Untitled DocumentCheri Sicard Interviews
Suzanne Somers: Well, stress definitely blocks estrogen receptors, especially at my age, which means your estrogen levels drop even lower at this age. That's where the weight gain comes, when your estrogen level lowers. I understand from a physiological standpoint, but you really need a doctor to explain it and even then you will never understand it.
So what has to happen along with Somercising, is hormone replacement. My next book is going to be about this. I have figured it out! I am sailing through this period, this passage of my life. I am enjoying it probably the most I have ever enjoyed my life. I have my hormones balanced.
When your estrogen levels drop it's your body's signal that you are no longer in childbearing years. Well, as you are losing your hormones, that also means your bones are going to get brittle. You know what I am going to do for you (this is the body talking), being that your estrogen is dropping I am going to pad you up around the areas where you are most likely to slip and fall and break those brittle bones that are happening because you have no estrogen left in them.
Cheri Sicard: That explains a lot.
Suzanne Somers: So what has to happen along with Somercising, is hormone replacement. My next book is going to be about this. I have figured it out! I am sailing through this period, this passage of my life. I am enjoying it probably the most I have ever enjoyed my life. I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it's doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones we die. In order to have quality of life at this age on, you really need to replace what you have lost. You do that by blood tests. Blood tests will indicate if you are a little low on this, you need a little more of that. You balance it out that way.
Stress effects it, so when you have a high stress period your progesterone may go down or your estrogen may come down or go up. Everybody is different. It takes a little more work than slapping on a patch or taking synthetic hormones. But the results are really the fountain of youth, I think. It's just amazing how good you feel when you are balanced. Couple that with Somercizing, which re-trains your metabolism to work at optimum, and I find that you can stay in really great shape at this age. Really feel good, look good and be in control of your weight rather than your weight being in control of you.
It just requires that shift in thinking that I keep talking about. You can't continue doing things the same old way. They are no longer going to serve you well. You have to commit. I think the biggest word is commit. I hear women say to me all the time, and men -- I want to, I want to. I always say you can want all you want and that's all you will get is want. What you have to do is commit and say: today I am going to do this and commit to it. It's amazing when you decide that this is the day I am going to do it, it starts happening. Then it gets easy.
Cheri Sicard: How much actual exercise do you do? What's your personal fitness routine like?
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