During menopause, women have to deal with many physical changes. Hardly any phase is as new – and quite exhausting – as the period before menopause. In addition to hormone fluctuations, sweats, and hair loss, many women also gain weight during menopause due to a slowed metabolism. Excess fat collects mainly in the abdominal area, and this belly fat is then all the more stubborn. Even if you are usually more relaxed with yourself and your body in this phase of life, a few extra kilos can be pretty annoying. Four tips can help you lose weight and ensure that you get rid of belly fat even during menopause.
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Lose Weight With Ease: 4 Tips To Help You Lose Belly Fat During Menopause
Rely On Protein And Fiber
The basic rule is the more muscle mass, the higher the fat burning. However, we tend to lose muscle mass in old age – and unused muscles become fat stores. During menopause and menopause, it would be wise to continue to support the forces with a protein-rich diet in addition to moderate exercise. And: Proteins and fiber from oatmeal, fruit, and vegetables keep you full for a long time and reduce the risk of food cravings. A constant blood sugar level also supports the burning of fat, which is otherwise inhibited by insulin.
Probiotics contribute to intestinal health, which should not be underestimated even during menopause. The healthy bacteria help to build a balanced intestinal flora. And a healthy bowel, in turn, can boost your metabolism and make it easier to lose weight and belly fat. Studies have shown that a probiotic supplement can significantly reduce belly fat (compared to the control group, women lost up to 50 percent more weight on taking probiotics). Foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, soft cheese, kefir, or miso soup rich in probiotics should be on the menu regularly during menopause and menopause.
Intermittent fasting is said to stimulate the metabolism and help you lose weight – even during menopause. Of course, this method can work before menopause, but if you want to lose belly fat in menopause, fasting for an hour can relieve the body, keep the blood sugar level low and thus counteract the storage of belly fat. The 16: 8 method is favored: You eat in a time window of eight hours, for example, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and fast for the remaining 16 hours (you hardly notice anything from fasting overnight).
The secret hero between the well-known stars like linseed oil, CBD oil, and Co.? Borage oil. This is obtained from the seeds of the borage plant and is known for its anti-inflammatory effects. The oil is a good companion during menopause and menopause. Its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (gamma-linolenic acid) helps with hormonal fluctuations, moods, and concentration difficulties and relieves PMS symptoms such as tense breasts and cramps.
And: Borage oil can also tackle belly fat, as several studies have shown that taking it during menopause can help reduce the circumference of the waist and hips. However: People with low blood pressure should only consume small amounts due to the blood pressure-causing effect of borage oil and discuss the intake with a doctor in advance.