A patient-proven eating and lifestyle program to balance nutrition and sustain weight loss--including more than 40 delicious recipes and 6 weeks of meal plans--tailored to women in midlife. Time and again, this is the question Dr. Mary Claire Haver's patients asked. At first, a practicing OB/GYN, she'd dutifully advise what she'd been taught in medical school: eat less and work out more. But that standard advice didn't solve the problem because back then she--and so many other doctors--hadn't taken into account the physiological factors affecting women. They tend to store fat, they can have a hard time accessing that stored fat as active fuel, and their hormonal fluctuations in midlife exacerbate the situation. Then, Dr. Haver found herself in this exact predicament with the added issues of low energy, hot flashes, and brain fog. So she set out to develop a nutrition program that would meet her own and her patients' needs once and for all.