Menopause and Weight Gain
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I speak to many women that battle and struggle to lose weight, during Menopause. Can Menopause actually cause excess weight gain? Absolutely YES.
Why is it that midlife women struggle so much with weight?
Weight Gain during menopause is a problem for so many women, despite maintaining the same diet and exercise routines that they have had for years. Even if the number on the scale is not higher, a great deal of women complain of a shift in fat to their midsection during and after Menopause. Does this sound familiar to you? You’re not alone.
Is weight gain during midlife is common?
The reality is that weight gain during midlife is common and about two thirds of women ages 40 to 59 and almost 75% of women older than 60 are overweight. It often happens very slowly, creeping up a kilogram at a time, without you really noticing it but it does eventually add up and definitely becomes a real problem, particularly when the excess weight gathers around the abdomen area.
This increases the risk of chronic medical conditions, in post menopausal women, including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease being the number one killer of women. Just to name a few.
What are the symptoms of Menopause?
Women who are obese may also experience, more severe hot flushes, which is a common symptom of Menopause but with excess weight, it is always more severe. Insomnia is another huge problem during menopause and as if it is not difficult enough to deal with all the changes taking place in your body you are constantly tired. In addition to this there is the emotional burden to related to weight gain in midlife, that can affect a women’s self-image, relationship with her partner and even her sexual function. The reasons why this happens are several and can also be age related, but you can beat that excess bulge and get rid of the weight caused by Menopause using our HCG Diet Protocol.