#348: How Changing Up Your Diet in 6 Days Can Bust You Through a Stubborn Weight Plateau with Dr. Anna Cabeca

If You Want To Stop Stubborn Weight and Transition to Menopause Gracefully, You Should:

  1. Remember to embrace life’s transitions and take a moment to pause and reflect
  2. Assess your relationship with food and alcohol by taking 6-day steps to see what works for your body
  3. Use natural remedies like food, essential oils, and menu pausing to get you where you want to be

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Episode Summary

There is an insane amount of conflicting advice out there when it comes to staying healthy as we transition into menopause and throughout this new phase of our life. Many of us are confused about what is going on with our hormones, health, and overall wellbeing once we hit our 40s and beyond. While menopause is a natural transition that nobody gets to skip, suffering through it is totally optional.

Food Is Medicine with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple board-certified physician and hormone expert. After being devastated by an early menopause diagnosis at age 38, she set out on a personal wellness journey that reversed her menopause side effects and resulted in the delivery of a healthy baby girl at the age of 41. She has changed the lives of thousands of women across the globe through her empowering transformation programs. Her new book, MenuPause, helps women get unstuck from weight plateaus and other menopause symptoms through the power of food as medicine.

Enjoying the Beauty of Pausing

There is a good chance you have probably been told to take a pause in a moment of anxiety or frustration. But what if you took a pause when it comes to the way you eat? Pausing how you eat, and evaluating how your food impacts you, is one of the best ways to reset your life and make the necessary changes to see powerful results when it comes to your health.

Dr. Anna sees beauty in the pauses of our lives. Taking a moment to be inquisitive around what is serving you and what is not when it comes to your diet, and overall wellbeing can help you get to the bottom of what is sabotaging you. What is impactful on your body may not be impactful on someone else’s, which is why it is up to you to become aware of how the things you are eating are taking you off course.

6 Days Is All It Takes

In her new book, Dr. Anna has created five different menu plans that last for six days, which can help you pause, check in with yourself, assess how food impacts you, and learn what you need to do to move forward with your healing journey. 

These foundational protocols can help you age gracefully, improve metabolic flexibility, support your immune system, and help you leverage food as medicine through menopause and beyond. By getting into a state of ketosis in a healthy way for your unique phase of health and life, you can manage your inflammation, alleviate your stubborn weight plateaus, and harness the medicinal power of food.

Are you ready to change up your diet to find out how you can go back to living your best, symptom-free life? Share your thoughts on this episode with me in the comments below!


“Menopause seems like such a fearful transition, but it is a pause in our lives. And it can be magic on the other side.” (9:26)

“I no longer have to fake being happy. I feel it.” (13:55)

“Each of the plans brings another edge, another twist, another fine-tuning, another area of insight like being able to see what is serving us and what isn’t serving us, what we need to let go of, and what okay.” (23:42)

“We are all so individual. We have to meet each one with where we are at right now.” (31:22)

“As we go through menopause, there is this transition. There is a hormonal transition, a physiologic transition. And I always say, menopause is mandatory and natural. Suffering is optional.” (37:08)

In This Episode

  • Why you need to embrace every moment of transition as a time of pause and reflection in life (8:33)
  • How to pause how you are eating and when you are eating to create food freedom and better metabolic health (15:52)
  • Tips for utilizing the Keto-Green method and fasting in order to support your hormones (21:38)
  • What to do if you are struggling with stubborn weight issues and how to get to the root cause of your imbalance (25:02)
  • How to lead by example when it comes to what is serving you and what you need to let go (35:51)

Resources Mentioned

Use Promo Code ‘podcast’ for 10% off your order of Essentially Whole Magnesium Restore Supplement

MenuPause by Dr. Anna Cabeca

Keto-Green Recipe E-Book

Take the Menu Pause Quiz Here

Dr. Anna Cabeca Website

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Related Episodes

Essentially You Episode #188: The Low-Down on Hormones and How to Get Your Mojo Back in Menopause With Dr. Anna Cabeca 

Essentially You Episode #346: Why Are We Struggling to Lose Weight and How Does It Tie to Food Addiction? With Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

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