Doctor insights on:
Losing Weight In Menopause
Diet and exercise: The answer is the same regardless of time in life: what you eat and what you do. But your body has changed after menopause, and with age, metabolism slows. So even eating fewer calories does not lead to as much weight losses when younger. Exercise is critical to increasing metabolism, but you have to respect the inevitable loss of flexibility and muscle mass. Start low, go slow , do cardio too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Calorie count: Menopause or not, your weight is determined by your calorie intake versus your calorie expenditure. 100 calories intake per day more than you expend = 1 pound per month weight gain. Likewise 100 calories less per day = 1 pound per month weight loss. That is 12 pounds per year, 24 pounds in 2 years, 36 pounds in 3 years, etc. So eat less, exercise more and if it tastes good, spit it out. ...Read more
LO CARBS/HI PROTEIN: Many women also have low thyroid when they become menopausal, so their metabolism is slow and they do not burn their calories efficiently and can't lose weight despite proper diet and excercise. Pay attention to other symptoms of an underactive thyroid, because blood tests are not always diagnostic for this condition. ...Read more
Paleo lifestyle: My favorite nutrition guidelines are from the paleo lifestyle. Paleo diets are based on a meat and vegetable diet. No grains and no sugars. This is not extreme. This is not a "diet" for a quick fix to weight loss. This helps your overall metabolism and will help with weight loss. I think this diet also provides improvements / protection for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic disease. ...Read more
Occasionally : Generally women tend to gain some weight. A weight loss especially if a women is dieting or exercising and losing weight that is normal. If a person starts to lose weight without trying at age 50, that needs to be looked at more carefully. Please make an appointment with your medical doctor and make sure that you consider a colonoscopy as a growth in the colon can also cause weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more
Balance hormones: There is a balance between the hormones from your thyroid (free T4 and t3), adrenal gland (cortisol) and your sex hormones (estrogen: e1, e2, e3, progesterone, testosterone). I would check all of your hormone levels and replace those which are low with bio-identical hormones. You will be able to loose weight easier when you are in balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 yo hysterectomy, w/ ovaries. I have hot flashes, night sweats, can't lose weight, with menopausal systems, FSH level is 1.8 LH level is 1.2, test 37?
Is it normal to have trouble losing weight when going through menopause due to imbalanced hormones?
Not normal but...: Not unusual. Menopause is 'the change' and it may require more than just a change in menstrual cycles. Other hormones, especially thyroid and adrenal can change as you go through the mental, emotional and spiritual transition from being a woman who can bear beings, if she chooses, and god is willing, to a woman who has to learn to bear wisdom. Mother nature is at work to support your transition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an increased appetite and have been eating more but am losing weight. What medical condition can cause this? Fyi I am going through menopause.
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How to lose weight in the penis area?
- How much weight can you lose in a week using hydroxycut?
- How much weight can you lose in one month if you go to the gym every day?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Will varicose veins in my legs go away at all if i lose weight
- How much weight can you lose in 11 weeks?
- Can you lose weight by walking in place?
- How much weight can you lose on water pills in 1 day?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free