It is something that happens as women get older – we put on weight and unless you are rigorous about your diet and exercise it can soon expand into being more than just a few pounds.
There is nothing wrong with putting on a little weight; indeed during the menopause years it is the body’s way of providing us with natural oestrogen as it is created from the fat cells as compensation for the natural reduction at this time of life.
How much do you drink?
No, I am not asking about your alcohol consumption, but a much more vital fluid that is essential for the effective management of so many of your body’s critical funcitons.
If you want to keep that weight increase down to just a few pounds then I can offer you a simple suggestion that is proven to help lose weight.
I don’t know about you, but one of the things I have found most aggravating about getting older is how often my mother has been proved right. What is this magical weight loss ingredient that costs you nothing and has absolutely no side-effects?
Something that I hope you already have plenty of every day in your diet — plain, simple, water. It’s something that’s been around for a long time and suggested as a way of losing weight that you drink a large glass of water before each meal and now scientists have documented that it really is true.
There has been a clinical trial of this amazing weight loss-promoting liquid and the results were reported at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston.
Previous studies had already shown that middle aged and older people who drank two cups of water immediately before eating a meal consumed between 75 and 90 fewer calories during that meal.
In this recent 12 week study, dieters aged between 55 and 75 who drank water before every meal lost about 5 pounds more than those who did not increase their water intake.
You have to love scientists as they are incapable of taking anything at face value and so here we now have the scientific proof from a randomized, controlled clinical trial that drinking water before you eat will make you feel fuller, so you will eat less.
Also research from Columbia University School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Public Health had previously found that when overweight teenagers substituted water for sweetened drinks such as squashes and colas they could eliminate an average of 235 excess calories per day.
So if you are a soft drink fan – think of how it easy it would be to cut those calories.
Bioidentical progesterone is a natural diuretic and so helps you shed those pounds when you are retaining fluid. It may seem illogical, but if you don’t drink enough you can get fluid retention as the body tries to hold on to it to help your kidneys, your circulation, your nerve cells and more perform at optimum level.