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What is the best way to lose weight during menopause and after it?

What is the best way to lose weight during menopause and after it?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

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

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How can I lose weight during menopause?

How can I lose weight during 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 more

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Please suggest what foods can help you lose weight during menopause?

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

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What are best ways to lose weight, particularly from thighs and hips, when approaching menopause? I understand that it a difficult time to lose weight

What are best ways to lose weight, particularly from thighs and hips, when approaching menopause? I understand that it a difficult time to lose weight

Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. Please see your doc first. Spot reducing doesn't work. Some fine low carb effective. ...Read more

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How might you lose weight when you hit menopause?

Caloric restriction: And exercise assuming you have no abnormal medcial conditions like undiagnosed hypothyroidism, as we all get older our metabolism slows. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight when you are on estrogen and are in menopause?

How can you lose weight when you are on estrogen and are in menopause?

Low carbs, exercise : Wt gain is generally not related to menopause and estrogen therapy. It is a function of, among other things, a slowing of the metabolism as the years go by. Minimizing simple carbs. And daily cardio/wt. Training will be very successful. ...Read more

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Can amberen help women going through menopause lose weight?

Can amberen help women going through menopause lose weight?

Amberen: There are much smarter ways to lose weight! 1: Make sure your diet is OK. Consider seeing a dietitian. 2: Exercise regularly. 3: Enjoy the next 50 years or so. Much more important! If you are going through menopause at age 33 you need to make an appointment to see a gynecologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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50, f, do you sometimes lose weight after menopause naturally?

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

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How can I lose weight with tyriod and also going through menopause?

How can I lose weight with tyriod and also going through menopause?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is a healthy long term diet. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! also see comment:. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more