When women go through menopause, their bodies go through different changes. Many of those changes cause discomfort or a decline of self-esteem in older women. We’ve put some information together for you on why you gain weight during or after menopause, and what you can do about it.
What causes weight gain during menopause?
As we get older and menopause approaches, your hormones change. This loss of hormones can sometimes negatively affect your sleep and your appetite. In turn, the lack of decent sleep creates stress hormones that make you more likely to crave foods that are bad for you and high in fats or sugars.
In addition, your metabolism slows down, and you lose some muscle mass as you age. These postmenopausal symptoms do not have to ruin your life, though. You can act to lose the weight after menopause and become more confident in your body, no matter your age.
The secret to stopping postmenopausal weight gain is simple. It’s all about eating a low-calorie diet and exercising regularly. Start by keeping track of the calories you eat and make sure you’re eating the good ones. This means eliminating fats and sugars and replacing them with fruits, vegetables and natural grains. When you exercise, incorporate strength training to maintain your muscles. This means including weight lifting exercises into your routine.
Start gradually with your exercise routine. Contact your doctor to make sure there aren’t any concerns with your ability to lift weights, and get his or her okay to do more strenuous exercises.
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