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How to Boost Your Metabolism and Avoid Menopausal Weight Gain

Do you feel like your metabolism has taken a nose-dive, and there is nothing that you can do to get rid of those extra pounds?

One of the most frustrating symptoms of menopause is weight gain, and many women find that they have a hard time controlling their weight because of the hormone fluctuations. Do you feel like your metabolism has taken a nose-dive, and there is nothing that you can do to get rid of those extra pounds?

Just because you are going through menopause, doesn't mean that you can't control your weight. In fact, there are dietary changes that you can make which will have a two-fold effect on your health. These dietary guidelines will help you to balance your hormones and lose weight at the same time.

Fall in Love with Veggies
Fresh fruits and vegetables should be a staple in your diet, and these healthy ingredients can help you to lose weight and improve your overall health at the same time. Fruits and vegetables are high in nutrition and low in calories, making it easy to lose weight and take control of your health.

Eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables will fill your stomach and provide your body with plenty of vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal health. They are loaded with antioxidants that are beneficial to reduce the risk of various health problems, and these antioxidants can also help with hormone balancing.

Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, and include them with every meal. As you increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables, your taste buds will change and you will enjoy these natural flavors even more over time.

Stay Away from Processed Foods
Even though they taste good, processed foods are very bad for your health. These products are filled with refined sugar, high levels of salt, unhealthy fats, preservatives, and many other ingredients that you should avoid. It might be tempting to indulge in junk food, but you need to know that these dietary choices will have a direct impact on your hormones and weight gain.

One of the biggest problems with processed foods is that they are high in calories and low in nutrition. So, even though you are eating something, your body isn't getting the nutrients that are needed for optimal health. When your body experiences nutrient deficiencies, you will continue to feel hungry… which leads to overeating.

Always read the ingredient label, and stick with foods that have healthy ingredients. Most of the time, it is good to assume that a food should be avoided if it comes pre-packaged and processed.

Use High Quality Supplements
In addition to a healthy diet, it is also a good idea to use a high quality supplement. Certain supplements can be used to improve your overall health and support the natural functions within your body. Here at Luminology, we specialize in supplements that are made specifically for women, and we invite you to learn more about the options that are available if you would like to reduce your symptoms during menopause.


  1. When I eat a large salad with lots of raw veggies. I find it very filling and often don’t want anything else at the meal.

    Yes, processed foods are high in calories and low in nutrition. We need to reduce or eliminate processed foods for optional health.

  2. Angela M Solomon October 17, 2018

    Thank you for the advice!

  3. Thanks for the information…Knowing that you can gain weight while going through menopaus.This might would help the person change they diet life style change. Start to eat more healthier and remove the foods that causes a person to gain weight. Again thanks for the great information.

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  5. Joan Heintz August 13, 2020

    What can help with sugar cravings.

    • Melody Hord August 14, 2020

      Hi Joan!
      I love sugar! Always have, Always will.
      The Lord designed us to eat Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein.
      Carbohydrates break down into sugar. HOWEVER, it is very easy to go overboard with carbs.
      I think many of us are actually addicted to sugar. There is a cute book that encourages people to switch to veggie smoothies, instead of those smoothies filled with sweet fruit. It is called “Less is Enough”. The palate can be retrained to not desire so much sweetness. Also, substituting something not sweet when the craving arises can really help, for example, when the craving starts, grab up some nut butter.
      Finding a balance of fats, carbs and protein is very challenging. For me, I think nuts, seeds, nut butters and nut milks offer a great way to satisfy without gravitating to too much sweetness, since they have a nice amount of fat and protein. Having a great high-powdered blender, the vitamix, and making my own nut milks, with just 1 date in 4 cups, has been one of the best moves I have ever made. A VitaMix is a tremendous investment in someone’s health! You can even take the nut milk and add healthy non-starchy veggies to it like parsley, celery and bell pepper.

  6. Jennifer August 13, 2020

    Great advice. Thanks for the encouragement that we can still control our weight while dealing with menopause.

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