Cookies on fushi.co.uk
Tips to fight the menopause weight gain
Just when you thought your body had taken enough of a beating from the menopause, what with the hot flushes and the mood swings, Mother Nature then goes and adds a weight gain on top of it all!
The reason behind weight gain during the menopause is thought to be to do with the levels of the hormone oestrogen.
In animal studies, oestrogen appears to help regulate body weight. With lower oestrogen levels, lab animals tend to eat more and be less physically active.
It's possible the same thing happens with women when oestrogen levels decrease after menopause.
The changes women go through during the menopause can be difficult to deal with, so it's a good idea to combat the weight gain.
Every woman deserves great mental and physical well being!
Plenty of water
Lots of water helps the body to remove those unwanted toxins which can slow the burning of fat down.
It allows the body to use up fats and carbohydrates quicker, as well as working as an appetite suppressor.
According to Danny Saunders, head of fitness & personal training at the Laboratory Spa & Health Club, the kind of water you have matters too.
"Drink quality water. Swap tap water for bottled or filtered water as this will not only improve your bowel habits and general health, but it will also help to reduce your body fat too," he said.
Weigh yourself daily
As menopause weight can come on slowly, it's a good idea to weigh yourself every day so that you can do something about it as soon as it begins to creep on.
It will also give you little daily triumphs when you begin to lose weight!
Diet and exercise with a friend
If you've got a friend who's going through the same thing, doing it together will make it a lot easier, and a lot more enjoyable.
Yoga classes are a great start to exercising, as it's gentle, can be done at home and is lots of fun.
Posted by Matilda Jones
- Wholefood Multi Essentials Vitamin Complex20% OFFSpecial Price £12.79 Regular Price £16.00
- Vegan Omega Totale Oil Blend 100ml20% OFFSpecial Price £16.01 Regular Price £20.00
- Pure MCT Coconut Oil 100ml Fresh-Pressed (Organic)20% OFFSpecial Price £8.00 Regular Price £10.00
- Coconut Organic Oil Virgin Fresh-Pressed25% OFFAs low as £4.80 Regular Price £6.00
- Goji Berry Superfood Powder20% OFF
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) Carrot Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A which, by eliminating toxic build-up and repairing sun-damaged skin, helps to improve skin complexion. Antiseptic properties also assist in reducing breakouts and the formation of acne. It is also great for hydrating the skin. So mixing it with Jojoba oil may help. I would also recommend mixing Jojoba oil and Tamanu oil as both have great moisturising properties and are great for acne prone skin. Hope this helps!
- Carrot Oil for Face I have acne. I have been using jojoba oil only but I noticed my face is sometimes dry. If I add carrot oil will it help moisturize my face and clear the spots or should I join argan oil to the mix?
- Ashwagandha Dosage for AnxietyI found a supplement that is 500 mg, 120 Count. Do you recommend taking 1 capsule daily? or 2 capsules? I also take thyroid medication and an SSRI among other things.
- The amazing Ashwagandha benefits for womenHello Dia, Thank you for your comment. Research is confusing when it comes to testosterone levels with PCOS and using Ashwagandha. As it is an adaptogenic herb, it will 'adapt' to the environment of the body to support hormonal balance. A huge therapeutic benefit of Ashwagandha is its ability to balance cortisol levels, which could improve stress and symptoms of PCOS also. If you are currently using any medications or under medical supervision, please seek advice from your practitioner to ensure there are no interactions. I hope this helps :)
- The amazing Ashwagandha benefits for womenIs ashwagandha is good to be taken to increase height who have testosterone level high along with pcod ?
- The amazing Ashwagandha benefits for womenHi Simie, thank you for your message. Ashwagandha is safe to be taken alongside other supplements including Vitamin E and Calcium. We would advise you check with your GP for interactions with estrogen medications for menopause as there are different variations of these medications. I hope this helps :)