What is PLATE?
PLATE is a weight management program designed specifically for women near or over 50. The program was developed in collaboration with Dr. Kathryn Waldrep, practicing OB-Gyn, with 35 years of experience in treating and counseling women from childbearing age to end of life. She has witnessed firsthand the havoc hormones play on a woman’s weight and her ability to lose weight.
After menopause, a woman’s metabolism is likely to go down 10 to 20% each decade. Diets that work well for younger women and men do not work for the postmenopausal woman. The eating program follows what Dr. Waldrep recommends for this age group; more protein, adequate nutrient-rich vegetables, minimal fruits, healthy fats, additional calcium and drastically reducing sugar intake.