Monthly Archives: January 2013

This week here at Fab Over 40 we’re hosting Fashion Flash! There’s all kinds of exciting happenings around the web targeted for women over 40 and we have it all right here just for you! So grab that cup of tea, sit back and enjoy reading what the women of Fashion Flash have to say this week.


London sets the agenda to change attitudes with its first-ever plus size fashion show.


Can’t find pants that fit? Jackie Silver from found an innovative company that has overhauled fashion sizing for the perfect fit for any body type.

Prime BeautyFinally there is over the counter help for menopausal women! Prime Beauty reviews a new line from Poise plus gives you a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card!

StanessLogoThe recommended healthy body fat percentiles increases slightly with age.  Are you at a healthy body fat percentage? Find out using the free health calculator.


Wellness is a balancing act. This week Moving Free With Mirabai gives a tool for quality of life, the Wellness Mandala.

FabulousAfter40Are you trying to put together a fabulous wardrobe on a budget over 40 and not sure what’s worth spending your money on? Get some great tips from The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 to help you know when to save or splurge.

FOFLogo_Color_withtaglineFab Over Fifty’s style experts share their fool-proof job interview outfit picks!

Best of Everything After 50

A major new study shows that Vitamin D is not only “the little vitamin that could,” helping to keep lots of diseases and illnesses at bay, but it’s safe. Taking this every day is probably one of the best gifts you’ll ever give yourself.

FemaleFatloss_FA-1How many calories should I be eating? Female Fat Loss Over 40 expert, Shawna K has a formula to help.

noDeb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog explores a popular beauty vitamin.

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What’s your percent of body fat?

Body Fat Percentile

As we get older our body fat percentile changes.  Body fat percentile provides the most accurate estimate of body composition and is an indication of the percent of your body that is made of fat.

Normal body fat percent for women is 20 to 30.

In women, below 17 is extreme low body fat; between 30 to 33, high body fat; and above 34, extremely high body fat or obese.

The recommended healthy body fat percentiles increase slightly with age.

Body Fat Standards for Women Recommended by Age Group

20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 50 to 59 69+
Very low <16 <17 <18 <19 <20
Low 16-19 17-20 18-21 19-22 20-23
Optimal 20-28 21-29 22-30 23-31 24-32
Moderately high 29-31 30-32 31-33 32-33 33-35
High >31 >32 >33 >34 >35

Do you have a healthy percent of body fat?

Body Fat Percentage calculator, click here.

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Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash featuring my favorite beauty, health and style bloggers. Great tips and information this week!

The Fashion Flash community welcomes our newest blogger Barbara from the Best of Everything After 50!

Do you need a reason to get up and move your body every single day?

Consider doing what I did: rescue a dog!

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It’s the middle of winter. If you’re experiencing dull dry winter skin like Cindy over at Prime Beauty, you’ll want to read her review of Patyka Intensive Moisturising Mask and give yourself the give of dewy skin.

Fab Over 40

See what works for Fab Over 40’s winter dry skin and enter to win your own winter survival kit.


Lena Dunham Triumphs in More Ways Than One by Shrugging Off Stern’s Fat Girl Comment and Winning Two Golden Globes For Girls.

No Nonesense Beauty Blog

Have you read about the stem cell facelift?  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog separates fact from fiction.

Are you short and looking for ways to camouflage your tummy over 40?   The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have some tips for you that will take the attention away from your mid-section and fool the eye into seeing a longer, leaner you.

Fab Over 50

Were their Golden Globe gowns gorg? Or should we wish them better luck at the Oscars? Fab Over Fifty wants you to cast your vote!

Female Fat Loss Over 40

Looking to tighten and tone your abs while getting lean all over? Female Over 40 expert, Shawna K has a video workout for you.

Aging Backwards

Is it possible to have thicker hair in 10 seconds? Jackie Silver from has discovered the fastest shortcut to luxurious, thick hair.
Moving forward with Mirabai Hollender

Why is it so hard to keep New Year’s Fitness Resolutions?  This week Moving Free with Mirabai Holland brings you 5 Myths you should know about.

FabOverFifty is hosting the ultimate Menopause Makeover giveaway worth over $1,600! Amazing gifts and 12 weeks of personal consultation with moi!  Ready to lose weight?  Manage menopause symptoms? Start feeling normal again?  Hurry and enter today!
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Fashion Flash

Shawna Kaminski from Female Fat Loss Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash.  Check out the latest health, beauty and styling tips from my favorite bloggers.

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I’m hosting the Fashion Flash this week and have some great posts for you. Take a look:

First up, I have a fun post called ‘I Can Do Anything, (so can you)’ where I share a silly story along with a great video workout.

Dear Crabby from has birth control advice during perimenopause. Check out the most popular forms of birth control.

Cindy from Prime Beauty reviews her Top 10 Beauty Picks in 2012 for Over 40 Women!

It’s time to think spring beauty! Fab Over 40 shares one collection that has the hottest shades for spring.

New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Jackie Silver from has found a shortcut tofitness and a contest to give you incentive.

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What is Fab Over Fifty founder Geri Brin’s “secret ingredient” when she bakes? It’s not what you think!Plus, win it!

Now that the holidays are over, Jodell at Black Cat Plus talks about the versatility of wearing dresses from work to weekend and for just about any occasion.

Do you wear black most of the time because you think it makes you look thinner? Get some tips from The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 on how to use color to make you look slimmer when you’re dressing over 40.

Elvis wasn’t the only one getting the benefit from vibrating his hips. Vibration platforms may be helping women with Osteoporosis get stronger and prevent falls. With that said, a little old fashion balance exercise can help too. Find out how at Moving Free with Mirabai.

Deb of  No-Nonsense Beauty Blog compares the benefits of flaxseed oil and flaxseed meal.

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Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash New Year’s Edition hosted by the fabulous Jodell @BlackCatPlus

Happy New Year! We have some great posts today from our fabulous Fashion Flash women!

Fab Over 40 shares with us some wintertime skincare tips from Dr. David Bank, Director at the Center for Dermatology in Mt. Kisco, NY.

Smile your way into 2013! Jackie Silver at has tooth tips from the dental academy.

Win an amazing FabOverFifty Menopause Makeover Giveaway worth over $1,600!  Win 12 weeks of personal consultation with Staness Jonekos, author of The Menopause Makeover, and lots of fabulous goodies.  Create the makeover of a lifetime in 2013!

How do you look professional yet stylish when it comes to casual career dressing when you’re over 40?  The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have some advice on some must-have wardrobe pieces to wear to the office.

Too simple, or simply perfect? Fab Over Fifty wants to know what you think of this look!

New Year, New You. Lose weight and get in shape. Great tips this week at Moving Free with Mirabai.

Planning on going on a diet this January? Maybe you should rethink that idea. Female Over Fat Loss Over 40 Expert, Shawna K, tells you why.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty BLog  looks at the beauty benefits of grapefruit.

Prime Beauty is having fun creating a plethora of nail looks with Le Metier de Beaute’s Holiday Nail Lacquers. The Deck the Nails duo are shimmering overlays and Bright as Night are deep jewel tones including the new Pantone color for 2013-Emerald! See what combinations she created!

Happy Reading and Have a Happy New Year! May All of your Dreams Come True!


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Heather’s Story

Heather’s Menopause Makeover Story

BEFORE                                                            AFTER

Age:  38

I am 38 and lost 52 pounds.  Yipee!!!  I went from a size 14 to a 4!  I proudly strutted myself into my high school reunion knowing I weighed just a couple of pounds less than I did when I graduated!

I had a total abdominal hysterectomy at the age of 29 – my doctor left one ovary to keep me from going through menopause.  Six months later, I was back in surgery to remove a large cyst.

Two months after that, the cyst had returned and the ovary was removed just before my 30th birthday.  An estrogen patch was slapped on me in the recovery room and I was on estrogen therapy for 5 years.

The weight gain seemed unstoppable and I became miserable.  I did not want to go anywhere or do anything.

Then I found Staness’ Menopause Makeover – this changed my world!  Her words made me realize that even though I was young, I did not have to PAUSE!

It took time, but I have found myself again!  I have more confidence and even made my way to my 20th high school reunion this past fall!

Thank you Staness for showing me the way to gain strength I never thought I had!

PS:  Here are the before and after pics I promised…you can see that my sweet little family has reaped the benefits of your program. I cannot thank you enough for the motivation, tools, and support!

BTW – The after pic was taken before my son’s first band concert.  He has struggled with asthma since pre-school and has been doing so much better!

I am a much happier person than I was in July of 2010!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!!
CONGRATS Heather – you are truly an inspiration!  You did it!  Me-No-Pause!  Wahoooo!
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FabOverFifty Giveaway Worth Over $1,600

Karin from Detroit won this Menopause Makever – CONGRATS!

One lucky FOF will win a Menopause Makeover with author and women’s health expert, Staness Jonekos. Staness will assess your menopause symptoms, eating, exercise habits, and day-to-day life, then help you create a custom 12-week plan to help you manage your menopause and lose weight. You’ll get a copy ofThe Menopause Makeover and Staness’ top ten products for surviving menopause and achieving a healthy lifestyle. Plus, she’ll personally check in with you throughout the 12 weeks to make sure you’re on track for a brand new bod by springtime.

You’ll win:
A. Personal consultation with Staness Jonekos,
author of The Menopause Makeover. She’ll help create a
custom plan so you can take control of your health and
beauty using the Menopause Makeover 8-step, 12-week plan.
The winner receives a 2-hour introductory phone
consultation followed with a weekly one hour call
the remaining 11 weeks.
B. A signed copy of her book, The Menopause Makeover
C. Replens, long-lasting vaginal moisturizer
D. FabOverFifty yoga instructional DVD
E. CoolJams moisture-wicking sleepwear, panties and a
F. ColdFront, personal cooling system
G. Aloe Cadabra organic lubricant sampler
H. Wicked Sheets, a set of moisture-wicking sheets in
white orbeige, your choice of size

About Menopause Makeover author Staness Jonekos:Staness Jonekos got engaged for the first time at age 47. Thrilled to have finally met “Mr. Right,” the award-winning television producer began planning the wedding of her dreams. Three months later, she “slammed in to menopause” and was in the middle of “a living nightmare.”

Her book, The Menopause Makeover (Harlequin 2010) chronicles Staness’s journey through months of research, doctor visits, diets and hormones in an effort to get her life and her body back before her wedding day. The result: a straightforward, expertly-researched guide to managing your menopause based on her own 12-week turnaround.

Ladies this is a FABULOUS giveaway, click here to enter today!!!!

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