Dr. Oz says “desserts are metabolic suicide! ” To reduce that middle age spread cut out the sweets. Okay, too extreme for you? Then shoot for one of Michael Pollen’s food rules, “snacks and sweets on days that begin with S.” (Pollen, Food Rules).
Dr. Andrew Weill says, “contrary to what many women believe, menopause doesn’t lead to weight gain. Instead, the drop in estrogen redirects the process of fat storage in women from the hips to the abdomen. But the weight gain so many women experience after menopause can’t be blamed entirely on hormonal changes. The fact is, as we get older, we need fewer calories because there’s a shift in body composition from lean muscle mass to fat and a consequent slowdown in metabolism. If you want to maintain your weight as you get older and avoid weight gain, you have to cut back your food intake by about 200 calories per day; this applies to men as well as women. The other part of the equation is exercise. ” (Menopause Re-arranges Women’s Fat)
Not that easy you say. So what else can you do? If you want the full explanation of what causes belly fat and what other tips you can take to lose it, go to my blog article: What Causes Middle Age Spread?