It's no secret most women struggle with putting on extra, unwanted pounds as they approach "the change". This issue leads women desperate to figure out how to lose weight during perimenopause.
Weight gain is probably one of the more annoying problems premenopausal women face. Besides not being able to fit into your old clothes, you have all that extra padding where you did not have it before. With all that you're going through, the last thing you need is to have to go out and buy an entirely new wardrobe …
But never fear, today I have a super simple diet trick guaranteed to help you shed pounds.
Not only that, but do this one thing, and you'll not only lose weight, but you will also help get those fluctuating hormones back on track.
Its' a win-win!
How to Lose Weight During Perimenopause
I should provide a disclaimer, though. If you have thyroid issues, then your condition is a bit more severe and this one trick may not be enough …
Don't worry- I'm not going to tell you to join some expensive and difficult to follow diet program like Jenny Craig. And I certainly don't want you to go out and buy a bunch of processed and tasteless low-fat foods.
Do this one thing and you'll still be able to enjoy a whole range of yummy and rich tasting foods. You won't feel deprived and you'll still be able to shed a chunk of that extra weight.
So you want to hear what my trick is?
Don't eat sugar.
That's it. Don't do it.
Remove sugar from your diet and you will see that weight just slide off. More than that, eliminating sugar will go a long way in balancing out those unstable hormones.
Because sugar is one of the major contributors to hormone imbalance- specifically hormone imbalance due to estrogen dominance.
Estrogen dominance refers to the condition where you have an abundance of estrogen and not enough progesterone. It is one of the leading causes of severe premenopausal symptoms and can make life a living hell for some women. A number of factors contribute to estrogen dominance including stress and toxin exposure. But one of the worst culprits is our modern Western diet. And one of the worst foods that aggravate estrogen dominance? You guessed it: sugar.
Eating sugar causes your cortisol levels to rise, which in turn causes your estrogen to go up. Once your estrogen levels go up, your progesterone levels go down.
So not only does sugar help you pack on the pounds, it also messes with your hormones big time.
If you want to know how to lose weight during perimenopause just give up sugar. It really couldn't be simpler than that.
I realize giving up sugar isn't all that easy. It is highly addictive after all.
And it's hidden in a TON of our food.
But if you can, eliminate or at least reduce sugar from your diet and you will see a remarkable change in your health.