Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Menopause is a natural part of life, but it can have unwanted symptoms which can interfere with general feelings of wellbeing. Fortunately, many of these symptoms can be controlled through simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. Find out 5 ways to lose weight and eat healthily during menopause.
Manage Your Weight:
1 Increase your fibre intake. Your metabolism slows down as you age. Eating more fibre is one of the easiest ways to slim down because you’ll feel full while eating fewer calories. Fibre feeds your gut microbes and helps you eliminate waste more efficiently.
2 Eat more vegetables and fruit. In addition to providing essential nutrients, vegetables and fruits are packed with fibre. Whole grains are another excellent source.
3 Reduce your portions. Focus on three small meals a day and limit snacks. Traditional diets don’t work because they cause a deprivation mindset. My virtual gastric band programme focuses on reducing portion sizes whilst enjoying the food you like. Enjoy your favourite foods but in smaller servings.
4 Make high-impact choices. Cutting back on sugar, reducing meat and cheese, and consuming more fruits and vegetables helped postmenopausal women lose weight and keep it off. Eating fermented foods like yoghurt, kefir and kombucha can help your gut microbes and assist in better digestion.
5 Exercise regularly. Healthy eating works even better when you make it part of an active lifestyle. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise 3 days a week or more.
To find out more about my 4–6-week virtual gastric band programme, please contact me here to book a free 45-minute consultation. I can’t wait to help you feel in control of your menopause transition.