Hormones and Weight Loss Over 50: how to finally drop the weight!

Are you struggling to lose weight as you age? Here’s how your hormones can play a role – and what you can do about it.

As we age our bodies go through a lot of changes. One of the biggest changes is how our hormones can affect our nutrition needs. For women over 50, understanding how your hormones interact with food and how that impacts your macros and carbohydrates can be essential for maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about nutrition and hormones over 50.

The Role of Estrogen
Estrogen is a hormone produced by the ovaries that helps regulate certain functions in the body, such as body temperature and metabolism. Estrogen plays an important role in determining what types of nutrients your body needs to function properly. After menopause, estrogen levels decline significantly and this can lead to issues with weight gain and increased risk of heart disease. In order to maintain a healthy weight, it’s important to understand how estrogen interacts with nutrition over 50.

Carbohydrates & Starch Intake
It is important to note that after menopause, carbs become less efficient in terms of energy production; therefore, it’s important to focus on complex carbs like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, etc., rather than simple carbs like white bread or pasta. Additionally, starch intake should be kept low since starches are converted into sugar quickly in the body which can lead to high blood sugar levels. And, since our risk of diabetes increases after menopause, it really behoves us all to decrease starch and focus on fiber.

Weight Loss Over 50
When it comes to weight loss over 50, the key is understanding your unique hormonal needs and making sure you are eating foods that will help support those needs while also providing enough energy for regular exercise. Eating plenty of lean proteins (e.g., beef, chicken or fish), healthy fats (e.g., avocados, good saturated fats, olives, coconut), complex carbohydrates (e.g., beans, fruits, veggies ), will ensure you get all the nutrients your body needs without consuming too many empty calories from starches such as processed foods or added sugars. Additionally, regular physical activity is essential for managing insulin levels which helps promote weight loss as well as reduce stress levels and improve overall health and wellbeing over 50!

In Sum…
Understanding how hormones interact with food is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet over 50. By focusing on complex carbohydrates rather than simple ones like white bread or pasta as well as limiting starch intake while increasing lean proteins, healthy fats, fiber-rich foods and regular physical activity – you can ensure that you are getting all the nutrients your body needs while avoiding empty calories which could cause weight gain over time! Thanks for reading – we hope these tips help you manage your nutrition successfully over 50!

Stephanie Lewis an online health and fitness coach who specializes in inflammation reduction, and other issues related to aging. She’s been married to her college sweetheart for 38 years and is the mom of an amazing physicist as well as foster dogs.

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