December 6, 2023

Lose weight again thanks to plant protein

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Many women notice weight gain during menopause. Experts recommend eating differently starting at the age of fifty at the latest. What does that mean exactly?

Every woman goes through menopause starting between the ages of 40 and 45 years. Some cope with this stage well, while others experience unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, depressed moods, and headaches. For some people, menopause and associated hormonal changes are also associated with weight gain, especially in the abdominal area. In order to better maintain your weight or even lose it again, it is helpful to focus more on plant-based protein and vegetables in your diet.

Menopause: What diet helps prevent weight gain?

Plant proteins such as quinoa and broccoli are recommended to counter possible weight gain during menopause. (Avatar) © Imaginechina-Tuchong/Imago

Changing your diet not only prevents weight gain, but can also reduce your risk of osteoporosis. With hormonal change and associated estrogen deficiency, there is a loss of bone substance and a change in bone structure, such as the portal Gynecologists online mentioned.

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Anyone who replaces some carbohydrates with proteins at the beginning of menopause may be able to maintain their weight better. Females’ basal metabolic rate can decrease by up to 40 percent during this phase, so that women typically burn only up to 1,800 calories instead of 2,200 calories. With normal eating habits, this will inevitably lead to weight gain, said nutrition expert Heike Limberger Radio North Germany to explain.

Women should eat more protein starting in their late 40s, including plant sources of protein. straight Quinoa is a very good source of protein and can also be mixed with many different foods such as broccoli They are combined.

Sources of protein during menopause that can replace carbohydrates and keep you feeling full include:

  • Fish
  • Tofu
  • Low-fat quark
  • cheese
  • egg
  • Mushrooms
  • almonds
  • Peanuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • watercress
  • Radish
  • Broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • spinach
  • Legumes such as beans, lentils and chickpeas
  • Linum seed
  • Quinoa

This article only contains general information about the health topic in question and is therefore not intended for self-diagnosis, treatment or medication. It does not, in any way, replace a visit to a doctor. Unfortunately, our editorial team cannot answer individual questions about medical conditions.

This article was created using automated assistance and was carefully reviewed by editor Natalie Hall-Deschel before publication.

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