Weight loss During Menopause. How To maintain A Stable Weight During Menopause
Menopausal women are advised to ditch their usual breakfast and opt for oatmeal instead to aid weight loss.
Weight gain can be a problem at any age, but it can be relentless during menopause. It’s common for women over 40 to notice the accumulation of fat in their belly area, and experts have suggested one thing that can help them deal with it.
“ Swapping your morning breakfast with a bowl of oatmeal is an easy way to jumpstart your weight loss efforts,” says registered dietitian Trista Best of Balance One Supplements. Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which will help keep you feeling full longer, and will also help prevent spikes in glucose levels. Both of these side effects will help you lose weight by preventing overeating and rapid fat accumulation.”
Oatmeal not only promotes weight loss, but also has many other health benefits. This includes:
- Low blood sugar
- Lowering cholesterol
- Reducing constipation
- Promotes the development of healthy bacteria in the intestines
- Relieves itching and skin irritation.
And since oatmeal is pretty bland, women can spice it up with lots of other menopause-friendly foods like berries, flax, and yogurt. Previously, we wrote about how to choose oatmeal and which cereals are really useful.
Overnight oatmeal is the perfect complement to other foods such as nuts and seeds ( good fats, protein, omega-3 essential fatty acids) and fruits such as bananas, berries and kiwis ( antioxidants and fiber). You can make a large batch for a week and keep it in the fridge. Make plain oatmeal and add toppings later, or incorporate things like chia seeds and flax seeds into your cereal.
People should be aware of higher calorie supplements. Roxana Ehsani, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, explained that people put themselves at risk of overeating their daily calories by loading up on sugary toppings. She said, “When you eat oatmeal and add sweeteners like brown sugar, honey, and/or maple syrup, you’re increasing your total calories and total carbs. It can also cause a person’s blood sugar to rise too high.”