How to Lose Weight After Menopause and Keep Your Sanity

By Pauline A Delany

If you’ve already reached, or are entering your menopausal years, one of your biggest concerns may be your weight. Conventional wisdom has always stated that, ‘as women we’re to expect that keeping our figure after menopause is impossible and weight gain is just one of the aspects for women over 40′. However, new research is taking this ‘conventional wisdom’ and debunking it.images

Although, bad eating habits such as indulging in the sugary sweets; fried foods, red meat; or caffeine, will put weight on us now that we’re over 40. Our body, unfortunately, doesn’t breakdown and use these types of substances the way it used to. Meaning unless we cut out the bad eating and drinking habits… weight gain after 40 is bound to happen.

That doesn’t mean we have to give up all of our favorite foods or drinks to maintain our weight, and asking a woman in menopause that’s going through multiple changes, to do so, is ludicrous; and a great way to toss her sanity overboard. There are simple steps to take, which will help women over 40 with weight loss – while keeping our sanity. First, and foremost, drop the high sugar; fried food; red meat diet, and go with low-fat menu planning. I’m not going to call it a diet because no one wants to live on a diet, but learning to eat low-fat meals will help with weight loss in women over 40.

It’s not a word women like to hear, let alone do, but we’re over 40 now, and we’re going to have to start to exercise to lose weight and to keep it off. On the good side; not only does exercise help us lose weight, but it also, helps us keep down our irritability level and our anxiety level; it will help us sleep, plus reduce our symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, and help avoid sleep disturbances, which are all a part of keeping a healthy sanity level.

I’m going to sound masochistic for a moment, and say that weight loss for women over 40 includes giving up caffeine. Sadly, it’s a proven fact that our favorite caffeinated drinks, will increase mood swings, and hot flashes, as well as, just about every other symptom included in menopause. On the subject of giving things up, if you’re a lover of spicy foods, you might want to give them up to some extent. On one hand, they are wonderful for weight loss because they boost our metabolism. On the other hand, the last thing we need to do is put spicy things into our system when we’re experiencing hot flashes because it will only aggravate the problem.

Believe it or not, herbal remedies and supplements can help with our menopause by reducing night sweats, hot flashes and will help boost our sex drive, which is a great stress reliever, and sanity saver. Lastly, another wonderful method to help us relax, stay calm, sane, reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and potentially raise our estrogen levels is trying traditional acupuncture treatments twice a week for ten weeks.

To find out more, visit my website for my free report “5 Big Mistakes Most Women Make After 40″ at http://www.weightlossforwomenafter40.com

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