Why Perimenopause Weight Gain?
Perimenopause Weight Gain is an online hub for information about perimenopause and weight gain. Whether you’re reaching perimenopause or have already started and are worried about gaining additional pounds during perimenopause, we want to help you with your weight management goals.
Losing extra pounds any time during life is typically difficult and challenging. Many women try different types of diets and gimmicks to lose weight; however, most find they may lose some extra pounds quickly only to discover the weight they did lose quickly creeps back up on them. Many times they gained more weight than they had lost.
If you’ve been a prisoner of this cycle of yo-yo dieting for most of your life, it may even become more difficult now to get or stay slim as your body’s hormone levels are fluctuating and causing you to gain extra fat.
In addition, no matter what your age, most environments encourage overeating. Fast foods and junk foods are ubiquitous in American society. Over the past few decades the United States has seen a dramatic increase in obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “American society has become ‘obesogenic,’ characterized by environments that promote increased food intake, nonhealthful foods, and physical inactivity.” People have become socially constructed to eating larger portions and exercising less.
With all the environmental, social and emotional aspects of weight loss, losing extra pounds now when you’re a little older and your hormones are fluctuating is most likely going to need a different approach than those of most conventional diets. The diet you were accustomed to when you were in your 20s and 30s is probably not as effective now that you’re transitioning into menopause. It’s also difficult to stay on a diet when cravings and hunger compounded by perimenopause symptoms that seem to come out of nowhere overwhelm you. It may also be difficult to find motivation to exercise. These are the reasons we’ve created Perimenopause Weight Gain–to help you learn about what works best according to research for women who are trying to lose weight or stay slim during perimenopausal years.
What’s Unique About Perimenopause Weight Gain?
A lot of information exists about losing extra pounds. The Internet is replete with many different types of information; some Web sites are helpful, but many are not.
Our goal is to help women just like you get reputable information about the effects of perimenopause and weight gain and how you can improve your ability to get slim and stay slim as your body makes the transition into menopause.