As you get older, you experience hormonal changes that
affect how your body processes food. This can be a little confusing, especially
when trying to figure out how to adjust your eating habits to fit your changing
needs. With your hormones in flux, you can do so many things to lose weight and
maintain a healthy weight.
What are the effects and changes for women during
Menopause is a transitional stage in a woman’s life, and it
can evoke both embarrassing hormone changes and crippling mood swings. A new
book, “The Hormone Diet,” looks to reduce menopause symptoms, boost
energy, and boost metabolism naturally. Menopause can be stressful, and knowing
what you can and cannot do during menopause can help you feel better and cope
with these changes. There is a common myth that menopause is associated with a
decrease in female hormone levels. This is untrue. The main change women
experience during menopause is a decrease in the production of the female
hormone estrogen, which, in turn, leads to a change in the menstrual cycle.
Many women also notice an increase in their desire for sex and an increase in
the frequency and intensity of hot flashes.
The three best diet options for menopausal women are a:
• low-carb diet
One of the most effective and oldest methods of dieting is
the low-carb diet. It has been around for thousands of years and has been used
by many people to lose weight and achieve their health goals. It is a
well-known fact that carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. In a
low-carb diet, carbohydrates are restricted, so the body turns to other sources
of energy. It is also a well-known fact that carbohydrates are not the only
source of energy for the body.
• high-protein diet
Menopause is an amazing time to be alive. Your body is in
peak physical condition, you can experience the world in ways you never knew
possible, and you can exercise with no fear of injury. But you’ve heard all
this before. The only question is, how do you stay in shape into your golden
years? The best way is to adopt a high-protein diet, the staple of the
veggie-loving, Fit Age.
• Mediterranean-style diet
The Mediterranean diet, which combines a high intake of
healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and beans with a moderate intake of
lean protein and whole grains, is an excellent choice for menopausal women of
all ages. However, within the Mediterranean diet, there are many variations in
each category. For example, many of the Mediterranean countries of the world,
such as Crete, Cyprus, Greece, and Italy, have been noted for their high
consumption of olive oil. Still, there is no uniformity as to how much and what
kind of olive oil is consumed.
If you are a woman getting ready for menopause, you know
the changes are coming. And, when it comes to diet, some guidelines can help
you manage your weight in a good way for your health.