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Menopause and Belly Fat: Why Your Waistline Is Expanding and What You Can Do About It

Menopause and Belly Fat: Why Your Waistline Is Expanding and What You Can Do About It

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Around the time of menopause or just after, many women see their waistline increase in size. This comes as a surprise to women who are watching what they eat and working out almost every day. Even women who are relatively lean after menopause often wage a battle with belly fat and frequently notice a redistribution of body fat from their buttocks and thighs to their tummy and waistline. Why is an expanding waistline and belly fat such a problem after menopause and what can you do to control tummy fat after menopause?

Does Exercise Turn White Fat Into Brown Fat?

Does Exercise Turn White Fat Into Brown Fat?

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Can high-intensity exercise change bad fat to good fat? That’s what a new study shows. There’s a certain type of fat that’s less efficient than the fat you store on your hips and tummy. Instead of storing the calories you take in – it converts them to heat. Would you like more of this type of fat and less of the other? Exercise may be one way to get it. Find out why and how you can get the benefits.

Maintaining Weight Loss: The Composition of What You Eat Matters

Maintaining Weight Loss: The Composition of What You Eat Matters

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Losing weight is part of the battle but maintaining it can be tough too. One problem is resting metabolic rate slows down after weight loss. That means you have to reduce your calorie intake to compensate. On a positive note, research suggests that altering the composition of what you eat may reduce the compensatory decline in metabolic rate that happens after weight loss. Find out more.

Ten Underlying Explanations for Confusing Weight Gain

Ten Underlying Explanations for Confusing Weight Gain

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Most people who are overweight have at least a rough idea of why this is so. Some are guilty of snacking on too much sugary candy, while others regularly cave to their desire for a pack of high calorie beers. However, not everyone finds it so easy to work out why they have gained weight or why they seem to be unable to lose unwanted weight. Read on to discover the ten main underlying reasons for baffling weight gain, and learn what you can do in order to counteract each of these common problems.