It just doesn’t seem fair. As if getting older isn’t bad enough, along with aging comes an extra 10, 20 or more pounds that just won’t go away no matter how much we diet or exercise.

 

The fact is: middle age weight gain in women is not caused so much by bad diet or lack of exercise (although these do play a role) as it is by  hormones that have become unbalanced. Across the board, production of hormones decreases dramatically as women age, resulting in poor muscle tone and flabby abdomens, for starters.

 

Progesterone deficiency is particularly responsible for the “middle-aged paunch.” Progesterone is the #1 hormone for lowering insulin levels, the hormone that creates fat right around the middle.

 

These, and other changing hormone levels affect your weight and where body fat gets stored on your body. It’s quite simple: higher levels of the wrong hormones make you fat, and keep you there.

 

For a complete self-assessment of your hormone levels, we recommend you schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation with our Hormone Specialist.