Avoiding Midlife Weight Gain with PCOS

Your hormones don’t have to have the last word…

If you haven’t done so already, adopting a healthier lifestyle is a good idea as your middle years approach. This way you can avoid putting on those extra pounds that can bedevil both men and women of a certain age.

Female obesity has increased in the last two years. As you know, excessive weight gain can lead to Insulin Resistance, which, in turn, may cause a variety of serious health conditions. Research shows that obesity can be an acute problem during perimenopause, the 2-10 year period preceding menopause. But there’s good news, too, which we’ll keep till last.

Women tend to gain additional weight – as fat tissue – during perimenopause. In particular, this fat tissue tends to convert other hormones into estrogen. And estrogen, itself, encourages weight gain.

As women’s waistlines fill out during perimenopause, some weight gain is very difficult to avoid; typically it can range from 2-20 lbs. But your hormones don’t have to call the shots – there are ways for women to modify their lifestyles and keep the weight off during this time of life. Here are some tips:

  • Devise a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods which suits you and try to discipline yourself to eat only when you’re hungry.
  • Your metabolism slows down 10-15% during mid-life, mainly to due to decreased muscle mass. If you’re comfortable with the idea, try lifting weights two or three times a week to preserve your muscle mass and keep your metabolism revved up.
  • Aerobic, cardiovascular exercise is crucial to minimizing fat storage and weight gain. Walk, jog, bike, swim or work out to an aerobics tape for at least one hour a day most days of the week. (With all exercise, it’s essential to consult your health care professional first.)
  • Limit your alcohol content to one drink a day and find other methods of relaxing. Stress increases the storage of fat around the abdomen. There are many ways to avoid getting worked up, including exercise and meditation as well writing a journal and talking with friends.

As the Monty Python comedy team used to advise on TV: “Always look on the bright side of life.” Insulite Laboratories is here to help you and we thought you’d like to know that women’s fat cells start to shrink and produce less fat after completion of “the change of life.” Plus, half of women find their thighs actually decrease in size once the transition is over.

Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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