What you eat and the menopause

Given that I mainly work with women and have another baby girl on the way…

It’s lucky that I – rather weirdly – enjoy spending my spare time reading the RESEARCH and being annoyingly critical of the media reporting on womens health, the menstrual cycle, menopause and pregnancy. 

You may have seen that the BBC reported about a recent research paper earlier this week about a ‘higher carb’ diet bringing on the menopause earlier?

they said that a diet highER in rice and pasta may bring on the menopause earlier by 1.5 years…

And to delay it? they reported that oily fish and legumes are good. 

Which is all well and good, but again pretty unhelpful for you, right?

I mean, I’m guessing that you already know that oily fish and beans etc are pretty ‘healthy’?

And that if you OVEReat pasta and rice, like anything, it’s probably not a good thing? I mean, overeating anything – even broccoli – probably isn’t a good thing ( you won’t be great to be around at the BBQs this weekend ha)

But my main issue with reading too much into this?

Well, they’ve also shown that a lowER carb diet can be linked with depression, anxiety and sleeping problems…

My point?

It’s easy to get caught up with the small things.

For example, If you spent your life trying to delay the menopause by 3 years by eating loads of fish and legumes but you hated fish and legumes? You’ll probably end up with your head in the biscuit tin in 2 days time…

You have to personalise this for you!

And if you’re worried about deficiencies in your diet to help with your health and want to lose weight?

Here’s my advice:

1) Try to eat 2-3 different types of meat per week

2) Try to eat some oil fish at least 1-3 times per week (if you don’t like oily fish you can supplement with omega 3)

3) Try 3 different colours of fruit or veg a day

4) Get most of your carbs from things like potatoes, sweet potatoes and starchy veg like parsnips,  some carbs from beans, and some from grains like bread and rice…

5) Don’t worry if you don’t do the above all of the time. The STRESS of worrying about this will cause more harm than not doing this LOL

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Matt

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