If you're not following Dr. Mary Claire Haver on Intsagram or Tik Tok are you even taking charge of your midlife wellness journey? We are rabid fan girls over here. Soaking up every post, stitch and gem of knowledge she shares.
Her latest book The Galveston Diet is your must perimenopause and menopause companion. Don't be triggered by the word 'diet' - it refers to diet in terms of optimal nutrition and lifestyle shifts to support us during these years.
Dr. Haver is a board-certified OB/GYN and a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. She developed her groundbreaking protocol as an online subscriber program and has helped thousands of women reset and reimagine health and wellness during perimenopause and menopause.
And of course...If you feel like you're gaining weight even though you haven't changed your diet or exercise habits, (here, here!), you're not alone.
For years, Dr. Mary Claire Haver's patients asked her the same question. As an OB/GYN, she used to advise them to eat less and exercise more. But that advice didn't work, especially for women. We tend to store fat, have a hard time accessing stored fat as active fuel, and hormonal fluctuations in midlife can exacerbate the situation.
Dr. Haver found herself in the same predicament as her patients, with the added issues of low energy, hot flashes, and brain fog. So she set out to develop a nutrition program that would work for her and her patients. Her program focuses on the physiological factors affecting women and is designed to achieve permanent weight loss and reduce menopausal symptoms.
The Galveston Diet is the result of Dr. Haver's hard work. It's named after her hometown and has helped nearly 100,000 women achieve their weight loss goals, with delicious recipes, six weeks of easy-to-follow meal plans, shopping lists, and success stories from women who have changed their lives on this plan.
Once again, The Galveston Diet is not your run-of-the-mill weight loss plan. It's a conversation changer, uniquely designed specifically for women going through this midlife transition. It takes into account the physiological factors of our hormonal transitional years, focuses on optimizing hormones, improving gut health, and reducing inflammation to help us lose the stubborn perimenopause/menopause triggered weight shifts ( you'll learn about the vital difference between visceral vs. subcutaneous fat) and improve overall health.
The Galveston Diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat plan, designed to be sustainable over the long term. It encourages healthy fats, such as avocado, olive oil, and nuts, as well as protein and non-starchy vegetables. The plan focuses on what to eat and what to cut back on, so we don't our spike insulin levels and contribute to inflammation and weight gain.
In addition to dietary recommendations, the Galveston Diet also emphasizes lifestyle factors that will support overall wellness during this time, such as how best to get enough sleep, manage stress, engage in regular exercise...all which can help to rebalance hormones and reduce inflammation.
You can buy it here on Amazon!
National bestselling author Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a passionate women’s health advocate. She developed an innovative solution to help women in menopause lose weight, burn fat, and feel more confident in their skin.The Galveston Diet cuts through fat-shaming and diet fads, empowering members to understand the science behind anti-inflammatory nutrition. Dr. Haver is a wife, mom, physician, and entrepreneur. She wears many hats and she knows you do too. That is why she created a program that works with your busy life and is sustainable for life!
Mary Claire Haver, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN and a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. She developed her groundbreaking weight loss protocol as an online subscriber program, through which she has helped thousands of women lose weight, burn fat, and get in shape permanently. Dr. Haver lives with her husband and two daughters in Galveston, Texas.