4 Things to Lose Weight During Menopause


It’s quite common for women to gain weight as they age. Poor diet and imbalances in the body can have a major impact on weight gain. During menopause, women experience declining estrogen and estradiol levels, which can make it difficult to lose weight. Most women turn to fad diets in order to lose weight, but don’t understand what those diets are doing to their bodies. 

The Metabolism Reboot program has shown average results of 20 to 45 pounds of weight loss in 6 weeks. Some diets can encourage extreme, abrupt changes that can cause temporary weight loss. Almost all of these diets are unsustainable over time. Metabolism Reboot is meant to restore balance in the body, ultimately leading to long-term, sustainable, and healthy weight loss. 

How to Lose Weight Sustainably 

When most people want to learn how to lose weight, they turn to a lot of old ideas. Many people believe that weight loss comes from eating less and exercising more. Our work and research at The Metabolism Reboot have told us a different story. From our experience, here are 4 things women can do to lose weight during menopause.


4 things to lose weight during menopause

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Stop Focusing on the Scale  

When it comes to weight loss, it’s common to keep your eye on what you believe is the ultimate goal. However, weight loss shouldn’t be the main goal. Instead, it should be a byproduct of getting healthy. While it can be difficult to shift focus when you want to lose weight, do your best to put your guilt and worry to the side. At the end of the day, weight loss is about more than looking good. It’s about feeling good, and that starts with getting healthy. 

Focus on Fueling Your Body

Believe it or not, weight loss doesn’t start with eating less. Fueling your body with the right foods is much more important than how much you eat. During perimenopause and menopause, the number one driver of weight gain and other issues is an imbalance in the body. By eating foods that restore balance, your body will naturally shed pounds. Eating less can actually create further deficits in the body, causing even more imbalance. 

Focus on filling your body with natural, real foods. Rather than eating processed foods that are filled with indigestible chemicals, eat vegetables, fruit, protein (meat and nuts), and natural oils like olive oil. Switching your diet to real foods will have a massive impact on your overall health, leading to weight loss. 

Stop Worrying About Intense Exercise for Weight Loss

This goes against the common, cultural understanding of weight loss, but intense exercise can actually cause a strong stress response in the body. Large amounts of stress can actually motivate the body to store fat, not burn it. We’re not saying that exercise isn’t good for you, it just isn’t a great way to lose weight. We recommend regular exercise for fun rather than for weight loss. 

Make Sure To Stay Hydrated

Water intake is very important to weight loss. When trying to lose weight, a person should drink 80 to 100 oz per day. Adding electrolytes can also be helpful for weight loss and overall health. Avoid dehydrating beverages such as alcohol and soda. Water can boost your metabolism and suppress your appetite.

How to Lose Weight Fast with The Metabolism Reboot

Do you have menopause? Are you seeking a weight loss expert to show you how to lose weight fast and sustainably? The Metabolism Reboot is here to help. 

We will focus on understanding your individual needs and goals, then guide you through a plan that works for you. Don’t waste your time on diet plans that starve you and harm your body in the long run. The Metabolism Reboot will help you build healthy habits that will help your body find balance again, leading to natural, sustainable weight loss. 

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