The peri/post menopausal years typically bring about some weight gain. This is a multifaceted reaction brought about by the symptoms of the hormonal changes.
The key piece of that sentence is ‘symptom’. The weight gained isn’t because of the hormonal changes directly but because of the indirect symptoms the changes cause.
The symptoms hormonal changes cause are:
➡️ Sleep disturbances
➡️ Loss of muscle mass (this is occurring through adult life)
➡️ Energy changes
➡️ Appetite changes
➡️ Lifestyle changes
Imagine your weight gain is a car driving along. For your weight to go down/reverse you need to back the car up.
➡️ You can’t go from D, Drive to R, Reverse.
➡️ You need to slow down in D, apply the brakes and halt the forward momentum.
➡️ When you’ve come to a halt you can put it in reverse and go backwards…
Ok, the process of losing weight comes from calorie restriction but you need to slow and stop the reasons for the gain as your first task. Only then can you sustainably reverse it and keep reversing it.
Succeeding to your goals requires you to address the causes:
This one’s personal, you would need to find something that works for you. Maybe melatonin, ashwagandha, magnesium, reduced alcohol intake, improved nutrition quality, reduced stress.
Eat more protein & strength train to prevent further muscle loss.
Improved sleep, improved/adjusted exercise routine / not over training (which is common), reduced alcohol intake, improved nutrition quality, reduced stress.
Eating more protein to aid satiation (feeling full), reduce refined carbs in your diet, reduce alcohol and sugars, eat more fiber, eat more non-starchy veggies, drink more water, reduced stress.
All of the above + increase NEAT, reduce meals out, reduced stress.
All of the above are key for your health to improve
All of the above are needed for the scale to move.
All of the above should be your goals, if you work on the above goals your scale and body will change positively
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