Menopause can make it much more difficult to lose weight, especially around the midsection. This is an unfortunate fact of aging no one wants to face, but fortunately, there are ways to counter some of this.
You need to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day. We recommend cutting out as many carbs and sugar as you can. Embark on a ketogenic diet if you can. You probably won’t be able to do this every day, but doing it sometimes will make a difference. As always, you should reduce your consumption of processed, refined foods. Increase your healthy fats. Those are the fats from avocados and coconuts, but there are many other options out there. Need to oil up? Avoid soybean and canola oils and stick to olive oils. Unfortunately, the unhealthier oils are common in restaurant cooking, so you may want to stick to cooking your own food at home. That way, you know what’s going inside it.
You’ll need to lower your cellular inflammation. Over time, the body struggles with inflammation and toxic overload. At menopause, your body will have been through quite a lot. You’ll have to lower your inflammation by avoiding inflammatory foods such as those that have been genetically modified, refined processed foods, and sugars.
One technique that’s been done here is intermittent fasting. That refers to eating only during a restricted time periods, such as only eating between 12-8, skipping breakfast. During this period when you’re not eating, your body’s able to focus on other processes such as repairing your cells, and overall lowering your inflammation. Prolonged fasting (24-48 hours) can help only if your body can withstand it.
Just like with many activities in life, the more you get used to it, the easier it gets. Later on, you’ll feel mental effects as your thinking clears up and your focus sharpens. Your appetite will steadily decrease, leading to natural weight loss and needing fewer calories.