Menopause or the ‘change of life’ as it is otherwise known, usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age but this can certainly vary. Some of the symptoms of menopause include fatigue, hot flushes, mood swings, night sweats, depression, low libido, insomnia and weight gain.
Most women experience weight gain during menopause, especially around the tummy. The ovaries stop making oestrogen resulting in the storage of excess body fat, particularly in the abdominal area. Menopausal women can also experience a shift of fat in the body creating a muffin top. Women entering this stage of life can complain of being 10 kilograms heavier out of nowhere, without eating any differently. This is usually due to the hormonal changes outlined above.
Many women who have been through menopause try a variety of diets, finding it really tough to lose weight. They then go on to have success on the HCG! Not only does HCG assist in menopause weight loss, it can also help to provide relief from other menopausal symptoms such as fatigue. Losing weight means the risk of various weight related disease is minimised. Many women choose to do the HCG while on hormone replacement therapy.