23 Tips to Drop Peri &Post-Menopause Pounds: UPDATE!

Season 2, Episode 101,   Nov 02, 2023, 12:30 AM

You are never going to get your 20-year-old body back any more than you are going to return to a wrinkle-free face. In Episode 100,  I went through all of the reasons why on average, women put on 5-7 pounds during perimenopause, and are twice as likely as mid-life men to have obesity. So now that you understand why you woke up one day and your scale registered your mother’s weight, there are strategies to prevent the weight gain in the first place, keep it from continuing to climb and take it off.

  • Medical reasons WHY it is important to maintain a healthy weight (Skip the first 5 minutes if you don't want to hear this! ) 
  • If perimenopausal weight can be PREVENTED
  • Interventions that have NOTHING TO DO WITH DIET or EXERCISE
  • 23 TIPS that will help you
  • Cut down on calories from ALCOHOL 
  • Eat less in RESTAURANTS 
  • Reduce PORTION size, without being hungry 
  • Increase ACTIVITY without exercising
  • The best medical clinician to help 

Episode 2:Think Your Hot Flashes Can't Kill You? Think Again!
Episode 12: Your Muscles on Menopause with Amanda Thebe 
Episode 77 Fezolinetant! A New Non-Hormonal Hot Flash Drug 
Episode 87 Will THAT Really Help Your Hot Flashes? Lifestyle and other Interventions
Episode 95 Non-hormonal options to treat VMS- Herbs Spices &Wishful Thinking 
Episode 100-  Why Women Gain Weight in Menopause

To Find a Physician Certified in Obesity Medicine

Dr. Robert Kushner and Six Factors to Fit

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

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Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist's Guide to Turning Down the Heat

Sex Rx- Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever

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