As we age women some may find they have put on a few unwanted pounds and have adopted some very bad eating habits. This has repercussions because you may end up struggling with weight gain further down the line and it becomes much harder to lose that weight then it was in our 20’s or 30’s. It is therefore imprative your diet should be your priority, to ensure that you don’t overeat, but that you eat the right foods that will benefit your body most.
Support Your Digestive System
Helping your digestive system is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. One way to support your digestive system is toeat a lot of fiber-rich foods and fluids, to ease the digestion of food and the egestion process. The last thing you would want is a constipation while struggling with your weight or menopausal hormonal imbalances. Clearly eating more soluble and in soluble fiber will pave the way to better health. See more on this in later blog.
Have a Balanced Diet
Ensure that all your meals have a portion of proteins, carbohydrates and good fats. Yes, fats! Most fear “fats” will make them fat. It is a genuine fear, but here is the good news. Natural and healthy fats are a necessity and they will not make you fat. Some examples of foods rich in healthy fat are avocados, fish, nuts and seeds. All these are foods we love, and are rich in nutritents that help eliminate the bad fat.
Take a Break from Foods That Cause You Allergies
There are foods that you will develop some intolerance towards. This happens naturally, either because you have had too much of them, or simply because your hormones are reacting against them. It is okay to take a break from them. Some fear that they could be taking a break from important foods, but if they make you sick, it is not worth your while. Taking a break does not mean that you can never go back to them. Once the dust has settled, you can always go back.