How to Boost Your Metabolism and Avoid Menopausal Weight Gain

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.

Comments

  1. Christine June 6, 2015

    Thank you for the menopause related postings. I find them most helpful now that I am in that stage of my life at 54 years. From my own experience I can totally support the information you give and hope it helps others. When I eat well, lots of fruit and vegetables, my hot flushes average 3 times a day and are mild and easy to cope with as a natural body process should be. I am aware but it is nothing distressing. just that very warm feeling for a minute. Nothing major. If I have a day or two of eating a lot of processed foods or not long after eating something with a lot of sugar – like a chocolate bar I can have 3 or 4 hot flushes in an hour and it becomes more disruptive to my day. Your information has helped me to understand it is the food and I am not imagining it. I have watched other woman literally break out in sweat at this time. I can only suggest they look at what they are eating as it has a direct impact on me.

    • Christine, thanks for sharing your real-life experience with real vs fake foods and the difference that your diet makes in your symptoms. It’s encouraging to know that there is hope and help (and it’s not found at the pharmacy but at the farm).

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