The hormonal changes menopause brings can sometimes result in weight gain. Estrogen levels drop, which has been linked to slower metabolisms. Fat distribution also changes, resulting in weight gain around the middle.
If it has been more than 12 months since your last menstrual period and you are experiencing hot flashes among other menopause symptoms, review what experts suggest to keep yourself slim. If you plan to take medications to control hormonal fluctuations, ensure they will not interfere with Phentermine pills.
Eliminate no more than 500 calories from your daily diet to manage your weight during menopause. For example, try substituting high-calorie snacks with vegetables and hummus, or limiting how many glasses of wine you enjoy per week. Little changes add up quickly.
Focus On Strength Training
Make strength training part of your life if it isn’t already.
“As [women] age, they start to lose muscle mass. They don’t burn as many calories as they might have before,” says Keri Gans, RDN, a New York-based nutritionist. She recommends more weight training days and increasing your protein intake.
“Making sure [you] have adequate protein in [your] diet at every meal,” she notes.
Add A Workout Day
Exercise more often, such as working out five times a week instead of four.
“As you age, you might want to add an extra day [of working out] if you can, if you can find the time,” says Gans. “Be a little bit more active. Definitely, once you hit menopause, you’ve got to be mindful. It makes it harder, but it doesn’t mean we should give up.”