Menopause and Weight Management

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life that typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. While it marks the end of menstruation and the reproductive years, it also ushers in a series of hormonal changes that can impact various aspects of health, including weight management. In this blog, we’ll explore how menopause affects weight and offer five practical tips for effective management.

The hormonal rollercoaster

One of the most significant factors influencing weight management during menopause is the hormonal rollercoaster that women experience. Oestrogen and progesterone, the two primary female sex hormones, take a nosedive as menopause approaches. This hormonal shift can lead to several weight-related challenges:

  • Weight redistribution: With an increased tendency to store fat around the abdomen rather than the hips and thighs.
  • Slower metabolism: As we age, our metabolism naturally slows down. This means our bodies burn fewer calories at rest, making it easier to gain weight.
  • Muscle loss: Hormonal changes can lead to a gradual loss of muscle mass, further impacting metabolism. Strength training exercises become crucial to counteract this.
  • Increased appetite: Some women experience an increase in appetite and food cravings, especially for high-calorie comfort foods. Emotional factors like stress, anxiety, and mood swings can contribute to changes in eating habits.
  • Inadequate rest: Poor sleep quality can lead to fatigue, decreased energy levels, and disrupts hormones that regulate appetite.

Tips for managing weight during menopause:

  1. Eat a balanced diet: Focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
  2. Try supplements: Meno Rebalance has a holistic approach to easing the symptoms of menopause by combining CBD, essential vitamins of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K2, and the herb Sage.
  3. Move more: Incorporate regular physical activity into your routine, including both cardiovascular exercises (like walking or dancing) and strength training to preserve muscle mass.
  4. Stress management: Explore stress-reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, or mindfulness to help curb emotional eating.
  5. Prioritise sleep: Create a sleep-friendly environment and establish a bedtime routine to improve sleep quality.
More on Meno Rebalance

Well Lab’s Meno Rebalance capsule is designed specifically to help alleviate menopause symptoms that have a significant effect on your wellbeing such as anxiety, hot flushes, bloating, difficulty sleeping, low mood, depression, reduced bone strength, deterioration in eye health, low libido, joint or muscle pain and memory issues.

If you’re struggling with weight management during menopause, consider seeking guidance from a healthcare provider or registered dietitian for personalised advice and support.