Maintaining Weight Naturally Post Menopause

Maintaining Weight Naturally in Post Menopause

Are you post-menopausal and trying to maintain your weight naturally? Being post-menopausal myself, I know that this can be difficult. But I think a balanced diet, not worrying about calorie counting, looking after gut health, adequate sleep, and keeping stress under control, as best I can, all help. I know there is always a few pound that I could do with shifting, but once it remains within a few pounds and my GP is not giving out then I will keep doing what I am doing.

My personal way is to stick with three meals per day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the ideal world, dinner should be in the middle of the day but that doesn’t work for me so I have dinner in the evening. Exercise is an important part of weight control; I am on my feet a lot and get my steps in through work and other than that walking is my main form of exercise these days. I do hope to get back to swimming, I think that would be a good exercise for me seeing as it is an exercise that I enjoy doing. There isn't any reason why I haven't started doing this already, no excuse except procrastination. Maybe after admitting that here now I will get my finger out and just go and do it. There's a gym down the road from me, I have no excuse!

Stress, inflammation, and maintaining blood sugars are part of managing weight. Foods to help include: Ashwagandha for managing stress. Turmeric to manage inflammation, and Cinnamon added to food to help balance blood sugars. Stress can cause weight gain as it can contribute to fat around the middle.

Sleep too can cause a problem when it comes to weight control. So do anything you can to get a good night's sleep! Research has shown that sleep-deprived adults can have higher ghrelin levels, the hunger hormone. This can leave you feeling more hungry and you can feel less full. You will be eating more than you really need!

A balanced diet for healthy weight

When it comes to food I believe in balance, variety, and moderation. So I do have a coffee, a sweet treat and an odd drink. I think the stress about having to avoid these things permanently would cause such havoc with my stress hormones that I would gain pounds just from the stress.

It's recommended to have protein with each meal, this can help with satisfaction, so you are not looking for food so quickly after eating. Eggs are versatile in this regard as they can be part of any meal breakfast, dinner, or lunch. Meat, fish, lentils, nuts, and seeds, avocado would be sources of protein.

If you struggle with protein then you could top up with hemp, rice, or pea protein powders for example. Or Spirulina which is an interesting algae as it's a natural source of protein, with lots of minerals and vitamins too. These would also be ideal foods to use if you are vegetarian or vegan Protein is important for skin, hair, nails, bones, and muscles.

I try to have a healthy daily mix of vegetables, fruit, grains, and protein.

You can download your copy of the eBook The Menopause by Eileen Durward here.

Supplements to help control weight naturally

To support metabolism and fat burning there’s apple cider vinegar, (or New Nordic Apple Cider Tablets, formulated to help maintain normal fluid balance and support digestion.) I have written about these tablets before and many customers prefer to take these over drinking the cider vinegar. Many customers have told me that they are happy with them. Other foods to help metabolism include chilli, ginger, dandelion, or green tea, or organic pure cacao.

To boost things along you could try New Nordic Fat Burner. It contains yerba mate, black cumin, ginger, green tea, milk thistle, and choline, which help normal metabolism of fat, and to help curb the appetite. Yerba mate is traditionally used to burn stored fat, converting it to energy. If the fat is used for energy, it won’t be sitting on your hips! Black Cumin Seed may speed metabolism and burn calories more effectively.

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