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Menopause and Weight Gain

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Holly Lucille, ND, RN, women’s health expert and author of Bottom Line Inc’s The Natural Side of Menopause blog, talks about changes in weight and waist size as women undergo menopause. While weight may be redistributed during menopause (many women finding that their middles are fuller as a result of the hormonal shifts during menopause), Dr. Lucille suggests that the natural effects of aging—specifically the slowing of the metabolism—have more to do with weight gain than the process of menopause. In order to maintain a healthy weight as one ages, women are encouraged to eat a healthy, whole-food diet and get regular strength-training and cardio exercise.

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