Menopausal Weight Gain: 4 Hormones Other Than Estrogen That Need Your Attention

As we all know menopause is an inevitable process for every woman, so it shouldn’t be viewed as a big deal. Due to the increased fat storage, menopause is, in fact, capable of causing certain weight gain with menopausal women, because of the lower levels of estrogen at this point.

Estrogen is largely produced with teenage girls, helps the ovaries to be active and allows the release of eggs into the fallopian tubes. This is process goes on until the early 50s and then it becomes slower.

When the levels of estrogen are down the energy used before to produce estrogen by women is transferred to trying to maintain a healthy body and mind.

The body can succumb to many drastic changes and a hormonal imbalance can as well take the fault for it. The balance of insulin, cortisol, thyroid hormones and leptin is extremely important.


It is responsible for reducing the circulation of blood sugar, so make sure you consume products with a low glycemic index and avoid products stuffed with carbohydrates and have a high glycemic index.

Products of that kind cause lead to changes in the blood sugar levels, so finally cause the development of insulin resistance, leading the body’s’ cells to be less sensitive to insulin due to the high levels in your blood.

It is the biggest cause for gaining weight because the blood sugar is eliminated from the bloodstream and sent into the fat storage.


The adrenal glands are the ones which release cortisol, famously known as the stress hormone, responsible for elevating blood-sugar levels which provides your body the help to get the needed fuel so it can function properly on everyday basis.

If the blood sugar levels face with chronic elevation, the body can become resistant to cortisol and adrenal fatigue, so the fuel sources can’t be satisfied anymore resulting with them being stored as fat.


It represents a hormone which is produced by our fat cells and gives the message to our hypothalamus that we are satiated. Leptin levels face an increase there are high levels of fructose in your blood. This situation is able to develop leptin resistance in the cells of our hypothalamus.

This can create a lie in our mind, convincing us that we are not satiated, but we are actually full. Overeating due to a hormonal imbalance and resistance to leptin is not a seldom occurrence.

Thyroid Hormones

These hormones decide just how much energy your cells need. When faced with increased thyroid levels, the cells burn more carbohydrates and fats so they produce cellular energy (ATP, Adenosine Triphosphate) in the mitochondria.
When there is a change in the function of the cells, the body is not able to produce energy the right way and to burn carbs and fats as well, so they wind up in the fat storage once again.

Here are some tips that will help you with weight gain and maintenance of energy once you reach menopause.

Eat Green, Clean and Lean

In order to be healthy, you got to eat healthily. Eat only the sorts of food which will help you the regulate blood sugar levels and help with balancing the hormones.

Eat more vegetable, mostly dark green leafy vegetables. Don’t eat stuff treated with chemicals, GMO, pesticides, and herbicides and only choose vegetables with anti-inflammatory properties.

It is also important to eat lean meats, organic foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and seeds and nuts.

Physical activity

Women crossing the age of 50 lose their muscle structure as a result of being inactive, which is also the biggest “benefactor” for osteoporosis, So, try to at least walk for half an hours every day, even for a few times a week, you don’t have to do it every day. Make sure you stay active and keep your good shape.

Functional Lab Testing:
Your hormonal levels and cellular health should be tested by functional lab testing, so if there is an issue, It is found early and treated as soon as possible.

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