Maintaining a positive attitude during menopause is half the battle, says women’s health leader Marla Ahlgrimm. In this stage of life, weight gain is a common enemy that can result in anxiety and depression. For women who are experiencing hormonal changes, Marla Ahlgrimm offers a few recommendations that may help them to avoid unwanted pounds during menopause.
Marla Ahlgrimm advises women to enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods, including fruits (bananas, strawberries, apples, blueberries), vegetables (broccoli, cucumbers, dark leafy greens), lean fish (salmon, tilapia), whole grains and yogurt. A well-balanced diet does not typically include donuts, cakes, muffins, danishes and other sweet treats. The goal of a streamlined diet plan, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, is to cut daily intake by about 300 calories each day. Continue reading