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Diets in Review Question

Can I lose weight during menopause?

Ritu asked this question Mar 7th, 2012 4:19 pm

I have gained 20-24 lbs in past 4 years and gained fat on my midriff. What kind of diet should I eat to lose weight and stay healthy. Thank you

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Brandi

Our resident dietitian, Mary Hartley, RD, told us that for menopausal women, a one-pound per year weight gain during this decade can be normal because the hormone change can place fat around the mid-section. This is not, however, the primary reason, and reduced exercise and altered eating habits can also play a role (at any age). Mary advises that 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise most days of the week can help to increase your metabolism, as well as adding a strength training regimen two or three times each week.

Learn more in Lose Weight at Any Age.


posted on Mar 8th, 2012 4:27 am