Every woman knows that we can run but can’t hide from menopause. And if you’ve reached this life milestone, you know it can take a toll on your mood,, sleep patterns, and… body shape. So, how can you achieve the right amount of ?
Keep reading to learn how medical weight loss program can help you:and a
- Discover the underlying causes of your weight gain
- Create a personalized plan to suit your needs
- Reach your weight goals.
What’s Happening with?
No matter how healthy you are and how balanced your diet is, have you found you just can’t? You’re not alone. This is a real conflict for many menopausal women.
The cause is this: Menopause directly impacts your, , sleep patterns, and other body functions, leading to increased fat accumulation, especially in the abdomen area.
Here are some of the reasons why this problem is more common than you think:
, your ovaries decrease and, over time, completely stop producing estrogen – the that regulates many body functions, including fat distribution. So, if the fat from your hips and thighs is now concentrated on your abdomen, blame it on the lack of estrogen!
2 Slower metabolism
Yourtends to slow down naturally as you age. This decrease means your body burns fewer calories at rest, contributing to weight gain – and to the hard time you’re having losing those extra pounds.
3 Muscle loss
With, you gradually lose muscle mass. Since muscle burns more calories than fat, a decrease in muscle mass can reduce your body’s calorie-burning capacity, making it harder to lose weight.
4 Poor quality sleep and stress
Sleep disturbances and insomnia are quite common in menopause, which is often considered stressful. And stress can triggerand increase the production of cortisol – a hormone that contributes to weight gain, particularly around your abdomen.
Managing your stress and getting quality sleep helps regulate stress and appetite hormones. This will help with your.
insulin resistance. This increases the risk for many health conditions, promotes fat storage, and helps turn weight loss into a challenging goal!can lead to
So – not only do you need to cope with all the uncomfortableand body changes, but this stubborn fat is difficult to lose, so takes time and patience.
But don’t lose hope. With the help of a NavaRX, we can help you set realistic goals and focus on your overall rather than just the number on the scale (this also relieves some of your stress about results!).and a medical weight loss program like the
How CanHelp with ?
Functional nutrition focuses on you, meaning there’s no such thing as the one-size-fits-all you find in traditional approaches to weight loss.
Aanalyses your body as a whole because your overall health is the result of your unique biochemistry, lifestyle, and health history.
This individualized approach is efficient. It addresses weight loss after menopause because it targets your body’s specific needs with a tailored and comprehensive health plan. The Certified Nutritionist will create a plan especially for you, and it may include the following:
A Balanced and Personalized Diet
A balanced diet
- improves your overall health,
- boosts energy levels, and
- supports weight management.
But since your body is unique, functional nutrition doesn’t recommend standard or fad diets but instead adopts an individualized approach based on your body’s specific needs.
After analyzing what nutrients andyou’re missing, your creates a tailored to meet your nutritional needs – including nutrient-dense foods that provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Your doctor can also identify and eliminate from your diet any food that might be causing inflammation or digestive issues, which could indirectly impact your weight loss efforts.
Besides dietary changes, functional nutrition also considers other lifestyle factors, such as sleep, exercise, and stress management, as they can all impact your hormonal balance and weight.
Your doctor will take an interest in your lifestyle, and may suggest some adjustments to help improve your wellbeing and allow you to lose weight sustainably. This might include physical activities, stress management techniques, or hormonal adjustments to improve your sleep patterns and regulate your appetite and cravings.
Yourplays a vital role in many aspects of your health, including
- vitamin synthesis,
- regulation and communication with your neurological system,
- weight regulation, and
For this reason,under the functional nutrition approach necessarily considers your gut microbiome. Your will emphasize foods that promote a healthy gut, such as prebiotic-rich foods and probiotics, because these can positively impact your weight loss efforts.
At Nava Health, besides supporting your weight loss journey, our Gut Restore Program also allows us to uncover the underlying cause(s) of chronic illness and disease and address . Based on your results, our develops a personalized treatment to improve your health and help you achieve the sustainable weight loss you’re seeking.
Hormonal balance is as essential as, a balanced diet, and a for weight loss .
As you may have noticed, most of the underlying causes leading to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is essential to improve your health and support weight loss.and difficulty in after menopause are related to and imbalances. For this reason,
Thus, functional nutrition includes using hormones (chemically identical to those naturally produced by your body) to address anyyou have.
And althoughalone may not be a guaranteed solution for weight loss, as a component of a comprehensive and functional approach, it can help indirectly support your weight management during and after menopause by:
- Improving sleep patterns and energy
- Regulating appetite and cravings
- Preserving muscle mass
Nava Health can help you improve your health and regain confidence in your body after menopause.
While functional nutrition may not be a quick-fix solution to, our individualized approach to will certainly improve your quality of life and help you manage your .
Why delay? Schedule your consultation today and appreciate every stage of your life.
A Medical Director, and one of the first physicians to join the Nava Health & Vitality Center, Dr. Douglas Lord has made significant contributions to our Center and its founding principles. Dr. Lord has helped develop and implement the Nava Method™—Nava’s proprietary approach to total body wellness. He has also been instrumental in liaising with other expert practitioners to successfully implement Nava’s range of therapies, treatments, and products.