When women enter menopause, weight gain is one of the symptoms at a rate of about 1-2 pounds a year. Aside from the slowing metabolism of middle age, hormones play a key role.
Other factors also put the unwanted pounds right where you don’t want them. Slowly but surely your body changes from pear to apple shape, which means that you are adding the fat around the organs where it does the most damage to your health.
It is not going to be easy to keep the pounds away for good but the health benefits are well worth it. Did you know that even a few pounds extra increase your risk for colon and breast cancer?
Following are 10 tips to help you stop menopause weight gain.
- Keep a diary of everything you eat for a week – you will be amazed. Just doing this will help you to become conscious of what you eat. No reason to count the calories, but you must be honest with yourself.
- Do an inventory of your pantry and fridge. Identify those foods that are highly processed. They usually have…