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Weight Changes (Gain/Loss)

If you find you’re gaining or losing 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 reenergize metabolism and maintain a healthy weight.

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Our approach to weight change in menopause

Meet with a Doctor and 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 Doctor through our secure telemedicine platform. Your provider will review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to the telemedicine visit.

After the intiial visit, your Gennev Doctor will refer you to a Gennev Dietitian. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) will further customize your care plan to include treatments proven to help alleviate your weight changes.

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.

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of our patients report symptom improvements after their first visit with a Gennev physician.
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We've helped thousands of women improve their quality of life in menopause.

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My ObGYN at Gennev has always been willing to go above and beyond when doctors nearby have not been willing to do so. I have recommended Gennev to two friends!

Jennifer W.
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Katie has been a tremendous help this past few months. Her expertise and guidance helped me make vital decisions in regard to my menopause journey.

Julia S.
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My doctor was the first practitioner who took my feelings and symptoms seriously and provided both great information and a well-informed, evidence-based plan of care.

Amy S.
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She is very knowledgeable, genuinely helpful and focused, and she listened to me and answered all my questions. I am relieved to have received such solid medical advice, support, planning, and targeted intervention.

Heather McG.
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Dr. Lisa Savage is such an excellent provider! I am so happy that she is my menopause specialist. I was very desperate before I met her in the fall.

Angela M.C.
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She not only listens, she is engaged and supportive. No matter what questions I throw at her, she always has great feedback, suggestions and has a become a crucial part of my menopause journey.

Bev H.
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Jessica totally has her act together. I was impressed by her gentle use of behavioral intervention techniques. She was warm and supportive.

Frances M.
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Dr. Savage helped remove the veil of mystery, and address the WHY all of these changes are happening. Just having clarity, and a knowledgeable person to bounce ideas and concerns off of is a huge gift.

Tracey R.
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Jessica was very knowledgeable about my questions and concerns... I was very pleased that Jessica took the time to listen to me and gave me guidance along the way. She never made me feel like we were rushed...

Karin L.
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She answers questions without making me feel dumb for asking them. I appreciate the undivided attention I get in this format... so often in a doctors office you feel rushed and not the center of their attention.

Tricia M.
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Oh, finally! Someone that seems to truly understand! She debunked everything I though I knew. Was a bit unsettling at first but she spoke with authority, facts and data which instilled confidence.

Molly H.
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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.

Tracy G.
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My menopause journey has been like a rollercoaster ride, ups, downs, twist and certainly turns on top of the stress from my work, which has really effected my health. Stasi has been my coach and cheerleader through it all...

Vanessa B.
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Dr. Dunsmoor-su was fantastic. She is very knowledgable and relatable. It was so refreshing to have a physician who does not just say, "that's what happens when you get older..."

Frances M.
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It is a HUGE relief just to have a chat with someone who can tell me all the strangeness I am experiencing IS strange, but it is also perfectly NORMAL.

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