Menopause and Weight Gain
Why do women put on weight when they get to their menopause years?
There are many reasons but one of them is to do with the drop in oestrogen levels.
Oestrogen is produce in women in the ovaries until menopause.
Oestrodial is the strongest and the main source of oestrogen until menopause, and then the body switches to oestrone as its source.
Oestrone is produced in the adrenal glands and the fat cells.
The body will produce more fat cells to produce more oestrone…
…and will protect these fat cells so it can keep producing more oestrone.
One way to overcome this is to gain lean muscle tissue to keep the metabolism fired up. This means resistance training.
…as long as you don’t tuck into pizza and chips afterwards of course :0)