If you are in the process of going through menopause, you might have been noticing a few extra pounds around your waist lately. Well, there is no need to worry because you are definitely not alone.
One the most noticeable symptoms of menopause seems to be weight gain and a change in the overall shape of your body. No one can ever be happy about this sudden change but it is important to keep in mind that this weight gain is very much expected and is considered to be absolutely normal.
During menopause, you will begin to put weight on around your abdomen, instead of around your hips, thighs, and rear. People commonly refer to this as an “apple” shaped body.
Most women get irritated and unhappy when they begin to notice those extra pounds that keep on piling with menopause. You may be eating and exercising exactly the same as you always were but still can’t seem to maintain your weight. As you enter the early stages of menopause, maintaining weight becomes more and more difficult, and losing weight becomes almost impossible. This is because of the fluctuation in your hormones.
Your body’s hormones have a direct impact on your appetite, metabolism, and fat storage. This is why it is so difficult to control your weight during menopause ‘ no matter what you do, fluctuating estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and androgen levels will fight you all the way.