How Can You Avoid Menopause Weight Gain?
As women grow older, many experience menopause weight gain. When both men and women get older and less active, there is a tendency to gain weight but there is something unique about the menopause for women. Most women are likely to start to gain some weight around the age of 50 and this extra weight starts to appear in different places. Even women who remain at the same weight will typically find their middle section getting fatter.
This happens because a women’s body produces less estrogen, the female hormone, in the post menopausal stage of her life. The distribution of weight on a woman’s body changes at this time to be more like a man’s which means that it is focused on the belly rather than the hips. Low estrogen may also be the reason for some extra weight gain, or at least a tendency to put on weight more easily. Dieting can become more of a struggle, too.
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Why Is Losing Belly Fat For Women Difficult?
The body of a man and a women are obviously physically different and each have various problems that they have to deal with. And in the matter of weight loss, losing belly fat for women is harder than it is for men. This is because a woman’s hormones are different to those of a man.
One key area of obesity research has focused on how the hormone leptin influences the body’s ability to shed excess weight. According to the latest research, leptin plays an important role in appetite control, metabolism and weight loss and women have higher levels of leptin than men.
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