Hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings…
Constant fatigue, bone loss and vaginal dryness…
These symptoms torture many women going through menopause.
And that’s on top of the loss of muscle, a slower metabolism and weight gain.
So if a doctor tells you he or she has a patch or a pill that can give you relief?
Of course you’re going to consider it.
That’s the promise of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
But there’s also an important question you must ask yourself:
What Are the Downsides?
To say there is much debate about HRT is the understatement of the century.
Some doctors believe synthetic HRT is fine; others swear by bio-identical HRT.
The problem is, both are “replacements” for the real thing… and that means there can be unintended consequences.
And that’s crucial because of what happens to so many women around menopause:
Weight gain… particularly around the belly.
HRT can have very interesting effects on your weight, metabolism and mid-section.
What the Sciences Says…
The most important concept to understand about menopausal weight gain is this:
Your metabolism slows by 35% in the 4 years prior to menopause…
And it slows an additional 17% in the 2 years after menopause…
So your metabolic rate is cut in half by 2 years after menopause!
Now, here’s what’s interesting: HRT can actually increase your metabolism.
A 2008 study in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity showed women on HRT increased their resting metabolic rate by about 10%.
That’s good news… until you consider this:
HRT can also increase your hunger hormone ghrelin by 360%! That’s what a 2008 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found.
So your metabolism goes up by 10%… but your hunger goes up by 360%…
Hmm… what do you think can happen to a woman?
4 Tips to Protect Against HRT-related Weight Gain
Now, if you’ve been a victim of the hot flashes, mood swings, bone loss, vaginal dryness and all the other goodies menopause has to offer…
A little extra weight doesn’t seem like the worst problem in the world.
But what if you could get relief without having to “live with” those extra pounds? .
It turns out that these “female hormones” that seem to be such a big problem during menopause… can actually be your best waist-slimming friends.
But to unlock their metabolism-boosting potential, you can’t push them around… They push back… and then some. You have to learn to work with them, naturally.
Fortunately, you can do this with just 4 small changes. The problem is, each of these 4 changes is slightly different for different women
It all comes down to your “hormone type.”
Your “hormone type” is the unique balance of hormones that drives your metabolism. Luckily, you don’t need a complicated lab test to find out what it is.
My friend Dr. Jade Teta has just released an online tool I want you to check out:
It pinpoints which of the 7 hormones types best describes you.
You get 4 metabolism-boosting tips customized for your hormone type.
Plus a new type of workout that can work wonders for the waistline…
It takes just a minute and works great whether you’ve chosen to use HRT or not.
Get Your 4 Custom Fat Burning Tips and Discover Your Hormone Type Here
Once you get your hormones working for you, you may be shocked at just how much easier life becomes, especially as you age.
Right now, this powerful tool is free to use, but I’m not sure how long it’ll stay that way, so head on over now.
PS – One potential “side effect” of the extra estrogen delivered with HRT is decreased thyroid function. That also can slow metabolism and force on weight. That’s why these 4 waist-slimming tips are so helpful (plus they work fast).