Ask the Nurse

I'm 53 years old, and entered menopause at age 47. I have 70 pounds to lose and it's so much harder now since I've entered menopause. Can any diet help menopausal women lose weight?

A slower metabolism is an unfortunate part of the aging process. In fact, the average woman needs to exercise more and eat less in order to stay the exact same weight! Dietary changes are definitely important for weight loss, but increasing physical activity and exercising at least 150 minutes per week will help to keep weight off.

The diets below have been associated with weight loss and other general health benefits:

One of the most important things to consider is which diet will be easiest for you to maintain. If that’s Weight Watchers, then give it a try!

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

January 29, 2019 at 10:42am