Are you trying hard to pull up the trousers that fitted you few months ago? Your waistline is increasing! Your perfectly wrinkle-free skin is sagging, and you feel hot waves emitting from your body. These means you have hit your menopause. Few months back you had a near to ideal weight, and now it has suddenly bounced up. It must be creeping! It will continue to take a leap if you ignore the warning signs of weight gain. Want to know how to lose weight without starving? No! No! Don’t even think of diet pills. They make you skinny. Skinny is unhealthy. Here are mentioned few healthy balanced foods for tackling weight gain during menopause. Don’t say ever that you haven’t been warned?
First let’s understand what the menopause is? You don’t want to dive in weight loss management, do you? You are an intelligent woman. Acquire the knowledge regarding weight gain and menopause, and then smartly lose weight by adopting right method.
What is menopause?
When your biological clock slows down, and your menstruation ceases. It is the period of menopause that normally comes when you are between the ages of 45 and 50.
Why there is weight gain after menopause?
When a clock slows down, it runs behind the accurate time. Similarly, once you reach your menopause the hormones, which were normal during your young age, starts to decline. One of the many hormones is estrogen! The ultimate weight controller! It slows down your metabolic rate. Imagine the metabolic rate as machine and estrogen as oil. What happens when oil decreases in a machine? It slows down the machine. When your metabolic decreases, the breaking down of nutrients in food slows down. No conversion of nutrients is equal to No production of energy is equal to Accumulation of fats.
Where do you see that accumulated fat? Watch your tummy, its right there!
Weight gain can make you frustrated and moreover puts you at risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes and depression. Yes, you read that correct. Obesity affects the quality of life, hinders your day to day activities and restricts your working performance. What turmoil in your life at the age when you should enjoy and live happily with your kids and grandkids! It’s high time you fasten up and say “Weight loss by eating right- is the goal of my life!” Serve a plate full of food that will help you losing those extra pounds. Who said you have to starve for weight loss? Right food in adequate proportion is the aim! You must know when to put your fork down!
Ingredients in the Menu for healthy lifetime:
- Whole grains
- Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, sweet potatoes
- Bananas, pears, apples, berries
- Flax seeds
- Salmon, mackerel
- Poultry foods
- Almonds, avocados, walnuts
The above food increases your cholesterol. Wait a sec! Reading again? Yes, they raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) which shoves away “bad” cholesterol (LDL) from your arteries. Give a big thanks to them; they keep your heart happy!
Stay away from energy drinks, caffeinated foods, flavored drinks. Your tongue may love them, but not your heart. How about substituting it with plain water! Surprised? Simple plain water has the power to flush out all the toxins and increases the energy required to burn your calories.
If you want to fall in love with the weighing scale that shows your ideal weight, then ‘eat right’! The Healthy you, Younger You, At 50!