Want to lose belly fat and shape your waist? Would you love to flatten your tummy? Want to get back into that fun pair of jeans, you know the ones, they are in the back of our cupboard!
Hormonal changes during menopause combined with decreasing metabolism as we age, can contribute to weight gain especially on our tummy. Weight distribution changes during menopause especially targeting the tummy area, which apart from being uncomfortable can affect how we feel about ourselves and our confidence. But more seriously it’s unhealthy, increasing risk of cardiovascular disease. So how can we re-find our waist, shed the excess inches and protect our health?
Losing Weight During and After Menopause
Losing weight during and after menopause may feel impossible. Hormone changes, stress, lack of sleep and the aging process all work against us. The good news is, there are simple steps we can take to make weight loss easier during menopause and sustain the results.
- Maintain a food diary, noting everything you eat and drink, paying attention to what causes bloating.
- Maintain your daily calories and increase your daily activity.
- Learn to create and maintain core engagement during daily activity. The way to get started is to learn how to perform a precise pelvic tilt. Lying on your back, press your back firmly to the floor and feel your core brace. Remember to breathe. Every day look to increase the length of time you can hold core contraction.
The Curves At-Home Workouts and the Curves In-Club Circuit are designed to condition the core.
The choice is yours
So, the steps may be simple, but it does involve change and changing our routine isn’t easy. Maybe you have heard of the expression, “make the harder choice”? It is often used in connection with getting active, eating healthy and increasing fitness. It is appropriate because often we forget that we actually have a choice. We choose our lifestyle, moment by moment, day by day, we make the choices. The first step to change is acknowledging we have a choice and then taking responsibility for our choices. Is it easy? No! but is it worth it? Always!
Another common concern for countless menopausal women’s is the extra weight in the upper arms. Would you love to tone up your upper arms and feel confident in your sleeveless outfits? Find your nearest Curves club, and get a free consultation. Start your weight loss journey with Curves.