Weight loss is a HUGE business! How many “diets” have you seen come and go away over the years?
Weight loss does not have to be a big mystery! Susan, who is going through menopause, tried all the diets only to gain more weight each time. She would lose quite a bit in the first month of her dieting, then it would come to a halt. By the time she got frustrated with her “quick fix diet” and stopped, she had put on even more weight!
Are you like Susan, always looking for the best weight loss plan for menopause women?
Going through menopause, Susan’s hormones are already out of balance, which affects certain functions in her body. Her brain is constantly trying to make the appropriate adjustments with the hormones that she does have after there has been a decrease.
Susan’s body needs her help to make her transition as smooth as possible.
Things that will upset the balance even more, are:
- stress (stress accumulates in the body)
- toxins and chemicals in foods, water and the environment
- poor diet
- allergies to foods
- no exercise
In general, poor lifestyle choices will upset the balance of the hormones even more!
So, what is the best weight loss plan for menopause women?
Here are some good suggestions as baby steps to help lose become healthier and lose weight:
1- Do not skip breakfast. Eat something that is not processed and has at least a little protein in it. Some people need more protein than others but some tend to eat too much at every meal. Breakfast could be your largest meal and that is okay.
2- Good quality sleep is so important for weight loss. Studies show getting only 6 hours of sleep, it can lead to a slower metabolism, cravings of high-calorie foods, and fat around your midsection. Eight hours of non-interrupted quality sleep is best.
3- You must eliminate or deal with your stress. Ongoing stress takes its toll on your body and makes your body think it needs food. Cortisol is the stress hormone. This goes back to your ancestors, the flight or fight syndrome, and survival. It is okay to have stress then your body recovers. More stress, then your body recovers. Chronic stress does not allow your body to recover which can cause all kinds of diseases. Find a way to handle and relieve the stress daily.
4- Try to read labels and make small changes such as eliminating processed foods, sugary snacks, refined foods. Be aware of high fructose corn syrup. Make a habit of having fruits and raw veggies as a snack or raw almonds, walnuts, or pecans.
5- Try using only the good kinds of oils to cook with and bake with: Olive oil for low heat and mixed with vinegar of your choice for salads, Coconut oil for almost all cooking and baking – it is all I use, Safflower oil or Peanut oil.
6- Try buying only organic or grass-fed meats anytime you can
7- Limit what you eat/drink 3 hours before going to bed. Also, alcohol can cause you to feel drowsy but it does not help you sleep better.
8- Drink more water – if drinking soda/diet soda, drink a glass of water each time you have a soda and each week, cut down your soda intake.
It doesn’t have to be that way! We can help you become healthier so that you can lose the weight and keep it off permanently. There are certain factors that have to happen before your body will let go of the unwanted weight. We can help you do that with the best weight loss plan for menopause women – step by step.