There is no doubt that menopause is one of the biggest changes a woman’s body undergoes. Apart from the symptoms it brings, body fat, cellulite, and those extra kilos accumulate in areas that we really don´t want it to!
it seems to appear very rapidly without us noticing, so what can we do, is it impossible to remove this stubborn excess weight and fat?
One of the most characteristic symptoms of this stage of life is weight gain, and with it, the difficulty of losing it. There are many women who throw in the towel, exhausted by trying, by all means possible to remove those extra kilos and cannot achieve it. This extra weight usually forms around the tummy and hip area.
So what actually happens to cause this?
This weight gain is caused by hormonal changes that occur, especially the increase of estrogen, which had the ability to metabolize fat. That is when we begin to see fewer muscles and more Michelin Tyres! especially in the abdomen area. Estrogen is quite happy housing itself in this area, so the secret is to do all we can to remove this fat, including the estrogen within it.
Obviously, it goes without saying that this excess weight is much more than an aesthetic problem. However, we must remember that it is vital to control this extra weight for a great many reasons.
It can be associated with diseases as serious as:
- Cognitive impairment
- Breast and/or colon cancer
How to lose weight during menopause
We cannot deny it, losing weight during menopause is not a simple task, but also not impossible. Of course, every woman is built differently with different metabolism. For some women it is easy but others have to work hard at it. If you are one of them, do not be discouraged! You can achieve it! How?
Leading a sedentary life not only encourage weight gain during menopause but also it can cause cardiovascular issues and bone diseases.
Doing some daily exercise strengthens muscles and burns fat, even if this is done slowly, but it is effective. Tai Chi and Yoga are ideal forms of exercise to build up your body during menopause. Don´t give up!!
Diet and eating habits are very important.
We are not talking about dieting, but about learning to eat, everything healthy, but in the right measures. The Mediterranean idea is the most recommended by experts to be adopted and to keep extra kilos at bay.
Keto Diet is also highly recommended, this form of eating will provide you with the correct amount of fats and proteins which in turn will help you achieve a better weight loss without feeling miserable because you can´t eat the foods you love.
One of the major keys to losing weight in Menopause is to eat your carbs and fats at lunchtime, try to eat fruit and salads after 6 pm, heavy meals will affect your digestive system and also encourage hormonal migraines.
The time you take your meals will have to be combined with your lifestyle. But try to eat your last meal at least 3 hours before you go to be. Be sure that this meal or snack does not include: Wheat, Milk (dairy products) Rice, Pasta and Potatoes.
No stress – this has to go!
Leading a relaxed life is very important to avoid gaining weight. It is estimated that stress is one of the main causes of becoming overweight at any stage of a woman’s life, and even more in menopause! Gentle exercises like Tai Chi or Qigong help to relax and so does meditation. This can take around 15 minutes of your day and so worth it.
Don’t forget to hydrate
Drinking water and herbal teas, especially green tea, helps to eliminate liquids while keeping your skin hydrated. Dryness is one of the symptoms of menopause. This can include vaginal dryness, facial dryness, and overall skin. Use a good moisturizer and use it daily.
Our advisor has a wealth of knowledge and experience guiding women to adopt a holistic approach to menopause, peri-menopause and general hormone imbalance symptoms. Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Weight gain in menopause is generally caused by hormonal imbalance, including cortisol raising estrogen levels, so what would be the best thing to do to control these female hormones progesterone and estrogen?
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