Tips to help bust belly fat...
I believe that we can solve most of our perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms naturally, including belly fat.
Hormonal imbalance is frequently the reason why most perimenopausal and menopausal women can't lose weight, especially around the midsection; Primarily because as we age, estrogen levels decrease, which slows down metabolism. This slowing triggers the body to shift fat from the hips and thighs to the belly and causes fat cells to store more fat making weigh loss more difficult. The weight gain continues as we continue to eat the same amount.
Here are some tips to start burning belly fat:
Strength training - at least 2 times a week, this will help you to gain muscles as the body burns calories more quickly when you gain muscles. In turn you will lose weight and keep it off making it easier to regulate your weight.
Increase fiber - eat more fiber rich foods or slow carbs (fruits and vegetables). Slow carbs release energy slowly into the body and keep you full longer and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Slow carbs include most vegetables (egg plant, cauliflower, cucumbers, broccoli, bell peppers), whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans, peas and legumes.
Ramp up healthy fats - including avocados, coconut oil, nuts.
Water consumption - drink warm or room temperature water with lemon first thing in the morning to wake up your metabolism. Your daily water consumption should be about half your body weight in ounces.
Adequate sleep - this is very important during the menopausal phase as inadequate sleep has the same effect on your weight as hormonal shifts, causing you to want to eat more and cause your body to store fat.
Green tea - drinking green tea especially matcha which is high in antioxidants and helps to boost metabolism and helps the digestive tract to dissolve everything faster.
Select the tips that resonate with you and that you can easily implement and sustain.
In Good Health,