Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

how do i lose weight after gaining 3+ lbs. since menopause?

By Anonymous February 20, 2011 - 12:07pm
Rate This

This is the most I've weighed my entire life! I don't overeat, I eat whole, fresh foods and I'm active. In 3 years I've gained 30 lbs! HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Add a Comment1 Comments

That is great that you are eating whole, fresh foods and are active, and many women are frustrated by weight gain before and after menopause.

Unfortunately, there is no secret to weight loss...it is simply consuming less calories than you expend. If you are active...are you exercising intensely enough to burn calories substantial enough for weight loss? If you are eating healthy foods, and are not "over-eating", are you aware of how many calories you are consuming?

Simple changes, since you are already very health-conscious, could make the switch from "gaining-a-pound-a-month" during the last three years to "losing-a-pound-per-week". Sustained and maintainable weight loss is slow, and is a daily choice to exercise properly (with purposeful duration, intensity and frequency) while slightly lowering caloric intake.

Have you worked with a personal trainer to help "kick start" your exercise routine to maximize weight loss? A Registered Dietitian, or online weight loss program (such as Weight Watchers, there are many healthy programs), can help you keep track of your eating behaviors.

Does this information help?

February 20, 2011 - 1:56pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.