Weight Control

Menopause Weight Control

Take control of menopause weight gain with curated menopause supplements. Find support on your menopause weight loss journey, helping you feel confident and healthy.

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We help menopause make sense.

We share the facts about hormones — because when it comes to managing your symptoms, knowledge is power.

Dr. Liss, OB-GYN and Versalie Advisor

Weight Control Q&A with Dr. Liss, OB-GYN

How can I manage weight gain during menopause?

You can manage weight gain and overall wellness by eating a balanced diet with fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods and sugary drinks (“empty calories”). Do regular cardio exercises (150 minutes/week) and strength training (30 minutes, twice a week). Building muscle can improve resting metabolic rate. Managing stress and getting good sleep can also help.

How does stress affect weight gain? How can I manage it?

Stress can cause emotional eating, especially foods with lots of sugar or simple carbs. This can also impact the endocrine system, making it harder for the body to turn food into energy efficiently. Manage stress with techniques like meditation, breathing exercises, or yoga. Relaxing and staying positive can also help manage stress and its impact on weight.

Does menopause cause weight gain?

Menopause hasn’t been shown to directly cause weight gain, but the hormonal changes involved can redistribute fat, particularly inside the abdomen. This is also a time when we lose muscle mass and have a slower metabolism due to aging. These can contribute to weight gain if dietary and activity levels remain unchanged.

What are tips on how to lose menopause weight?

To manage weight during menopause, eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. Exercise regularly for at least 150 minutes a week and do 2 strength-training sessions per week. Manage stress and get enough sleep, as these can affect eating habits and weight.

What are tips on how to lose weight after menopause?

Losing weight after menopause involves similar strategies to those used during menopause: a healthy diet, regular exercise (including strength training), and stress management. Consider talking to a healthcare provider or dietitian about creating a plan for after menopause that focuses on metabolism and muscle health.

How long does menopause weight gain last?

While menopause itself is a permanent change, you can manage or reverse weight gain with lifestyle adjustments. It's important to adopt long-term healthy habits rather than focusing on short-term diets.


Our 2-minute Symptom Navigator is the first step to understanding the link between how you're feeling, hormonal changes, and what you can do about it (learn more and explore solutions).