Your 6-Step Guide For Weight Loss During Menopause

The hormonal variations that occur during menopause can make it difficult to lose weight. However, these are some tips that can help you to get your metabolism jumping.

Menopause can be a stressful time, especially if you’re used to being a certain weight. The hormonal differences that occur during menopause can make it seem harder for you to lose pounds. Fortunately, there are some little things that you can do to speed up the process.

These are 6 steps that you can take right now if you want to maximize your weight loss potential during menopause.

1. Detoxify Your Body

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If you want to kick-start your metabolism, the first thing you’re going to have to do is detoxify your body. You must rid your body of all toxins that accumulate and prevent it from functioning at 100 percent. You will need to increase your intake of water and decrease your intake of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and maybe even dairy foods. Fish and tuna are good for you to a certain extent, but if you eat too much of them, you can invite metals into your system. So you’ll want to monitor the amount of tuna and fish that you’re taking in.

Detoxifying is not just changing the things that you eat and drink, however. It also includes some of the cosmetics that you’re using and some of the hygiene products that you use. You can help your body by making some small changes such as using baking soda and olive oil and lemon juice as your cleaning products instead of products that have harsh chemicals in them.

2. Increase Your Omegas

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The next thing you want to do is increase your Omega foods. your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are powerful things to ingest. They can ward off conditions such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. They can also improve your bone health. Foods that are high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid include albacore tuna, mackerel, salmon, lake trout eggs, walnuts, anchovies,pumpkin seed and more.

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Calcium is a nutrient that many menopausal and perimenopausal women need. Your daily dose of calcium at this point should be at least 1,200 milligrams. You can get your calcium from a variety of foods like cabbage, soft-boned fish, yogurt, cheese, milk and a variety of unfortified cereals. Fruit juices may have a good bit of calcium in them, as well.

Start looking at labels on various items to see how much calcium you can get out of them. Just one piece of bread has about 50 milligrams of calcium, so just one sandwich contains at least 100 milligrams of calcium. If you’d rather not go through the trouble of trying to get 1,200 milligrams from your food, then you can always take supplements. However, you should never take more than 500 milligrams at once. Additionally, you’ll want to ingest some vitamin D at the same time because it will help your body to absorb it.

4. Start Working Out

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You can also increase your weight loss by joining a strength training workout program. This will focus on the muscles because muscle loss occurs in older women. A good weight training program can help to boost your metabolism, but it can also help fight off muscle diseases that occur in older women.

5. Boost Your Energy

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Fun and creative ways to boost your energy can also boost your metabolism. Some tips for giving yourself a good energy boost are getting enough sleep, steering clear of alcohol and excessive caffeine, eating smaller portions and staying super hydrated. All those things can help to boost your metabolism.

6. Watch Your Cholesterol

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While you are paying attention to your labels, you want to keep an eye on the cholesterol that you’re taking in. A good regular exercise routine, stress prevention techniques, and eating fatty fish can help you to keep your cholesterol levels where they need to be.

Those are some of the things that you can do to kick-start your metabolism during menopause. Be sure to pass the message along to any women that you know who are entering this stage of life!

Our content is created to the best of our knowledge, yet it is of general nature and cannot in any way substitute an individual consultation with your doctor. Your health is important to us!

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Curt Warner - Editor NMA
Submitted by: Curt Warner - Editor NMA