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Weight Gain & Menopause

Weight Gain & Menopause

Gaining weight and you don't know why?  Is your pear shape turning into an apple?  It could be Menopause.  About 90% of women gain weight during Menopause, usually somewhere around 10 to 15 pounds. Menopause weight gain occurs around the abdomen, not the hips and thighs as before Menopause.

Menopausal weight gain is a distressing symptom but it is important to not feel guilty about the extra pounds. Blame it on those fluctuating hormones. 

During Menopause hormones change, and your body's metabolism starts to slow down meaning you burn less calories. So even if you ate and exercised exactly the way you did before, you will gradually gain weight.

Menopausal Weight Gain and Hormones

Some of the hormones involved in Menopause and weight gain include:

Estrogen - Fat cells can produce estrogen and since your ovaries are producing less estrogen, the body looks to fat cells to get more of it.  It does this by turning calories into fat at a higher rate.

Progesterone – The drop in progesterone levels can cause water retention and bloating, which may make you look and feel heavier.

Androgen – This hormone affects how weight is distributed.  Androgen increases during Menopause resulting in a weight gain around your abdominal area. 

Testosterone – This hormone is responsible for turning calories into muscle mass. Testosterone drops during Menopause causing loss of muscle, which also causes a decrease in metabolism since muscle burns more calories than fat.

Menopause Weight Gain – Natural Relief

Fortunately there are herbs that contain estrogen- and progesterone-like compounds that can help your body fight Menopause weight gain and other Menopause symptoms naturally.  At Last Naturals offers several supplements that contain these beneficial herbs. They can bring balance to your hormones gently and safely.  Incorporate these quality products into your everyday regimen for optimal support during Perimenopause and Menopause.

  • Our Wild Yam Cream and Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel are rich in diosgenin, a plant compound structurally similar to those found in the body, that can naturally help support women gently and effectively during times of imbalance.

Control Menopause and weight gain symptoms naturally At Last.  If you have any questions call us at 1-800-LAST-123 

(1-800-527-8123) or e-mail us for information on any of our products for women, digestive health, skin care, and men's grooming products.


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