If you want a lose menopause belly fat diet…
#1 secret is – to know your WHY. Most people don’t talk about this, but it’s so important. You will only do what you need to reach your weight-loss goal if you’re motivated from deep within.
And “WHY to lose menopause abdominal fat” and lose weight is different for every woman.
You may want more quality time with your spouse. Or you want to play outside with your kids without needing a 3-hour nap afterward. Or you want to lose weight and slide back into your skinny jeans because you’ll feel more confident. Or maybe you want to live longer and boost your quality of life.
My Why, for example, is ……….I married a year ago (yes, I’m a 59-year-old newlywed), and my husband, Todd, is outdoorsy. When Todd wants to go kayaking or hiking for an entire day, I want to have the energy and stamina to go with him! If I am dragging around a lot of extra belly fat, also known as visceral fat, and not eating well, I will not have enough energy or care, and he will go himself.
When my cute little dog, Cooper the Havanese, looks at me that way, saying, Mom, I am ready for a long walk, please, and not just a quick 5 min potty walk; I want to walk with him several times a week, keep him healthy and me too.
Secret #2: Good news! To succeed is to understand that you want to achieve at reducing your body fat and increasing muscle mass is nothing to feel ashamed of; it is 100% normal. When we think we have a weight gain flaw, we tend to feel isolated and overeat junk food. It happens. Most menopausal diet plans will fail us unless we realize we are not flawed, we are beautiful women who have been busy taking care of others for years and have not taken care of ourselves, and now it is your turn. We can then look at our situation and health problems more objectively and have the energy to take action.
Secret #3 reducing insulin spikes, insulin resistance, and controlling blood sugar and the nasty stress hormone cortisol will help maintain your appetite, so you don’t want to reach for foods that will keep the menopause belly fat on. I will show you how to be successful here. This is a funny but real example. I go about my day eating lean and green, and then my husband makes chicken, green beans, and a white potato for dinner. After dinner, my feet may hurt a bit, and I feel drained and crave sugar.
That evening walk I wanted to go on probably won’t happen now. Why is that? All I did was eat dinner. The white potato turning into sugar and spiking insulin in my body made me feel so bad.
Secret #4 Turning your body into a fat-burning machine – my favorite part – it is easy when you know what to do – to burn fat for energy, even while you sleep. Super Cool! I love food, but I don’t want my belly to show that – you know what I mean. I want to enjoy what I eat, feel good inside, and look good outside without carrying extra weight and an expanding waistline.
One way to turn your body into a fat-burning machine is to focus on protein and greens in your diet. If I eat organic chicken and a colorful salad for dinner and if I get hungry around 9 pm, I focus on protein, my body will burn fat while I sleep, and I will wake up and not have any problems fitting into my pans the following day.
Secret #5 –—-But losing menopausal belly fat is just one step toward a healthier you. You also need to make sure your metabolism is working right.
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Take a look at my metabolic mastery program and the comprehensive labs I order for my clients.