menopause belly

I’m excited to chat about today’s topic which is about Menopause Belly: something women in their 40s going through or having gone through Menopause have.  So, what is it, why do you have it, and what do you need to do to get rid of it.


So what happens to a woman’s body as we move into peri-menopause (which is the pre-menopause) and then the menopause itself has to do with the delicate balance of four major hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone Insulin and Cortisol.

The female hormones are estrogen and progesterone but they also trigger and have a great impact on insulin and on cortisol and which are the fat burning and stress hormones which can be triggered by the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone.

The key things that you need to know are that as a woman moves into peri-menopausal and menopausal stage the main thing that happens is that there is a decrease in estrogen levels. Estrogen is the hormone responsible for giving us our shape and it is the hormone that makes us more insulin sensitive and also it is the hormone that makes us a little bit less sensitive to stress.

So in this Monday Motivation video, I talk about:

  • what happens during a woman’s 28-day cycle and how it relates to hormones, sensitivity to stress and how to cope with it
  • three KEY things on how to manage your estrogen levels before, during and after menopause
  • looking on how to deal with the fall of estrogen into your hormone balance

It is also essential to take note of the exercise and stress side. 

Remember that exercise is a stressor. You have to do the right exercise, the right amount of exercise and the right timing of exercise. So cardio is out ladies! You need to focus on strength training even if you’re in menopause or not. It is essential for your overall wellbeing. It is going safeguard you against osteoporosis, hip issues, balance out your hormones and blood sugar, boost your metabolism and help with your mental health.

Kettlebell training will get you all the strength training that you need.

It is perfect for women who have done no strength training at all. Over a couple of weeks, you will notice your strength, fitness and your mindset shift. Strength training can be done in only 20 minutes. This is really important because you have to manage stress within your workouts and you also need to understand when to push and when to rest.

Watch the video below to get all the juicy info!


If you’re wondering, “How does this work for me?” and “How do I apply this in my life?” We will provide you with insight into our 28 Day Beginners programme.

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Then, after your initial 28 Day programme, when you join our VIP members group, you can access all of this information on metabolism and hormones.

In fact, we go so in-depth in all these stages of life that we give you supplement recommendations, specific eating recommendations, lifestyle practices you can enjoy but most importantly, you have access to a group of women just like you who have tried these out and who have had success.

It’s all about working on something that works for you that is personalised and customised but also having the accountability and support to see you through.

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Lisa Barwise

Author Lisa Barwise

Hi, I'm Lisa. I consider myself a Wellness Alchemist, the catalyst in the transformation of Strong Women around the world. Strong of mind, body and character.

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