The number one reason women call or visit a menopause specialist is, “I don’t feel like myself.” And the number two reason is, “I am gaining weight, and I haven’t changed anything—and it’s all in my belly!”
Weight gain during midlife can start for a variety of reasons. Maybe you recently went on a vacation and weren’t as concerned about what you were eating. Perhaps you were helping a sick relative, or you experienced an illness yourself, and you couldn’t exercise as frequently. Weight fluctuations are common and typically, becoming active again and cutting 200-300 calories per day helps that extra weight to come back off.
For some women, however, the weight does not come off and instead starts to increase rapidly. This usually happens due to a combination of genetics and insulin resistance. In addition to weight, increased insulin resistance can lead to a variety of other issues within the body including dreaded chin hair.
true. Women’s Health can help answer all of your questions about belly fat and chin hair.