How to Lose Weight After Menopause

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Losing weight after experiencing menopause is similar to how weight was lost before menopause, as it is still important to exercise and eat well. Learn about the significance of lifting weights as a part of weight loss with help from a certified personal fitness trainer in this free video on losing weight after menopause.

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Video Transcript

My name is Tanya Batts, and I'm with Physique Designs. Today, I want to talk to you about how to lose weight after menopause. It's basically how you lose weight before menopause. Instead of three big meals a day, you want to cut it down to six smaller meals a day. Another thing you need to do: Get up. Start walking. Maybe go to the gym. Walking on the treadmill. You've got to get moving. Another thing that might surprise you is you need to start lifting weights. I'm going to tell you why. When I think menopause, I think of osteoporosis. You're losing calcium every single day, so when you start lifting those weights, not only are your arms going to be looking good and your legs are going to be tight, you're building bone density. You're making those bones really strong. The next thing I want you to think about: Every pound of lean muscle that you have on your body, you're burning between 50 and 60 calories and day. I'm going to say it again: For each pound of lean muscle, you're burning 50 to 60 calories a day, and that's amazing. The next thing you need to do is have a positive mental outlook. You've got to get positive you're going to get through this. If you're still having trouble, you might want to consult an endocrinologist and talk to him about hormone replacement therapy or HRT. Kind of tell him what you're looking to do and he should help you out. But you're going to get through this and that's how you lose weight after menopause.


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