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Sometime during your 40s or 50s coinciding with the menopausal transition, maintaining your usual weight may become more d...
Weight gain after menopause seems to be harder to lose<br />Inches tend to accumulate around abdomen, rather than hips and...
Weight gain begin during years leading up to menopause. <br />On average, women gain about a 1 KG a year during this time....
Reversing course to lose unwanted pounds requires : <br />Strict attention to healthy eating habits<br />Active lifestyle ...
Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />Changing hormone levels associated with menopause aren't  only cause <br />Agin...
Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />1. Exercising less<br />Menopausal women tend to exercise less than other women...
Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />2. Eating more<br />Eating more means you'll take in more calories<br />Which a...
Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />3.Burning fewer calories.<br />Number of calories you need for energy decreases...
Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />3.Burning fewer calories.<br />Muscle burns more calories than fat does<br />Wh...
Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />4.Genetic factors<br />May play a role in weight gain as well <br />If  parents...
Weight gain have serious implications on health.<br />Excess weight increases risk of : <br />High cholesterol<br />High b...
Weight gain have serious implications on health.<br />It increases breast cancer risk <br />Women who gain in excess of 20...
There's no magic formula<br />Strategies for maintaining healthy weight remain same<br />Watch what you eat and get moving...
Increase your physical activity.<br />Aerobic exercise boosts your metabolism and helps you burn fat. <br />Strength train...
Increase your physical activity<br />Become more physically active even without starting a formal exercise program. <br />...
Increase your physical activity<br />Spend more time doing things you love & get you moving. <br />Do more gardening and d...
Increase your physical activity.<br />Including strength training, may be single most important factor for maintaining a h...
Reduce calories.<br />Pay attention to the foods you're eating <br />Reduce  amount of calories you consume <br />Most eff...
Reduce calories.<br />Choose a varied diet composed mainly of fruits & vegetables <br />Cut back on calories<br />Most eff...
Reduce calories.<br />Be careful not to cut back too drastically on calorie intake<br />Body will respond by conserving en...
Reduce calories.<br />Metabolism slows as you get older, you need about 200 fewer calories a day to maintain your weight a...
Decrease dietary fat.<br />Eating high-fat foods adds excess calories<br />Limit fat to 15 to 20 percent of your daily cal...
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  1. 1. Sometime during your 40s or 50s coinciding with the menopausal transition, maintaining your usual weight may become more difficult. <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  2. 2. Weight gain after menopause seems to be harder to lose<br />Inches tend to accumulate around abdomen, rather than hips and thighs. <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  3. 3. Weight gain begin during years leading up to menopause. <br />On average, women gain about a 1 KG a year during this time. <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  4. 4. Reversing course to lose unwanted pounds requires : <br />Strict attention to healthy eating habits<br />Active lifestyle <br />Regularity & diligence to keep it all on track. <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  5. 5. Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />Changing hormone levels associated with menopause aren't only cause <br />Aging and lifestyle factors play a big role in changing body composition<br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  6. 6. Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />1. Exercising less<br />Menopausal women tend to exercise less than other women leading to weight gain <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  7. 7. Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />2. Eating more<br />Eating more means you'll take in more calories<br />Which are converted to fat if you don't burn them for energy<br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  8. 8. Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />3.Burning fewer calories.<br />Number of calories you need for energy decreases with age<br />Aging promotes replacement of muscle with fat <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  9. 9. Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />3.Burning fewer calories.<br />Muscle burns more calories than fat does<br />When body composition shifts to more fat and less muscle, metabolism slows down <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  10. 10. Causes of weight gain after menopause<br />4.Genetic factors<br />May play a role in weight gain as well <br />If parents & close relatives carry extra weight around abdomen, you may be predisposed to same <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  11. 11. Weight gain have serious implications on health.<br />Excess weight increases risk of : <br />High cholesterol<br />High blood pressure <br />Insulin resistance & type 2 diabetes<br />Heart disease <br />Stroke. <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  12. 12. Weight gain have serious implications on health.<br />It increases breast cancer risk <br />Women who gain in excess of 20 pounds increase breast cancer risk by 20 % <br />Losing weight after menopause can reduce breast cancer risk <br />Weight Gain & Menopause<br />
  13. 13. There's no magic formula<br />Strategies for maintaining healthy weight remain same<br />Watch what you eat and get moving. <br />What you can do to prevent or reverse weight gain<br />
  14. 14. Increase your physical activity.<br />Aerobic exercise boosts your metabolism and helps you burn fat. <br />Strength training increase muscle mass, boost metabolism & strengthen bones <br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain <br />
  15. 15. Increase your physical activity<br />Become more physically active even without starting a formal exercise program. <br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain <br />
  16. 16. Increase your physical activity<br />Spend more time doing things you love & get you moving. <br />Do more gardening and dancing. <br />Take longer walks <br />Try out bike <br />Be active for 30 minutes or more daily<br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain <br />
  17. 17. Increase your physical activity.<br />Including strength training, may be single most important factor for maintaining a healthy body composition<br />You will have more lean muscle mass and less body fat<br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain <br />
  18. 18. Reduce calories.<br />Pay attention to the foods you're eating <br />Reduce amount of calories you consume <br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain<br />
  19. 19. Reduce calories.<br />Choose a varied diet composed mainly of fruits & vegetables <br />Cut back on calories<br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain<br />
  20. 20. Reduce calories.<br />Be careful not to cut back too drastically on calorie intake<br />Body will respond by conserving energy, making extra kilos harder to shed <br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain<br />
  21. 21. Reduce calories.<br />Metabolism slows as you get older, you need about 200 fewer calories a day to maintain your weight after 40s<br />Eat only when hungry and only enough to satisfy hunger <br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain<br />
  22. 22. Decrease dietary fat.<br />Eating high-fat foods adds excess calories<br />Limit fat to 15 to 20 percent of your daily calories. <br />Emphasize fats from healthier sources, such as nuts and olive, canola & peanut oils.<br />Most effective approach to reversing weight gain<br />
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