Perimenopause and Weight Loss

What even is perimenopause anyway?!

Perimenopause is a natural phase that some people with ovaries go through as they get older. It usually happens in their 40s or 50s, but everyone is different. During perimenopause, the body starts going through some changes in preparation for menopause, which is when a person’s periods stop altogether.

One of the most common signs of perimenopause is that a person’s periods might become irregular. This means they might come more frequently, less frequently, or the flow might change. Some people might also experience symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, trouble sleeping, or changes in their skin or hair.

You might be wondering why all these changes happen. The ovaries start producing less estrogen and progesterone hormones. These hormones are responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle and preparing the body for pregnancy. As the hormone levels fluctuate during perimenopause, it can cause the body to go through these changes.

During perimenopause, some people may notice changes in their weight and muscle tone. Hormonal fluctuations can affect metabolism and the way the body stores fat.

Women going through perimenopause may find it a bit more challenging to lose weight. This is due to a slightly slower metabolism and changes in the way the body processes and stores fat.

Hormonal changes can also affect muscle tone and strength. It’s crucial to engage in regular strength training exercises to maintain and build muscle mass. Strength training exercises, such as lifting weights or doing bodyweight exercises, can be beneficial for overall health and muscle development.

A healthy lifestyle, regular physical activity and a balanced diet are important to maintaining your health at any age.

Remember, everyone’s body is unique, and it’s essential to listen to your body’s needs and work with a healthcare professional or a fitness expert for personalized advice and guidance.

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is designed to help women at every stage of life learn to fuel their body properly, move in a way that supports muscle growth and turn their body into a fat-burning machine!

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