Menopause Belly Fat Weight Gain
Changes to the body’s chemistry are directly linked to menopause belly fat weight gain. With the beginingof menopause and the incumbent hormonal changes comes a mixture of known symptoms. Among the 34 most common is menopause belly fat weight gain.
In addition to hormonal changes, there a several additional causes for menopause weight gain and menopause belly fat which are also important. Cravings are a large part of menopause belly fat weight gain. If some types of food tasted ‘good’ prior to menopause (women reaching 51 is the American national average), then these foods are likely to taste ‘very good’ during pre menopause and menopause.
Among the primary causes are any foods high in fat or rich in calories and carbohydrates. Among these are (anything) chocolate, ice cream, brownies, pizza, wine, beer, donuts, cakes, pies, milk shakes, potato chips, pasta, etc.
The purpouse that the body may feel ‘out of control’ due to the cravings for certain foods is that the body is trying to adjust for the hormonal imbalance.
This is especially true after pregnancy. However, following pre menopause and menopause many women experience a cosmetic shift from hip and thigh weight gain in deference to weight gained around the middle.
Unfortunately, binge eating is common with food cravings. Before, a woman may have instintualy sensed which foods (or food types) were ‘danger’ foods and instinctively tried to monitor the over consumption of these ‘decadent pleasures’.
Following perimenopause and/or menopause these ‘sensible’ precautions could virtualy be flung out the window. Comfort foods
In much the same aspect, a craving for or the over-consumption of comfort foods can lead to menopause belly fat and menopause weight gain. Comfort foods are traditionally associated to high fat, excessive calories and carbohydrates. Most people can associate to ‘Thanksgiving Dinner’ as the ultimate comfort food experience. However, the regular over-indulgence in these foods, more so in later life, can lead to menopause belly fat weight gain.
To further acerbate this condition, there is also clinical evidence that ‘stress’ is linked to comfort foods.
It should be of no big surprise that Americans exercise less as they age. This fact is also true of peri menopausal and menopausal women. Unfortunately, peri menopausal and menopausal women usualy are less active and exercise less than in their 30’s and 40’s. Load bearing exercise can also be a deterrent to osteoporosis and joint related issues. As we age, our metabolic rate decreases, which means that not as much food is needed to have consistent weight levels. If food consumption goes up without a corresponding rise in metabolism, women of advanced age run a serious risk of incurring menopause belly fat weight gain.
When We Eat
When we eat also has a association with menopause belly fat weight gain. Heavy meals ate late in the day followed by late-night binge/craving snacks can esspecialy add on the pounds and are a leading cause of menopause belly fat weight gain. Other Catalysts and Eating Concerns
As previously discussed, stress can be a precursor to binge eating and over eating. Pre menopausal women also need to be informed about that some foods and beverages can also ‘trigger’ other common peri menopause or menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats.
For this purpouse, smoking and the use of all alcoholic beverages (including beer and wine) are expressly discouraged. Chocolate and other foods have also been known to trigger hot flashes and night sweats. There are multiple dangers that go along with menopause belly fat weight gain. As a result of this fact, women are at equal risk of developing heart disease (at this age) as their male counterparts.
As a result, many health professionals and nutritionists are now encoraging as many as 4 or 5 very small meals per day as compared to 3 regular large meals for persons of advanced age.
Diseases of the digestive tract (including colon cancer), as well as liver and kidney disease, can directly lead to increased menopause belly fat weight gain.
Altering the Symptom at the Source
FemFlax is an all-natural menopause support supplement and can help to eliminate menopause belly fat in 3 ways.
1. Concentrated Fem-Flax has been especially formulated for women of menopausal age in an effort to combat “hot flashes” and “night sweats”, as well as “food cravings” which can lead to increased menopause belly fat weight gain. The active ingredients in Fem-Flax are commonly referred to as “flax hull lignans”. The highly concentrated (and encapsulated) full-spectrum of 27 flax hull lignans found in FemFlax act as weak estrogen replacements, and in this way, help to alleviate hot flashes, night sweats, accelerated food cravings, as well as other symptoms associated with peri menopause and menopause. FemFlax acts to naturally balance hormones and can help to eliminate the cravings and natural urges that can lead to menopause belly fat weight gain.
2. FemFlax is naturally high in fiber and can swell to ten-times its encapsulated size in the stomach and digestive tract. If taken prior to a meal, FemFlax can provide a “full feeling” which discourages over eating.
3. The high-fiber nature of FemFlax also leads to big improvements in the elimination process. High-fiber FemFlax (taken prior to or immediately following a meal) not only helps in the elimination process but also means that fewer calories and carbohydrates may be absorbed, which may also help to eliminate an elevated risk of menopause belly fat weight gain.
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