Weight Gain should not be inevitable during the menopause. Nor should struggling to lose weight. We have helped dozens of women to lose weight, tone up and get fit, even during the menopause.
One of the key things to bear in mind is that the menopause itself it not the cause of weight gain! Moreover, there are several things you can do to prevent weight gain and. if desired, lose weight. lose body fat, tone up and get in the shape of your life – even during the menopause and beyond!
“My experience of going through the menopause along with an under active thyroid was no different to others making progress who didn’t have these health issues. I trained 2-3 times a week and focused on my nutrition.
2/3 of my weight came off pretty quickly (which had never happened before) and my body was toned like I’d never seen. This motivated me to achieve my goal and, 2 years on, I’m still in a place where I make good and healthy meal choices but also have wiggle room for days/nights out!”
According to the NHS,
“During the menopause, muscle mass reduces meaning that fewer calories may be needed. Over time this can lead to weight gain. Being careful about energy intake and doing more physical activity can help prevent weight gain”
The Association of UK Dietitians (BDA) concur,
“During the menopause, muscle mass reduces which means you may needing that fewer calories may be needed. Over time this can lead to weight gain. Being careful about how many calories you consume, your portion sizes and doing more physical activity can help prevent weight gain”.
According to The British Nutrition Foundation,
“A healthy, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, doing physical activity and maintaining a healthy bodyweight, can help to reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms and protect against long-term health problems associated with loss of oestrogen, such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis”.
The BDA note,
“Resistance activities, such as using weights, are especially important to both preserve and build muscle mass”. The NHS concur, “Eating well, exercising and looking after your mental wellbeing can help with symptoms during perimenopause and menopause. It can also help you keep as well as possible in the future”.
“I’ve lost weight and toned up. My body shape has changed, I’m eating healthier and my health is the best it’s ever been. I’m so glad I made the decision to join!”
So, you see, weight gain is not inevitable, and weight loss isn’t impossible! All you need is the right plan, the right knowledge and the right support.
In fact, we’ve helped so many women to lose weight, tone up, get fitter and stronger, and have a better body during the menopause than they had in their 20s!!
If you’ve got the motivation and the mindset then we can help you with the knowledge and the experience!