Posted on: 6 May 2019
If you've entered into menopause, and you've noticed that your hourglass figure has turned into an apple, don't be discouraged. Studies show that most women gain weight during menopause. In fact, about three-quarters of the women over 60 years of age are overweight. Unfortunately, weight loss becomes very difficult during menopause. That's because hormones and the metabolism change drastically once a women enters menopause. Luckily, there are some steps you can take that will help you kick start your weight loss, even during menopause. Here are four steps that assist you in your weight loss endeavors.
Change Your Diet
When it comes to losing weight during menopause, the first thing you need to do is change your diet. You don't have to make drastic changes. Just a few changes to the way you look at food will help you get started.
Fiber is an important part of any diet. However, once you enter menopause, fiber becomes even more important. That's because soluble fiber such as the kind found in avocados and broccoli, helps curb your appetite and increases your insulin sensitivity.
If you're not getting enough protein in your diet now that you're going through menopause, you're going to notice it. During menopause, your body requires more protein to help reduce muscle loss, keep your metabolism going strong, and to keep you feeling full longer after each meal.
If you've cut dairy out of your diet, you need to put it back on your menu options. Dairy is an important part of any menopausal diet. One of the benefits of adding dairy to your diet is that it helps boost your weight loss.
Get a Good Nights Rest
Now that you're going through menopause, you may find that insomnia has become a problem. Unfortunately, insomnia can affect just about every aspect of your life, including your attempts at weight loss. In fact, lack of sleep can actually cause you to put on weight. If menopause has made it difficult for you to get a good nights sleep, try installing blackout shades in your room. The added darkness can help you get to sleep easier, which will help you in your weight loss efforts.
Take a Medical Approach
If you've tried everything, and you're still losing the battle against menopausal weight gain, it's time to take a medical approach. Medical weight loss programs are designed to help you take the weight off and leave it off. Best of all, these programs are take a customized approach to your specific weight loss needs.Share