Menopause can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life. It brings freedom and peace. However, it can also bring with it a host of not so desirable symptoms like insomnia, moodiness, and worst of all – weight gain. During this time, it is important for a woman to understand that her metabolism is slowing down, and that food intake has to be more closely monitored to avoid excessive weight gain. While before menopause, approximately 70% of calories coming in are metabolized, after the “change”, only 30% of these calories are being metabolized. Thus, it is necessary to nurture your body and understand the changes that you are going through, in order to remain healthy and enjoy these wonderful years. Since I have a number of clients going through “the change”, I submitted a more in depth article on menopause and weight gain on Wahanda.