A menopause occurs in the life of every woman after 45 years. It is characterized by a change in the hormonal background and a complete restructuring of the body - after the menopause the work of female organs ceases, and the function of procreation completely disappears.

However, after menopause, life is just beginning. This is really so, a woman can see new horizons of possibilities, but a couple of extra pounds can come together with them. Naturally, many people do not like this state of affairs and they start to exhaust their body with various rigid diets, which is fundamentally not good.

Diet during a menopause should help a woman not only maintain metabolism and a good figure, but also improve health, prevent the possible development of age-related diseases, and reduce the manifestation of climacteric symptoms.

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However, it should be gentle and balanced, so to contain all necessary amount of vitamins and minerals for the normal functioning of the body. Improper nutrition can lead to sad consequences: premature aging of the skin, its flabbiness and development of cardiovascular diseases.

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Therefore, in this case, the main thing is to find the right approach. To return your body to its former shape, you do not need to torment yourself with hunger strikes and spend whole days in the gym. It is necessary to establish the process of proper diet and to provide your body with regular physical activity. The main principles are the following:

#1. Limit your carbs. Try to exclude pasta, fried meals and cheese from your diet. They will only make you gain weight.

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#2. Eat more vegetables. They are rich in many useful vitamins and minerals. The best choices are tomatoes, carrots and broccoli.

#3. You need more calcium. Add more plain yogurt and nuts to your diet.

#4. Eat more fish and less meat. If you replace meat with fish or seafood, you will maintain a good shape quite quickly.

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You also need to follow other rules:

#1. You need to eat small portions, but often, about 5-6 times a day. This will allow the body to receive the necessary energy, which it will immediately spend and will not keep in the form of fat deposits.

#2. It is n

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ecessary to completely refuse fresh baking, confectionery, chocolate and other sweets.

#3. It is impossible to allow snacks. When you do this, you yourself make the body postpone fat. Imagine, your stomach has no time to fully digest the food you eat at breakfast or lunch, as it already receives another portion of food. Naturally, it postpones the process of digesting old food, putting it back in the form of fat, and it begins to digest the new food.

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#4. You should drink a glass of warm water or eat one unsweet fruit 20-30 minutes before the start of the meal. This will fill some stomach volume, and you will eat much less food.

#5. During the day, drink more than 1.5 liters of water without any additives. This will speed up the metabolism.

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#6. Breakfast should be big, but dinner on the contrary should be small.

#7. Do not eat 3-4 hours before going to bed.

#8. Instead of salt you can use various seasonings and lemon juice, and sugar can be replaced with honey. It is much more useful.

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#9. It is recommended to exclude coffee and alcohol drinks to stabilize your blood pressure. It is better to switch to green tea and fresh fruit or vegetable juices.

#10. In addition to green tea, it is useful to drink tea based on herbs. Dogrose, sage, berries are valerian tea are especially useful during a menopause. Such drinks relieve irritability, soothe nerves, relieve of sleep disturbances.

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#11. You should pay due attention to your sleep. Do not make your body stress, because you sleep too little. A person should sleep for at least eight hours a day.

Remember that during a menopause, the female body is greatly weakened and should not be subjected to stresses in the form of strict diets. It can turn out bad for you. It is stress that leads to the development of many diseases. In addition, if you want to lose weight, but you do not get it, do not torment yourself.

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Ask your dietitian for help and take a test at the hospital. Perhaps you already have diseases that prevent your weight loss. Diet during a menopause in any case, if not remove, so greatly alleviate the unpleasant manifestations of this period, so your attitude should be serious and also adhere to simple, but very effective recommendations.

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