Lose Weight Around  Menopause

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menopause makes weight loss so hard

When a woman has gone 12 months without having a menstrual cycle, menopause officially begins. It could be exceedingly challenging to lose weight at this time.

Importance of a calorie deficit

To lose weight, a calorie deficit must exist. However, restricting calories excessively causes lean muscle to be lost more quickly, hastening the aging-related decline in metabolic rate.

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Diet plans that work well during menopause

Here are four nutritious diets that have been shown to help with weight loss during and beyond the menopausal transition.

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The low carb die

Thorough overview of the low-carb diet, along with a menu and meal plan.

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The Mediterranean diet

Studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet, which is best recognized for enhancing health and lowering the risk of heart disease, may also aid in weight loss.

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A vegan or vegetarian diet

Low carb, Mediterranean, vegan, and vegetarian diets have been shown to have benefits in perimenopause and menopause.

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