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It is normal for women to experience weight gain, however, there are many things a woman can do to speed up her metabolism and prevent the weight gain.
First, it is important to understand that weight gain and metabolism are all related. If a woman cuts down on the amount of food she eats her metabolism will slow down and burn fewer calories. Consequently, it is important to eat a good quantity of healthy foods, and keeping a healthy, balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and fiber.
Most women experience a 5% decrease in metabolic rate per decade with the approach of menopause. They need about 200 fewer calories a day to maintain their normal weight as they enter their mid to late 40s.
You will have to make some lifestyle changes if you want to maintain your normal weight through and post Menopause:
Not only what you eat, but how you eat it, is an important part of managing your metabolism:
Maintaining an light exercise program will delivery good results with weight management during and post menopause. These tips will help you achieve success:
If you feel you need further help managing your menopause symptoms:
Menopause Doctor: make an appointment
Menopause Therapist: make an appointment