Menopausal Weight Gain: Why It Happens & How To Prevent It

Updated: Apr 27

For many women transitioning into the menopause period, noticeable weight gain is a typical side effect.


It is common, highly individual, and varies from person to person. It is estimated that the average weight gain during menopause is about 10 to 15 pounds. Moreover, women who are already considered overweight are more likely to experience menopausal weight gain.


What Causes Weight Gain During Menopause? It’s very important to look at all of these important factors below: Aging Your fat increases and your muscle mass diminishes as you age. This results in a slower metabolism (the rate at which the body burns calories), which starts when you reach your 30s. If you don’t increase your physical activity and your eating stays the same, it’s very likely that you will gain weight during menopause. Poo