Admittedly, “the problem is that menopause happens at a time when women are incredibly stressed”, with having children older and working until later, but trying to reduce stress is a sure-fire way to lose weight.
Karen continued: “The other big reason for weight gain in perimenopause is that oestrogen is related to blood sugar handling.
“We become more insulin resistant because of our insulin dropping, which means we have to produce more insulin to get the blood glucose out of the blood and into our fat cells.”
Therefore, one of Karen’s “biggest tips” is that women manage their blood sugar.
Unfortunately, eating a “balanced diet” will no longer cut it, and perimenopausal women should instead opt for a “therapeutic diet”.