Weight Changes

So, if you find you’re gaining more than you’re comfortable with, there are things you can do to account for your changing metabolism and maintain a healthy weight.

Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
experience weight changes (gain/loss) in menopause
said that the weight changes negatively affect their quality of life in a significant way
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.

Our approach to weight change in menopause

Meet with a Dietitian from the comfort of home.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. That's why we start with a 30-minute video visit with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through our secure telemedicine platform. Your provider will review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to the 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).

Talk to a menopause specialist during a 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine portal.
Feel empowered and encouraged as you reach your goals in menopause.

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.

Your plan changes as your menopause symptoms do.

99% of our patients feel heard & supported by their Gennev provider.

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.

Camille D.

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!!

Renee M.

I am grateful for the protein and non-dairy recommendations in addition to all opportunities for reflection on my diet and sleep.

Margaret M.

Hearing that my concerns are common among women my age, and having them validated and heard.

Jillian H.

I appreciate her compassionate demeanor and thoughtful recommendations. She is generous with her time via text and video, an active listener who cares.

Alison G.

Katie listens and helps me find the sources I need to make improvements.  She is a wonder full coach, full of encouragement and pure pleasure to work with.  I feel heard, understood and positively challenged.

Angela D.

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.