Start Eating Like A Woman

David, the man with whom I live, eats some type of pastry every single day, acting as if it’s the last day he’ll ever be able to consume cake again. He doesn’t gain an ounce. If I ate pastries every single day, I would look like the Goodyear blimp after about a month. No joke. I would.

If this scenario rings a bell, it should. We can eat exactly the same foods as our male friends and lovers (at exactly the same times), and exercise precisely the same way as they do, but our bodies, and our minds, will react quite differently.

I am sick and tired of reading about new diets that promise to change everything, from the size and shape of our bodies to the length of our lives to the level of our happiness. If I see Dr. Oz one more time on my Facebook newsfeed, hawking yet another revolutionary diet or supplement, I will scream. Most of it is pure baloney. You know it. I know it. Even Dr. Oz knows it, I suspect.

So, what’s a woman to do?

Here’s what: Order a new book, immediately, called Eat Like A Woman (and never diet again), by health advocate, Staness Jonekos, and women’s health expert, Dr. Marjorie Jenkins.

Eat Like A Woman (and never diet again) is based on scientific studies that confirm, at last, that what we eat and how we maintain our health and fitness should reflect our physiological, psychological and biochemical constitution, which is completely different from a man’s.

As the subtitle indicates, this is absolutely not a diet book. Like no other book that concerns eating, it teaches women what to eat, why we should eat it and when we should eat it!

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{FOF Woman of The Week} Staness Jonekos

I’ve known Staness Jonekos for four years and I’ve never met a woman quite like her.

She’s (really) smart. (Really) beautiful. (Really) real. Giving. Honest. Forthright. Determined. And she has a generous spirit. Since most of you won’t have the privilege to meet her in person, meet her here. Her new book, Eat Like A Woman (and never diet again), is as smart as she is.

Staness wants every single girl and woman to benefit from the scientific knowledge she’s amassed over the years about nutrition, health and fitness. She’s a true women’s health advocate and her biggest reward is our happiness and well being.

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{Tested} EstroAide Naturel

A few months ago, we asked FOFs why they wanted to try EstroAide Naturel Unique Menopausal Symptom Relief & Bone Health Support ($29.45 for 30 tablets).  The reviews are in! See what they have to say below.

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{Test This} EstroAide Naturel

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It’s getting hot, hot, hot.

We’re not talking about the weather! EstroAide Naturel Unique Menopausal Symptom Relief & Bone Health Support (retail value: $39.95 for 30 tablets) is a supplement new to the U.S. that targets menopause symptoms and supports long-term bone and breast health, according to the manufacturer. It contains Genistein, a phytohormone that “helps bone health and reduces hot flashes,” and lycopene, a phytochemical derived from tomatoes that relieves “episodes of profuse heat accompanied by sweating and flushing.” The supplement also includes Vitamin D, “which is essential for calcium absorption” and “important for bone health.” “EstroAide Naturel can start showing efficacy and improvement in symptoms within 14 days of daily use. Its effect on the bones is a longer-term process,” says a company spokesperson.

Can a capsule a day keep the hot flashes away? 50 FOFs will test this.

To enter, answer the question: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being most), how much are you bothered by hot flashes? 

50 FOFs will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes July 31, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.