Many women gain weight as they go through menopause. Your body no longer needs to support your reproductive system, and your metabolism slows down. Many women lose muscle at this point, which also slows metabolism. Some supplements can help control your weight gain and may even help you lose a few pounds.
Things You'll Need
- B vitamins
- Omega 3
- Vitamin D
Supplements That Control Weight
Take magnesium. Magnesium is depleted by people who have diabetes. It is key to regulating insulin. It will help with those cravings for sugary foods.
Take a vitamin B complex. Eight of our essential vitamins are from the B complex. They are essential to metabolize protein and fat. B vitamins also convert carbohydrates to energy. They all work together and are crucial to keeping weight at a healthy level. Vitamin B2 helps the thyroid work, which regulates the metabolism.
Take Omega 3 fatty acids. They work to increase our fat-burning mechanisms. Taking them can lead to fat loss. Omega 3 fatty acids also help relieve inflammation.
Get your vitamin D levels checked. A vitamin D deficiency leads to insulin resistance, which causes weight gain. Many women going through menopause find they have cravings for sweets. Without vitamin D, the sweets will be stored as fat. New research shows many people are vitamin D deficient for years before they see any signs. Your body makes vitamin D from sun exposure. But many people are limiting their time in the sun to avoid the risk of skin cancer. You can also get vitamin D from food. Some food and drinks (like milk) are fortified with vitamin D. Vitamin D is also good for women going through menopause, because it helps prevent osteoporosis and keeps our bones hard.