Belly Fat After Menopause
Are you in or approaching menopause and struggling to lose weight or in menopause and still struggling with symptoms. Well in today’s video I’m going to share with you my top strategies to deal with this hey everyone. This is Stephanie from fast track to health wellness Center welcome to the channel. So in today’s video not only am I going to talk about how to reduce belly fat, some weight loss strategies and also will help you if you’re still dealing with the symptoms of menopause.
So as of approaching 49 years menopause will be here before I know it. I am definitely staying on top of all of my strategies that I can prevent things from happening once I reach menopause completely. I can relate to what you’re going through first thing I want to talk about is what’s actually going on when you do hit menopause so lots of things are changing already, a lot of it has to do with your hormones being imbalanced.
Mostly a lot of your hormone levels are declining estrogen progesterone testosterone your adrenal hormones DHEA.
Things are declining but one thing that’s not declining in most cases is your insulin levels and insulin is the fat storage hormone. So you may have noticed that you are storing more fat now than you ever did before the number one strategy that you have to start working on in the first tip of today is you have to start.
Does that mean well it starts with diet you have to start eating foods that are going to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day and one of the number-one strategies for that is to cut the carbs and sugars out of your diet. So a lower carb diet, a higher fat diet even a ketogenic diet not saying that you have to do keto 100% of the time but keeping the carbohydrates low and the fat higher will help you get from meal to meal in a more stable way and keep your blood sugar balanced which will help you avoid gaining extra fat especially around the midsection. So diet is key with this. If you want to reduce belly fat, reduce your consumption of refined processed foods carbohydrates sugar things like that and you want to increase fat foods that are healthy fats in particular we’re gonna get to that in the next tip.
Strategy for losing Belly Fat during Menopause :
If you’re gonna want to lower your cellular inflammation so over time the body struggles with inflammation and you hit menopause.If you haven’t really been taking care of yourself with diet and lifestyle your cells are struggling in many different ways with toxicity, the hormones are not gonna be able to get into your cells properly. So you’re gonna have to look at lowering or inflammation, this obviously can be done with diet so you want to avoid inflammatory foods like you just mentioned refined processed foods, sugar, genetically modified foods and then you’re also going to make sure that Diet that’s really really critical is getting the right kinds of fat things like avocados that avocado oil coconut oil coconut products.
Even organic pasture-raised animal products have a healthy fat profile so you want to make sure that your Omega balance is there too in our diet. We’re getting way too much omega-6 and those are coming from the refined vegetable oils like canola oil and soybean oil so you can avoid vegetable oils that are going to be high in omega-6 and on top of that they’re genetically modified so you want to focus on eating a healthier fat profile & then on top of that for the detox part you’re going to want to make sure that you are doing a gig yearly detox at our clinic.
If you want to consider a heavy-metal detox we do a hair test in our clinic to determine if you have high levels of heavy metals & then we give you a protocol for that. So heavy metal detox is important as well. We want to get the cells health as good as we can, so that everything else can work in conjunction with that.
Lowering inflammation and another way to do this is one of my favorite tricks and it’s what’s been keeping me at my goal for quite a while is intermittent fasting inflammation. Overall there are many many different benefits to doing intermittent fasting, I have other videos on how to get started with intermittent fasting so please check above, but intermittent fasting basically means that you’re eating during a restricted time period so in other words you might skip breakfast and only eat between hours of 12:00 and 8 so you’re eating like lunch and dinner & during this period of time when you’re not eating your body is able to work on Digestion, repairing your cells and overall lowering your inflammation.
So intermittent fasting is a great way to do that even prolonged fasting going 24 hours or 48 hours longer fast. These are great ways to lower your inflammation. Now in the beginning it might be really tricky to do this because you’re not used to it and your blood sugar might not be balanced, so it might be even harder but like I said over time the more you get used to it the easier it gets.
Mentally you’re gonna have a lot more clarity and you’re thinking your energy is going to be better and you’re not going to need as many calories & overall you’re gonna just naturally reduce belly fat, so this is a great strategy and it’s completely safe to do at any age, even at menopausal age. So don’t be afraid to try intermittent fasting.