How do you stop weight gain during menopause from ruining your life? Just like any other weight loss plan, you have to choose what is right for you and stick to it. You may need to make some changes if you want to get and stay thin and healthy.
For one week, keep a food journal and see for yourself in black and white what kinds of things you put in your mouth on a daily basis. You may be surprised at the things you eat. After you have kept your food journal for a week then you can make whatever changes you need to and start to eat healthy meals.
Portion control is important. We all know that good food tastes good and we go back for seconds almost unconsciously. You need to stay conscious about what you are doing with food, especially after menopause.
If you do not want to be one of the 2/3 of women in menopause who gain upwards of 15 pounds, then make the changes your body needs you to make. This includes some form of daily exercise.
Walking, biking, jogging, playing tennis, swimming or whatever floats your boat, just get out there and do it. You won’t be as fast as you were when you were young or have the rhythm and coordination you used to. But, the more you do whatever it is you do, the better you will get at it and when you get to be in better shape you will no longer have to worry about weight gain menopause.
Weight gain is caused by a number of factors that can be overcome whenever you want to overcome them. Overeating is one reason and that can be overcome by watching your portions at every meal as I have explained above.
Weight gain is caused by decreased physical activity. All that needs to be done to overcome this is to get regular exercise on a daily basis. Make a pact with yourself and try hard not to let yourself down. You will be the only one who suffers. Start slow if you have to and work your way up to a nice moderate level routine.
A couple of things to watch out for when learning to pace yourself during a workout, you should be able to carry on a casual conversation with your work out partner during your work out. If you cannot then you are probably working too hard and should slow down a bit. You should be perspiring slightly when you are done with your workout