The Bossa Bar Story
31 Million women between the ages of 45 - 64
experience menopause symptoms every day in the United States
and the fact that the majority of my sisters in The Pause feel generally off-kilter, sweaty, bloated, and often embarrassed to talk about this phase in their life is UNACCEPTABLE!
For most of us, the time between peri and post-menopause is HARD! Because my mother had a hysterectomy I didn't have a point of reference, so I set out to discover what menopause would mean for me and through my journey, stumbled on a new business - energy bars formulated for women perimenopause to post to help support daily nutritional needs and keep that sneaky extra 10 pounds under control!
So here's the full story and I look forward to hearing your Meno journey too!
Finding myself with more time on my hands than ever (I've been a business coach for women entrepreneurs for over 20 years and a recent empty nester), I decided at 55 it was time to lose my menopause belly and become as healthy as possible. I slowly transitioned to a mostly plant-based diet made up of lots of greens, topped with healthy fats, grains, nuts, and seeds, and started riding my stationary bike. My biggest challenge of all turned out to be snacking - sweets, salty, or BOTH! I had to find a healthier way to satisfy those powerful cravings beyond a box of cookies or a bag of salty chips. Ugh!
Through a bit of trial and error, my saving grace was the energy bars I started making to keep that craving monster from sabotaging all my effort. Being able to have a reasonably sized and satisfying treat resulted in me losing 10 pounds, less brain fog, less fatigue, and overall feeling 10x better!
Because of how great I was feeling, I knew I had to help all of my "Pause Sisters" feel better and tame their belly fat as well. So, in August of 2020, I and a mostly menopausal team of experts turned my plant-based gluten-free recipe into delicious and nutritious female formulated energy bars that help women navigate the menopause years with confidence and ease; aka #menolikeaboss!
Julie Gordon White
Founder & Menopause Sisters
P.S I would love to hear about your menopause journey! Please reach out via the Contact page and I promise to reply to every message!