Weight Changes

Many women find their standard eat-and-exercise routine no longer works for maintaining weight.

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Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
65%
experience weight changes (gain/loss) in menopause
79%
said that the weight changes negatively affect their quality of life in a significant way
5-20
years on average that women experience weight changes

As we age, our caloric needs change, and we may find ourselves putting on weight while eating the same diet and maintaining the same exercise regimen we’ve been on for years. The reality is, you’ve probably lost some muscle mass, and with it the higher metabolism that burns more calories faster.

Also, hormones dictate where extra weight lands, and in midlife it settles less on hips and thighs and more on the belly.

Losing weight may become more difficult. This tends to even out at achievement of full menopause, though losing the excess may be more difficult from here on.

A weight gain of 10-15 pounds during the menopause transition is typical and may actually be protective. So, if you find you’re gaining more than you’re comfortable with, there are things you can do to re-rev metabolism and maintain a healthy weight.

How we treat weight change in menopause

We'll review your health history and listen to your symptoms.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. We'll first review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to your telemedicine visit.

During the video visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your quality of life and other symptoms you're experiencing (such as fatigue or insomnia).

The mindset we have at Gennev is to focus on health. We'll provide:

Lifestyle modifications

After determing what is truly the healthiest weight for you, we will offer diet and nutritional guidance, like our Menopause Plate.

Natural remedies

We'll educate you on mindful practices around eating, like food journaling, and fitness regimens that fit your lifestyle.

Feel 100% again and thrive in menopause.

Our doctors and health coaches are by your side, answering your questions and monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time. Talk to your doctor about these changes and your Gennev doctor will adjust your treatment plan to match your new needs.

You are not alone.

Talk to our menopause specialists for a custom treatment plan proven to help relieve weight gain, weight loss, and other menopause symptoms.

92% of our patients report symptom relief after the first visit.

Everyone's experience with menopause is unique. That's why our integrated care model offers evidence-based treatments.

Stasi has been wonderful.  I have been trying for the past few years to lose weight.  She has been helping me to accept my body for all it can do, how it has kept me healthy and that the number on the scale is not as important.  Being a former ballerina and fitness competitor, I've had to focus so much on a skinny or lean body that it has been very difficult to accept who I am now.  Stasi has reenforced that I am eating well, lifting weights (doing all the right things) and now we need to work on body image.  I'm slowly learning how to become the best version of myself!!
Stasi was a wealth of resources, giving ideas and things to try for symptoms. She asked good questions and had specific suggestions I could try right away. It’s very helpful to feel heard and supported.

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Recommended Reading

We've interviewed leading experts in menopause over the years. These articles are a great starting point to educating yourself on this symptom (and others) of menopause.