Menopausal weight gain can have consequences more serious than outgrowing your favorite pair of jeans. Find out how middle age spread affects your body and what you can do about it.
Facts about Menopausal Weight Gain
1 - Understand estrogen.
As estrogen levels drop during menopause, your metabolism slows down. One of the main reasons for this is down to loss of muscle mass.
2 - Watch your waistline.
Extra pounds you gain after menopause are likely to turn into abdominal fat, which increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions. To optimise your health start your journey today if your waistline is 35 inches or more
3 - Check your thyroid.
Menopause and thyroid conditions can cause similar symptoms including increased weight, as well as depression and fatigue. Your doctor can advise you about whether you would benefit from testing.
4 - Expect changes.
If you’ve been thin your whole life, you may be surprised to see the scale edging up. It’s natural if you need to "eat less and move more" to maintain your dress size.
Using Your Diet to Fight Menopausal Weight Gain.
Coach Steve-O developed a fat loss method for women to help them become leaner, fitter and more confident and to improve their quality of life through nutrition.