I've lost 50 pounds in the past year, and it's just plain hard. I'm not on any special diet, I don't have a personal trainer, and I'm terrified every minute that I'll backslide like I have in the past.
After taking care of over 10,000 patients, one of the commonest questions I'm asked by menopausal women is how to best control their weight. I think the answer depends on the person and the reason that the person is overweight.
The most common concerns I hear from my menopausal and postmenopausal patients are how easy it is to gain weight and how hard it is to lose weight. It's a real challenge. But there are 5 steps you can easily take to lose weight in menopause and keep it off.
In an overweight woman, menopause may be delayed, and periods may become heavier and longer because estrogen levels are still high even after the ovaries no longer produce appropriate levels of progesterone.