Weight Loss Tips For Women in Menopause

When most women reach the age of perimenopause, they are already aware of the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes going on in their bodies. One of the changes that occur is weight gain, especially around the middle. This is partly due to the decrease in hormones at this time, but possibly also to the diet as well. Are you stressed out, hurried, snacking on the run? Don’t look now, but there might be a connection to that extra spare time around your waist.

They say you are what you eat, so if you are snacking on packaged food, drinking diet sodas, and then stressing out all day, your diet is probably worse than a typical teenagers. When was the last time you sat down to a healthy, balanced meal? If you can’t remember, then it’s time you started taking stock in what you are eating. For many women that means writing down each morsel of food that passes your lips, at least for awhile until you can get into more healthy habits again.

You see many women at this stage of their lives are very busy, either with a full-time career, or a job and busy family life, sometime a little of both. Eating doesn’t seem like a priority, especially when you are feeling irritable or stressed out, maybe losing sleep due to night sweats, and having headaches that can be paralyzing. Yes, the symptoms of menopause can take their toll on many women even if you are the type to feel as if you can handle anything. Not only is the diet neglected, but probably your exercise routine is also suffering as well. You do have an exercise routing, right? If not, that’s another thing that will really help ease some of the stress of menopause.

Eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and some low-fat meats such as fish and chicken (you still need protein), along with a moderate amount of starches such as bread and cereal, can seem like a tough thing to follow. However once you make a list of foods you enjoy, making sure that only the healthy ones remain, it can help remind you every day that eating the right foods can be enjoyable. Make this a habit and pretty soon you won’t need to track your meals, they will become second nature.

Finding out your BMI (body mass index) can also be helpful as well; this gives you an idea of how much fat your body is really carrying. To find your accurate BMI, follow these steps:

. Multiply your height in inches by itself (if your 5’5″, multiply 65 x 65 = 4225
2. Divide your weight in pounds by the number above
. Multiply your answer in step 2 by 75

If your final BMI is higher than 25, you are considered in the higher risk category (below 25, congratulations your fine!). If you BMI is even higher than , you need to lose weight because your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other hearth related problems may be at very high indeed.

There are many symptoms of menopause and also many natural menopause remedies for these symptoms. Learn as much as you can about them, and you can take

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2 Responses to “Weight Loss Tips For Women in Menopause”

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