Research has shown that women gain an average of 500 gram each year during their 40s and 50s, which is the same time most women go through menopause.
The risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes after menopause may be associated with how the body distributes excess weight.
Menopausal weight gain tends to concentrate in the abdomen.
Abdominal fat cells produce hormones and other chemicals that can increase health risks more than fat in other areas of the body. With some simple modifications to your diet and physical activity level, you can lose menopausal weight around your midsection.
Cut back on the number of carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, potato, sugar and sugary drinks you consume each day. Fat replaces some of your muscle as you age. Muscle is better than fat at burning energy, so older people need less energy from food.
Limit sugar, sugary drinks and alcohol. It is sugar that stimulates the pancreas to store more fat. Try to cut out all sugar and prevent most ailments associated with aging. Follow the Manna Diet as given in the free e-book.
As estrogen levels decline, fat tends to move from the buttocks to the abdomen. Stop this process by increasing the estrogen levels with a natural supplement like the Manna Menopause Support.
This product is loaded with phyto-estrogens (plant based estrogens) and it is 100% safe to use, even in conjunction with other medication.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Your physical activity routine should include both aerobic activity and strength training. Aerobic activity burns fat and increases your metabolism. Strength training improves your metabolism, increases your muscle mass and makes your bones stronger.
Tone your deeper abdominal muscles by drawing in your belly button. Get down on your hands and knees, take a deep breath and exhale. When you are almost done exhaling, pull your belly button up and in toward your spine. Hold this position for 10 seconds, then rest for about 10 seconds and repeat 10 times. You should eventually be able to do this exercise while in a standing position.
Tighten your lower abdominal muscles by doing pelvic exercises. Lie on your back and bend your knees close to your chest. Tighten your lower abdominal muscles, lifting your buttocks up and hold for up to 10 seconds. Repeat 10 to 20 times. Alternatively, lie on the floor, bend your knees, pull in your abdominal muscles and tilt your pelvis toward the ceiling. Hold this position for up to 10 seconds and repeat 10 to 20 times.