges many midlife female runners face.

We delve into some of the key potential contributors to weight gain in midlife including the effects of stress and a woman’s energy needs at this time.

We then move on to discuss some important but simple nutrition and lifestyle changes YOU could make to support you as you transition through menopause.

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Show Notes


Discussing some of the body changes women tend to notice as they move into midlife and discovering some of the underlying reasons for potential weight gain and difficulty in achieving weight loss. 


Do women have to be concerned about how much they eat during this midlife period?


Recognising the need to adapt daily food intake in accordance with the changes in individual energy needs with a focus on menstruation and the potential to overeat healthy foods.  


Moving on to concentrate on some nutrition and lifestyle changes a midlife female runner could consider introducing to minimise the weight gain effects of hormonal changes during peri/menopause.  


Key takeaways:

  • Complete a LIFESTYLE Audit – check if any of the foundations are a barrier to success – address them 
  • Follow the suggestions we’ve made today (join us on FREE TRAINING to get more insights) 
  • CONSISTENCY/will get you results 
  • Monitor “body composition” not body weight – a tape measure or body composition scales



The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and

advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact

your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.

Aileen Smith and Karen Campbell met at as nutrition students (Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London) and became lifelong friends and nutritional buddies! Both have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living.

Together they host RUNNERS HEALTH HUB. A place for like-minded runners who are looking for simple ways to support running performance, energy, endurance, and general great health.

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Aileen and Karen


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About the Podcast

She Runs Eats Performs
for mid-life female runners of all abilities
Are you confused about the science around nutrition for runners? Listen in to learn about the WHY, HOW, WHAT, and WHEN of eating to fuel your running performance.

We are here to help you translate sports nutritional science, into easy to apply tips and plans, helping you enjoy peak running performance. We focus on the FEMALE FACTORS every mid-life woman needs to know to be a healthy runner.

About your host

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Aileen Smith

Nutritionists, Educators, Podcasters, Runners and Friends

We have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living. She Runs Eats Performs for female runners of all abilities who are looking for simple ways to improve their running performance and their health with nutrition and lifestyle.
We enjoy sharing our nutritional expertise, reviewing the latest sports science and most of all helping you to take easy action so you can enjoy your running life to the full.
We are here to help you achieve great health and good shape whilst staying injury-free with easy-to-understand sports nutritional concepts and easy-to-implement tips and plans.

Aileen and Karen are BANT and CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapists.