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Menopause Weight Gain - What Are Some Natural Remedies
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Menopause Weight Gain - What Are Some Natural Remedies

Each woman's experience with menopause is unique. However many women will experience menopause weight gain during that period when their body start making less of certain hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.

Weight gain is a common side effect of menopause. During the perimenopausal period and during menopause, a woman's metabolism slows down. While younger women have a tendancy to store fat in their hips and thighs, older woman tend to store fat around their stomach. This kind of fat is particularly dangerous as it increases the risk of heart disease.

Menopause weight gain can also increase the risk of developing diabetes. As we grow older, we require a lesser amount of food, so modifications to both diet and exercise is mandatory. To fight menopause weight gain, a woman during this period of their life should think about adding strength exercises beside the regular cardiovascular exercises in order to add muscles and speed up the metabolism which is slowing down as we grow older.

Changes in diet are also necessary. Refined carbohydrates such as any foods made of white flour and high in sugar should be eliminated. The focus should be on adding more complex carbohydrates such as those found in whole grains, vegetables and fresh fruits.

Although a low fat diet is generally recommended, woman should be careful to have enough healthy fats and fatty acid such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fats are important because they assist the body in the production of certain hormones.

Herbal supplements can also be a natural option to fight the symptoms of menopause. It's good to begin to eat soy food on a regular basis as soy contains natural substances which imitate the hormone estrogen.

Black Cohosh is another natural supplement that has been shown in studies to reduce the symptoms of menopause.

So as you can see, changing your diet should be a major component of the steps you can take to fight menopause weight gain. I want to stress that you should incorporate health fats once again because there is a misconception that fats in general are bad for your health. This is a very dangerous misconception because as I said earlier unsaturated fats such as the ones found in healthy oils like flaxseed oil and olive oil is good for you and for the production of hormones. So it's important to incorporate them in your diet since your hormones are declining. This is a very natural way to fight menopause weight gain.


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