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Weight Loss Amid Menopause Changes Possible: Here's How

Update Date: Apr 21, 2016 06:10 AM EDT

Women will come into being that they are gaining weight almost a decade prior to being menopause. By the time it sets in, she will already discover that losing weight is already a wearisome task.

Women may ask the following: What are the elements to be taken into consideration that plays a role as one bulks-up during menopause?

Several factors play a role in weight gain around menopause, according to Authority Nutrition which includes:

  • The estrogen levels in women have a rise and fall which can steer the packing of fat in the body.
  • As women grow older they loss muscle mass due to two factors: lethargic lifestyle and hormonal changes
  • Menopause brings sleeplessness to many women which has long been associated with weight gain
  • When women aged, they have an increased refusal to accept insulin in the body which triggers the body on having an arduous task to lose weight
  • Women are thus advice to have a healthy diet that suits them well.
  • A four year study of 419 overweight and obese menopausal and postmenopausal women had their dietary patterns scrutinized, according to The Huffington Post . They were asked questions in which included having the test subjects modify their eating dietary patterns by regular visits with their nutritionists, and other health professionals. The other test subjects however were not given such a controlled treatment in their health education.

    After the required length of time for the experiment, it was found out that 57 percent of the postmenopausal women showered in a daily basis of lifestyle alterations managed to have at least a 5-pound weight loss contrasting those which were not subjected to health education.

    It is greatly advised that eating more fruits and vegetables and fewer dessert courses and sugary drinks will work best to keep off the flab. Below are examples of diets which could work well with women in menopause.

    The Low-Card Diet

    This diet basically restricts carbohydrates and gives emphasis to a food choice elevated in protein and fat.

    Menopausal women are said to have lost a 21 lbs. with 3.7 inches from their waist in a span of 6 months.

    The Mediterranean Diet

    Fruits and vegetables such as whole grains, legumes and nuts are given emphasis on a Mediterranean Diet along with eating red meat three or four times a month.

    Primarily the Mediterranean Diet lends more help in reducing heart disease but research has shown that it also helps in keeping the fat off.

    The Vegetarian Diet

    This consist wholly of vegetables, grains, and plant products with absolutely no consumption of meat.

    This method has also shown quite a promise in losing weight for menopausal women.

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