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Why Do You Gain Weight During Menopause
There are some : Situations in which a woman does not gain weight during pregnancy - especially if she has significant problems holding down food or she is morbidly obese. But please don't enter into a pregnancy with a plan not to gain weight. This would be unhealthy for you and your baby. ...Read more
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
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
Back to basics: The symptoms of perimenopause such as night sweats, hot flashes, heavy bleeding, and mood change can make it hard to remember we need water, sleep, healthy diet with minimal simple carbs, exercise, and time to recharge and be grateful. Take time to make a plan. Every day drink 8 glasses of water, take vit d and mv, stretch and follow your plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most Wt Gain is H2O: Where starting & goals? ??muscle/fat/brain? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating/digesting & routinely guessed at for ?$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia.Org/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more
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
Yes: If you eat enough of anything (including) sweets - you can gain weight at any time during your cycle. ...Read more
Pregnancy weight gain: The general recommendation for weight gain during pregnancy ranges from 25 to 35 pounds. However, it is acceptable for underweight women to gain more and for overweight women to gain less. A well balanced diet with about 2200 to 2900 calories each day - depending on the weight of the woman - is the appropriate caloric intake for most pregnant women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Average is 25-35 lbs: But if you gain less and your baby is growing normally that is fine, i never worry about low weight gain in my pts., as long as the baby is growing normally. Many pts have trouble with too much wt gain. And at your age do not go past your due date, new studies show ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. Too many things can happen that could have been avoided when u go past your due date! ...Read more
Eat less; work more: There is no easy cure for stress-associated binge eating, but this is an entity with which a health professional can assist you. In the meantime, eating fewer calories, making better food choices when snacking, and more exercise will mitigate weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In early pregnancy: It is not unusual to lose weight in the first 3 months of pregnancy due to eating less if you have morning sickness, and obviously many women don't know they are pregnant until they miss a period and take a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are cheap, accurate and widely available so time to stop wondering and take a test! ...Read more
Yes: You can gain weight anytime during the menstrual cycle. If you asking if ovulation can cause weight gain, then the answer is sort of. After you ovulate you produce more Progesterone which leads to retention of water (bloating) which can cause a woman to gain some weight. This weight will be lost with the end of the cycle when progesterone levels reduce back to normal. ...Read more
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