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‘Steer clear!’ Michael Mosley on the 2 foods to avoid to lose belly fat during menopause


Losing weight can be difficult at the best of times, but women who are experiencing menopause have greater difficulty due to hormone imbalances. Michael Mosley, creator of The Fast 800 diet, and his wife, Dr Clare shared the “best diet for menopause”. 

“As women go through the menopause, it doubles their risk of developing metabolic syndrome. 

“This is a combination of a large waist, high blood pressure, high sugars and high blood fat,” Dr Michael said. 

“They’re [also] at great risk of laying down visceral fat, the fat shifts, if you like, towards the abdominal area – and that’s high-risk fat.

“One of the main reasons why women put on weight is a fall in oestrogen levels. 

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Take an Omega 3 supplement and eat more oily fish 

“A great all-round supplement that will help improve metabolic health,” Dr Clare explained on the Fast 800 Instagram account. 

“There is also research to suggest that Omega 3 improves mood and increases brain function.” 

Dr Clare has a saying when it comes to consuming oily fish: “Remember SMASH: sardines, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, herring.” 



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