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Sudden Flabby Thighs and Butt in Menopause

By Dr. Eric Berg DC
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Sudden Flabby Thighs and Butt in Menopause

As you age, you will find out that it is getting harder and harder to make the lower part of your body lean.

The fact about your body is that the most that you can burn per week is 2 lbs. That’s for a good healthy body with a good metabolism.

If you are losing more than 2 lbs a week, that means you are losing water weight. If you are not losing at least 2 lbs, don’t get discouraged. That means that your metabolism is kind of broken.

â–ºIn order to burn fat, your body has to be energetic and you have to get sleep. If you are tired and not sleeping, chances are you won’t be able to burn fat. It takes a lot of energy to get the metabolism to start getting the fat off. You really have to get healthy first before you can start losing weight.

â–ºIn order to burn fat, you can’t have cravings. If you are craving bread, pasta, and cereal, you are burning sugar instead of fats.  The way to get rid of cravings is to increase your potassium or veggies by a factor of 7 cups a day, and the cravings should go down.

The body will always build up the muscle before it rebuilds the fat. There’s a huge difference between fat on your body, cellulite, and atrophy. Atrophy is the wasting or the sagging of your muscle which is weak and hanging there.

People think that atrophy is just cellulite and fat. It’s really the muscle breaking down because of increased stress hormones of age in the body and it’s hard to get it lean.

In the body, there are two things that are happening. It is the breaking down (catabolic) of muscles and the buildup of muscles (anabolic). Once a person hits the age of 50, there would be a hard time building up muscles because the hormones are messed up.


What can you do to fix that?

You don’t want to exercise over soreness. When you sore, it means that your body is still in a catabolic state. You want to rest more.

There are some amino acids that help restore muscle tissue. Find a supplement that has all three in it. Make sure you also get the co-factors which are vitamins that help the amino acids work better.

  • Leucine – helps restore muscle tissue. Co-factor B3
  • Isoleucine – helps with muscle recovery. Co-factor B6
  • Valine – increases muscle repair. Co-factor C

Start taking them before you go to bed even when you are not working out to speed up the process of muscle building.

The other thing you want to take is the omega-3 – like flaxseed oil which helps with muscle building and with your metabolism. Take a little flaxseed oil before you go to bed.

Muscle is heavier than fat. So, when you are trying to lose weight and you don’t see the scale change, this is why:

You want to have muscles building at the beginning. It's healthier. You can go by measuring your waist, hip, and clothes and by just looking at the muscle tone that has developed in your body instead of getting on a scale.

For some, it might take 4 weeks or even 6 weeks before seeing the weight change.


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