How I Lost 40 Pounds Forever And Got Through Menopause Without Hormone Replacement Therapy
Today we’d like to introduce you to Gianna Miceli.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Something happened to me that no woman expects is going to happen, or is even prepared for it to happen. When I turned 40, I was looking so amazing “for my age”, that many of my fabulous clients told me to write a book about looking good over 40, so I started to write a book about things I call “the beauty mafia” of New York City. As I was writing this book, over the course of the next year, I got fat, sick, and tired. I got so fat, sick, and tired that I could barely get out of bed to do my job, and being self employed, calling in sick was never an option. I left home at 16, and felt like I had finally made it in the biggest city of all, NYC, and I was living this amazing life. I had financial security for the first time in my life, and it was being taken away from me by my now declining health! I was terrified about my future. I did what every woman who wants to fix this problem does. I hired a trainer. I ate bodybuilding foods. I saw many doctors. I took vitamins. I did crazy amounts of cardio. And I never lost one pound over the course of four years and after spending $18,000. All of those activities only made me even more fat, sick, and tired. So then I got angry. Really really angry because my life was destroyed.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
No, success did not come easily. After I met this amazing woman who pointed me in the right direction about how to really fix my health, I became obsessed about finding more information that would not only help me lose fat, but optimize my health. It wasn’t enough to just be ok. I wanted to be fabulous. I wanted to be sexy again. I wanted to be exceptional no matter what age I was. So I found four fantastic naturopath doctors who became my mentors, and in two weeks of doing what the first doctor told me to do, I lost seven pounds, and it was the first time I had seen the needle on the scale move in over four years. It was beyond exciting!! I felt like I had control over my body and my health, but more important than that, was that I was in control of my future. So I solved a problem that over 30 million women have. I figured out that my weight gain was very menopause related, but not just menopause. A doctor’s prescription had destroyed my gut health. As I began to share the information with women in Facebook groups, I was met with tremendous anger, which really shocked me. Why wouldn’t they want the same success that I had? I came to see how programmed women are by the pharmaceutical industry. They are programmed that they need HRT or BHRT, or they think they will die from menopause. Literally.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
So what do I do to help women prepare for or dissipate an arduous menopause experience? Well, when I was fat, and I had run out of ideas about how to lose weight, I did the most humiliating thing of all. I went to a medical weight loss clinic, where a doctor tells you that your hormones are imbalanced, in bad ranges, and everything they say is way over your head. Then you get to sit in front of a young, beautiful girl who’s in her 20’s, with big fake boobs and four inch high heels, and she presents you with the $3,000 program that’s supposed to save your life. You’re crying. You’re desperate. And you’re taking out your credit card no matter what. When I discovered what I learned from naturopath doctors, but on an even deeper level physiologically, I knew I could package up the information and teach it to other women. So what I do is look for the root cause of every one of their symptoms from a physiological and functional nutrition point of view. Calories are in the light and are easy to address. Calories in and calories out might work in your 20’s, but when you’re over 40, you’re dealing with hormones. So I’ve been trained how to look for the hormone messaging breakdown which is keeping women fat over 40, and fix it using only nutrition and supplements. This is so easy to fix, women will be kicking themselves in the ass.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
The best piece of advice I can give to your reader to find success in their life is to make their health a NON-NEGOTIABLE. That means that you don’t burn the candle at both ends for financial rewards because who cares how much money you have when you can’t get out of bed. That means that you live your life conscientiously, so that as soon as the clothes you own get too tight, you address the fact that you’re putting on a few pounds before a few pounds becomes too many pounds. That means that you stop thinking you’re medically defective and need to see a doctor for everything, and you learn that when you have symptoms, your body is screaming at you that something much more deep is happening that you need to address. Additionally, when you think you look good, and feel good, you exude an energy that is irresistibly attractive and makes your life on fire! You become a charismatic, happy, incredible being who feels like she owns the world, and the world around you responds to that energy. Success is inevitable. Additionally, there is something that is so overlooked when you truly address your health. When you have impeccable gut health, which is the hormone messaging center, your mental clarity, brain power, and stamina are on fire and your life can be as well.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
To me, success means that I enjoy the freedom of being able to choose how I will spend my day, and that I enjoy my work, and that I’m making an impact on people’s lives. For instance, on the surface it looks like I sell a weight loss program for women over 40 to help them get through menopause, but today I got one of the most amazing text messages from a client that brought me to tears. My gal Beth wrote to me, “Just wanted to drop you a quick text to thank you for introducing me to your system. We celebrated my daughter’s wedding last weekend and I felt fantastic! Looked great in my dresses and had so many compliments on how good I looked. THANK YOU! ” What I ACTUALLY SELL, is confidence. Rockstar confidence. Because when you are in control, you will naturally feel amazing, happy, and like a rockstar. And look at the chain reaction. This woman will have the biggest natural smile on her face in her daughter’s wedding pictures for the rest of their lives and we all know, every woman dreads finding the right dress for this day as much as the bride does because all eyes will be on her that night as well and she doesn’t want to look or feel fat in it. My ladies get a text message affirmation in the morning, and then a voice message from me in the afternoon so they stay connected.
What’s next for you?
What’s next for me would be my own line of products and a call in radio show so I can take women’s questions in a format that will be heard by so many more than I can reach one on one. I have four books about menopause and about 52 podcasts so far, and while every woman has her own personal metabolic profile, the basics are the same. We have treated our bodies in a way that is not able to handle the changes and the medical community thinks we need synthetic drugs in our body to change that. It’s not really the sexual hormone drop that’s creating a woman’s menopause misery, it’s really that they’ve been living a lifestyle that has depleted their adrenals, which are now the backup system for creating the amount of estrogen & progesterone a mature woman needs. When women argue with me about this, I have only one question for them. Does your body know you’re running out of eggs? Because it does! You do not need as much estrogen as you used to, and when the adrenals are off, so is the thyroid, liver, kidneys, and digestive system, so it’s all like a symphony orchestra. When one is out of tune they all are. When the lightbulb goes off for women that this is so much easier to fix than the drama of hormones and medications, their entire lives change. When I fix a married woman’s health, I’ve saved a family.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
People can find me everywhere. My website is www.GiannaMiceli.com and I offer a $19 a month membership that offers them my 14 years of research, my books, my podcasts, blogs, and wholesale pricing on all the supplements I currently love and use every day. I literally share my exact blueprint to success, and I’ve kept forty pounds off for almost a decade now effortlessly. I’m very Google-able too. The best thing to do is to just join the membership, and after you sign up, you book a call for us to meet, and if I can’t help you, I’ll be 100% transparent with you that I can’t help. As long as you’re not a smoker or a vegan, I can most likely help you get rockstar confidence in your body, beauty, and bank accounts, and the reason I put bank accounts in the headline, is because right now there’s a trend called “gray divorce”, because the fastest growing demographic divorcing are people over 50, and the fastest growing demographic declaring bankruptcy are women over 70, and I don’t want you to be one of them. So give me 30 days of sharing my information with you, and if you don’t feel hopeful that you’re seeing something you’ve never seen before, I offer a 30 day money back guarantee. You get access to all my information online, on your phone, right there at your fingertips to look at anytime. Go to www.GiannaMiceli.com to sign up.