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Moving Past Menopause Weight Gain
Sarah Reid, RHNC
The most profound weight gain in a woman's life tends to happen during the years leading up to menopause. The hormonal changes of menopause play a role in gaining weight around your belly instead of your hips and thighs, for sure, but that is mostly a fat distribution shift. The actual weight gain, however, is usually related to lifestyle factors. Through changing your diet and adopting a healthy, active lifestyle, you can put the brakes on the “middle age spread” and even reverse course.