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Losing weight after menopause? Clear desserts from your menu

Jan 15th 2015 at 3:59 AM

According to study leader Dr. Bethany Gibbs of the University of Pittsburgh, there are a number of factors working against the diets in the period after your last period. For example, you're less motivated, making it simply limiting long term the number of calories contained has little effect. Hormones "In addition there are in your body, a number of physiological changes, such as a natural decrease in your energy level. This means that you resting metabolism, the amount of energy your body burns at rest, falls, "said Gibbs. “On the other hand, there is again an increase in hormones which stimulate appetite." "Scientists who study the brain, also found that you are motivated after losing weight to eat and to reward yourself" said Gibbs. Thereby get the pounds soon back in. Desserts Together with her team, she decided, therefore, to determine whether certain foods can ensure that you can maintain the weight loss. For this study 500 women were selected in the post-menopause.

After six months, there appeared to be some eating habits that were associated with weight loss: Less desserts, less fried foods, less sugary drinks and fewer restaurant visits After four years, however, there were only two factors about: just less desserts and less sugary drinks were associated with weight loss or conservation. Fruits and vegetables addition came eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat and cheese emerged as ways to control your weight long term. And that you should definitely do according to Gibbs. "Eating more fruits and vegetables is not such a big adjustment.

But with that small change you get much better results than the long term mean you never will eat fries. That cannot last," said Gibbs. Desserts that you should avoid or eat in menopause to avoid: - ice cream dish, such as dame Blanche: rich in sugar and saturated fats.

This increases the risk of heart disease and makes it harder to keep your weight stable. - Ice cream: contains refined carbohydrates that disrupt blood sugar and hormone levels. This leads to unintended appetite.

- Chocolate Cake: rich in calories. Since you energy during menopause decreases, you should avoid high-calorie foods to avoid weight gain.

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