Can you relate? ?
Ladies, as we age, we tend to gain more weight. Often, these extra pounds are due to a decrease in activity, loss of bone and muscle mass, and lifestyle changes. It adds up over the years but becomes more noticeable during menopausal years as weight shifts to the midsection.
The term “Menopot” sounds rather unpleasant. It refers to the extra fat that creeps on the midsection as a woman ages. It’s real and deserves our awareness. If you want to maintain a healthy weight during this stage of life, it’s essential to keep an eye on your diet.
The menstrual cycle is a physiological process with a caloric cost associated with it. In the post-ovulatory phase (the two weeks before the menstrual flow begins), a female’s metabolic rate increases between 200 and 300 calories per day.
At menopause, the loss of this menstrual function can cause a corresponding weight gain of 4 to 6 pounds per year. Therefore, if you want to avoid weight gain, you must adjust your caloric intake to match your body’s decreased caloric needs!