Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bloating Belly, Menopause SomeTips That May Help



Bloating due to stomach gas during menopause is one of the most common symptoms experienced in menopausal women. Menopausal women also typically gain additional fat around the abdomen because hormonal changes alter the way your body breaks down fat. These two effects can lead to feelings of bloating and discomfort. However, you can take steps to reduce bloating and menopause-related weight gain.
Here are a few things to keep in mind to keep from getting that bloating feeling and additional weight gain.

  • Reduce salt intake salt makes you retain lots of water which causes bloating
  •  Avoid foods that cause lots of gas, including lentils, artichokes, wheat bran, carbonated beverages, milk  and starch-containing foods. While the exact link between increased bouts of gas and menopause is unknown, a higher degree of women report experiencing gas symptoms during menopause.
  • Eat small meals during the day, fruit, carrots, celery. Snack on low fat foods, IE air popped popcorn,almonds. Did you know diet soda puts you at risk for heart disease? Try drinking selzer water with a splash of real juice in it.
  • Decrease your calorie intake by 200 calories during menopause.
  • Get into a cardio program, arobics, Wi fit, walking, jogging, cycling, exercising on an elliptical or swimming.
Try a recipe roasting on a baking sheet with all your favorite fresh vegetables.  A medley of carrots, zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers. Spray with cooking oil and bake @400 degree hot oven,  till roasted to your liking. You can sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and any herbs of your choice.

12 comments:

Patti said...

Did you post this for me? LOL

Claudia said...

Ahhh ... that reduce calories by 200 thing - my mantra. So hard with pasta and bread.

Katherines Corner said...

Great post. I hate my menopause middle..xo

kathy said...

Cardio program, I know I really need one and shame on me for not trying :( Your veggie photo is fantastical GF!

Jennifer said...

Take acidophilus capsules and/or eat yogurt; another point. Candida makes it hard to lose weight and increases appetite.

Interesting post, Claudia.

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Love this post, so helpful! :)

Lizzy said...

Mmmmmm...your roast veggies look wonderful! Menopause is definitely approaching...I'll keep your great tips in mind :)

Have a great trip!!!

Ashley said...

aw this looks fantastic!!
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Sandra said...

Love those veggie pics and thank goodness I love to exercise.

Torviewtoronto said...

colourful dish looks wonderful

Anonymous said...

Delicious - great information. Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to have them!

Ellie said...

:) Did you say give up my lentils and artichokes!! Great post, I feel like I have been menopausing forever!!!

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