Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, which includes the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup teaches women how to thrive at every stage of life.
In her book “The Wisdom of Menopause” 2001, pages 205-06 she states: “Most peri menopausal women do best when they keep their blood sugar stable throughout the day by eating frequent, smaller meals. I recommend a snack around four in the afternoon, right during the time when blood sugar, mood, and serotonin tend to plummet. This snack can keep you from overeating at night when you get home. (If you don’t, you’re apt to begin your evening meal the minute you get home and then end it when you go to bed, in a desperate attempt to make up for a full day’s worth of deprivation).”
I believe Gillian has said, we start doing something for one reason, then continue it for another. Those of us no longer in a peri menopausal stage may be continuing to hear the bell ring.