Is your waist expanding? Are you gaining all your weight on your upper body? Why does losing weight seem impossible now when it never did before? This book answers these frustrating questions.Finally, a weight loss plan for women over 35 that explains how hormones affect weight. But, women do not need to gain weight when they start hormone therapy or birth control pills... if they take the right ones!This book examines the remarkable advances in our scientific understanding of women's body metabolism, women's hormone balance, and women's unique patterns of weight gain during "hormonal milestones" in our lives that aren't reliably addressed by any other diet books.Women can finally put an end to deprivation, sweet cravings and low bloodsugar crashes. Dr. Vliet outlines an eating plan that maximizes metabolism, stabilizes blood sugar and boosts energy levels. By combining a balanced diet with adequate activity and proper hormone balance, midlife women can take their hormones and button their jeans too!