menopause

One of the perks of being a woman is the uncomfortable onset of menopause which can occur anywhere between the ages of 30 – 55; depending on genetics, lifestyle factors, possible autoimmune diseases, chromosome defects, and even epilepsy. Thus, you can never be sure when menopause will occur, but you definitely know when it’s busy happening. Forget about the hot flashes and mood swings, most menopausal women also have trouble sleeping and maintaining a healthy weight.

Thus, if you’re currently experiencing menopause and can’t seem to get rid of the excess weight, you may want to consider trying the following important menopause weight loss tips:

1. Remove sugary substances from your fridge and cabinets

If it’s not in your house, the chances of you indulging in things you definitely shouldn’t are relatively slim. So why torture yourself by keeping those sweetened orange juices and chocolate slabs in your fridge for the day that you are allowed to have a sweet snack. Instead, throw out what you shouldn’t eat and replace the soft drinks with water. It may not be as delicious, but it’s a lot healthier than what you’ve been drinking.

 

2. Get your daily dose of exercise in

When trying to figure out how to lose weight during menopause, it’s important that you don’t forget to add ‘daily exercise’ to the list. It doesn’t have to be three hours of intense workouts, as long as you get your heart rate up and introduce a little bit of sweat to the mix.

 

Why not include an exercise programme to lose weight by introducing boxing classes to the mix?

 

3. Speak with a professional nutritionist

You may be surprised to discover all the unhealthy ingredients in your fridge that are disguised as “good food”. Thus, this is where a nutritionist comes in handy. They know exactly which foods will benefit your body and which foods to avoid completely. Remember though, in order to succeed, you have to be committed to the process and reveal exactly what it is that you’re consuming.

 

4. Find an exercise buddy to keep you motivated

Majority of the time, exercise programmes fail due to the lack of motivation. Thus, it may be a great idea to find a workout buddy who will hold you accountable for every workout and vice versa. It’s important to have someone you can have fun with; even when you feel as if you can’t do one more push up. There’s always one extra sit up hidden somewhere when you’re doing it with someone who motivates you.

 

5. Keep healthy snacks in plain view

When losing weight and working out, there will be more instances when you’re going to crave something to eat. In order to avoid indulging in foods which will only set you back, it’s important to keep healthy snacks in plain view; resulting in eating those snacks first before any of the ones you should stay away from.

Read: 5 Winter Workout Tips: How To Stay Motivated To Exercise

Remember, being menopausal isn’t the end of the world. It may feel like a never-ending battle, but there are ways in which you can stay on top of your weight by including the following important menopause weight loss tips to the ones you may already have. Take it one day at a time. You can do this!

 

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Zenka Hattingh

Content Developer & Marketing Manager