Menopause and Weight Gain- Why it Happens and 12 Tips to Take it Off

Season 1, Episode 19,   May 16, 2022, 01:00 AM

It is TWICE AS LIKELY for a midlife woman to become obese compared to men. Men age. Men have the same genetics, lifestyle changes and eating habits as women do. So, what’s the difference? The difference is men don’t have hot flashes and insomnia. And that’s where the menopause factor comes in.

In the episode, Dr. Streicher covers:

  • How many POUNDS most women gain 
  • 7 reasons WHY women gain weight during menopause and perimenopause
  • The connection between estrogen and MUFFIN TOP 
  • The truth about midlife METABOLISM
  • Which HORMONES affect weight gain
  • Why HOT FLASHES make you gain weight
  • SOLUTIONS! 12 tips to take it off…and keep it off
Be sure and listen to Episode 30: Weight! Weight! A Pill to Take Off the Pounds? with Dr. Robert Kushner

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Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 

Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGNMorningNews, and has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Dr.Radio, Nightline,Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, CBS ThisMorning, ABCNewsNow, NBCNightlyNews,20/20, and WorldNewsTonight. She is an expert source for many magazines and serves on the medical advisory board of The Kinsey Institute, Self Magazine, and Prevention Magazine. She writes a regular column for The Ethel by AARP and Prevention Magazine. 

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