Healthy Eating for Perimenopause & Menopause
For women after the age of 40 years of age, the physical and emotional changes due to perimenopause can be a big challenge negatively influencing energy, mood, weight and long-term chronic disease risk. The good news is that slight shifts to your diet can positively help you manage perimenopause and menopause symptoms to help you look and feel your best.
What are the major issues for women in perimenopause and menopause?
As hormone levels change in menopause it is common for women to experience:
Lowered energy levels and fatigue
Mood swings (such as depression, anxiety)
Lowered bone density and increased risk of osteoporosis
Increased risk of heart disease
What should women eat to help improve their symptoms at menopause?
The top 5 nutrition considerations for women at menopause:
Meals that combine carbohydrates AND protein
A focus on REAL food
Gradually decrease calorie intake
Get enough calcium and vitamin D
Take a vitamin B12 supplement
These 5 nutrition tips for menopause are described in the link at the top.
Where can I find out more information?
If you need help putting your goals into action we can help. Work with one of our friendly Registered Dietitians at our Calgary office or alternatively by video conferencing. Explore our Nutrition Counselling Programs. http://www.healthstandnutrition.com/personal-nutrition/
Join our next upcoming online nutrition course: Pursuit of Healthiness: https://pursuithealthiness.com/