Women going through menopause often struggle with their weight. As women age, their hormones can shift dramatically. This change in hormones can make it especially difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
At The Metabolism Reboot, we have worked with thousands of women who have menopause. Our specialty is assisting women over 40 to lose weight fast. On average, we’ve been able to help women lose 20 to 45 days in 6 weeks. Even more importantly, our program has helped them keep that weight off long-term. There are lots of fad diets out there that promise fast weight loss. While they may succeed in the short term, their methods are unsustainable, often leading to eventual weight gain.
This article will show you 4 ways that we guide our clients with menopause in their weight loss journeys.
How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off During Menopause
Women with menopause can experience drastic changes in their bodies. As their fat cells change, their bodies begin to use energy differently. This can create changes in body shape, heart health, and more. Learning how to lose weight takes a change in mindset and a little bit of effort. Luckily, it’s not quite as difficult or stressful as some weight loss gurus make it seem.
Focus On Getting Healthy Rather Than Losing Weight
While your motivation may be to lose weight fast, the most sustainable way to do that is to get healthy. If you only focus on weight loss, you tend to do things that make the problem worse in the long run. There are many ways to lose weight, and many of them deplete your body of the nutrition it needs in order to function properly. At the end of the day, sacrificing your health in order to lose weight is detrimental and unsustainable.
What You Eat Is More Important Than How Much You Eat
Women going through menopause experience weight gain because their bodies, hormones, blood sugar, and inflammation are out of balance. If you’re only focusing on how much you’re eating, you can actually create caloric deficits that make these problems worse. Food can actually be a great way to help your body restore balance, so starving yourself of a healthy diet will ultimately lead to weight gain in the long term.
Focusing on consuming foods that reduce inflammation, even out blood sugar levels, and balance your hormones will create an ecosystem inside your body that feels safe to burn unwanted fat.
What to Eat
So what are the types of foods that will help? When you’re trying to lose weight, consume healthy proteins, vegetables of all kinds, fruits of all kinds, and lots of good healthy fats. Don’t be afraid of carbohydrates, they’re actually really good for you! Make sure the fats you eat are not processed, refined fats. This can end up creating more inflammation and imbalance.
Incorporating a healthier diet and letting go of how much your eating will start to develop healthier, more sustainable habits that will actually make your body feel better. As the body feels better, sustainable long-term weight loss becomes possible.
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Don’t Exercise Thinking You Will Lose Weight
We all know that exercise is helpful for a number of physical, emotional, and mental difficulties. It can reduce the likelihood of different diseases and can promote overall health. Most people don’t realize that exercise can actually have a negative impact on weight loss.
The main reason women gain weight is stress. When the body and mind feel stressed, it causes your system to protect itself. One way the body protects itself is by storing fat. Intense, strenuous exercise causes stress on your body and mind, creating unwanted consequences. It’s common people that do intensive cardio workouts to actually gain a few pounds.
Rather than focusing on intense workouts, do more restorative practices like walking, yoga, stretching, and pilates. These forms of exercise promote balance rather than extremes, which allows the body to feel safe.
Water, Water, Water!
Drinking water is one of the major keys to weight loss. Do your best to drink 80 to 100 oz’s of water per day. Make sure to consume electrolytes such as mineral salts as well. This is a great way to keep your body healthy, increase calorie burning, and may suppress your appetite.
How to Lose Weight Fast with The Metabolism Reboot
Do you have menopause? Have you struggled to lose weight? Do you want to learn how to lose weight fast and keep it off? The Metabolism Reboot is designed to build healthy, sustainable habits so you can lose weight and keep it off. We don’t make you starve yourself, exercise excessively, or feed you food substitutes. Our goal is to help you get healthy so your body feels safe to burn fat.
Are you ready to finally start your weight loss journey? Schedule a Metabolism Strategy call today!