Losing weight is never easy. However, it is exceptionally difficult during menopause. Have no fear. Recent research shows that getting high-quality sleep and managing stress levels can improve quality of life and make weight loss easier during menopause.
There are several ways to improve your quality of life and make weight loss easier during menopause. Here are 4 tips.
Get Restful, Quality Sleep.
To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, it is necessary to get high quality sleep. Research shows that people who sleep too little, have a higher level of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, lower levels of the “fullness hormone” leptin. This is more likely to make them overweight.
Unfortunately, many women in menopause have sleeping problems, mainly due to hot flashes, night sweats, stress and other physical effects of estrogen deficiency.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, a form of psychotherapy is believed to help people with insomnia. Although women experiencing symptoms of low estrogen may benefit from it, no studies have been conducted on menopausal women specifically.