Habitual changes must be made in order to lose weight. This process doesn’t need to be complicated. After speaking with thousands of women who have struggled with their weight over time, we have noticed consistent patterns. One pattern we’ve noticed is that many women have been able to successfully lose weight, but most of them gain weight back eventually.
It is common for women in their 40s and 50s with menopause to struggle with weight gain. They have tried every diet under the sun, putting their bodies through extreme ups and downs. They have done “everything” possible, from cutting calories to intense exercise and fancy shake-based diets.
Truthfully, many of the fad diets available today can help you lose weight. Some of them may even live up to their promise of causing you to lose weight quickly. However, the main problem that arises is that they create harmful stress in the body, leaving you feeling drained and defeated. This is because they’re unsustainable and unhealthy, and ultimately lead to other physical, mental, and emotional difficulties. Eventually, due to their unsustainability, these diets lead you to gain weight back.
The Number 1 Reason We Experience Weight Gain After Losing It
What most women don’t realize is that sustainable weight loss is simply a byproduct of healthy eating and living. The key to understanding why you experience weight gain begins with “what” you eat rather than “how much” you eat. A healthy, balanced diet made of only real and natural foods is the most effective and sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off.
Number 1 problem why we gain weight back♬ original sound – Jared McDonald
Menopause Weight Gain: What to Look Out For and How to Stop It
Focusing on cutting calories and hitting certain calorie goals can end up backfiring in multiple ways. Maintaining caloric deficit diets can be very difficult in the long run, and it ultimately doesn’t teach you about what your body needs to sustain itself.
If you are in a deficit while consuming foods that cause hormone imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, and increasing inflammation, major health complications can occur. This is especially true as you get older.
Over-exercising is another way many people try to lose weight and keep it off. Intensive exercising can actually cause massive stress on the body, which can lead to undesired results.
Starving yourself, eating processed and unhealthy foods, and doing intense exercise can create a lot of stress in your system. During stress, the body is programmed to protect itself. One way that it feels protected is to store fat. Stress and inflammation are two of the main reasons you gain weight.
Avoiding menopause weight gain and sustainably losing weight starts with changing your mindset. While starving yourself may offer short-term results, eating healthy is the best way to lose weight and maintain it.
What exactly does healthy eating look like?
Healthy eating looks like this:
- Avoiding processed foods
- Eating real proteins like chicken, beef, and other forms of meat
- Eating the vegetables of your choice
- Eating the fruits of your choice
- Eating whole grains
- Eating nuts and legumes
The amount you eat is not nearly as important as what you choose to eat. In a short time, not only will you lose weight on a diet of real, natural foods, but you will feel better in your body. As inflammation and stress decrease, your body will feel safe to let go of excess fat.
The Metabolism Reboot: How We Can Help You Avoid Gaining Weight Back After Losing It
Are you one of the thousands of women struggling with weight gain? Have you tried every diet on the internet but haven’t had any success? Or maybe you’ve lost weight but struggle to avoid gaining weight back after losing it?
The Metabolism Reboot has helped thousands of women lose 20 to 45 pounds in 6 weeks and keep it off for good. We focus on your diet and metabolism, encouraging healthy habits and lifestyle choices. We will work to create a plan that suits your body’s particular needs so you can lose weight, keep it off, and feel great.
Are you ready? Let’s get started! Schedule a Metabolism Strategy call today.