Have you noticed that your weight has gone up during menopause? Despite everything you try, you just can’t seem to keep weight off like you used to?
There is a reason…and it could be your hormones. Your body chemistry has changed, so what worked in the past is no longer as effective.
Here are 5 signs to watch for!
1. Your Body Gains Weight Differently and Your Body Shape Shifts Dramatically
If you used to gain weight in one area, such as your legs or buttocks, you may notice now that you are gaining weight in different areas most often the tummy area. Unfortunately, this makes it very challenging for our clothes to fit properly even if it is only 5 to 10 lbs.
2. Your Past Solutions Don’t Work
Throughout menopause and beyond, your body will not process foods in the same way due to changing hormone levels. This may become frustrating because what you ate in the past, is no longer serving you well. What this means is that you will need to change your diet slightly to incorporate more vegetables and lean proteins. These tend to regulate blood sugars and keep hormones under control. A simple VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) can help you keep the weight off, create a sustainable lifestyle and re-set your metabolism!
3. You Begin Experiencing Night Sweats and Poor Sleeping
Our bodies have a standard temperature when everything is working properly and perspiration normalizes this. When our hormones are out of balance and cortisol levels are high, this triggers the body to sweat more often and can occur during the night. The impact is that our blood sugars can rise as well, which then causes weight gain and poor sleeping. Regulating cortisol can help reduce these negative impacts.
4. Sudden Weight Gain in the Tummy Area
This is often a sign of cortisol imbalance as well. Cortisol is one of the many hormones produced in your body which serve as chemical messengers. While commonly referred to as the stress hormone due to its role in your body’s stress response, it has a number of other important functions. Check out this informative article on cortisol and how it impacts weight gain. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cortisol-and-weight-gain
5. Healthy Eating, Lifestyle Modification and Exercise Don’t Produce Results
If you have noticed that eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and exercise are not helping you lose weight or maintain your ideal weight, it is a sign that hormones are overpowering your efforts. It is frustrating to invest all that time and energy into yourself and not see results, so the best solution is to treat the root cause – your hormones - and find out your new body chemistry.
Understanding what is happening with your body is the first step. Contact AVITA if you would like to learn more about accurate hormone testing and a customized treatment.
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