Michael Fireman

Michael Fireman is a celebrity trainer. He has advice for women around the menopausal age group who desire to lose weight.

Michael Fireman and his advice on weight loss for menopausal women

Celebrity trainer, Michael Fireman has helped A-listers such as Jeremy Paxman, Michael Gove, and actress Josephine Bornebusch in shedding excess body fat.

He provides exercise regimes for it but also gives dietetic advice on what to eat and what not to eat. Explaining on how to lose weight in menopausal women, Michael had this to say:

“In order to lose weight during menopause, be sure to eat a variety of nutrient-dense foods with the right mix of proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.”

Michael Fireman
Michael Fireman (Source: Michael Fireman)

Whole grains should form an integral part of such diets. These include quinoa, brown rice, whole oats, whole wheat and also its bread form.

Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as fish, flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts should be part of the diet. This will ensure fiber, essential fatty acids, and enough calories to keep energetic with mood elevated.

8×8 rule for water

Additionally, Michael feels that water intake should be ample. Water also assists weight loss. Women desirous to shed weight should have at least 2 liters of water everyday. The recommendation is 8×8 rule. Elaborating on this rule, he said:

Stay hydrated by drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day which equals to about two litres, or half a gallon.”

“They call this the 8×8 rule.”

“Alternatively try sipping water constantly throughout the day, even when you’re not thirsty,”

Michael Fireman
Tips to lose weight during menopause (Source: Express UK)

Banned foods

There are certain food items that should be excluded from the diet. Michael advised these female slimmers to avoid caffeine and refined sugars. He suggested:

It’s very tempting to rely heavily on caffeine and sugary ‘pick-me-ups’ to get you through your busy day.”

“Consume less white starches such as white bread, cereal, skinless white potatoes and white rice as they can stall your weight loss progress and decrease your libido.”

“Consume less refined sugars such as fruit juice, chocolate bars, energy drinks and pastries, as they cause your blood sugar to go up and down like a rollercoaster.”

How to lose weight during menopause (Source: Express UK)

High blood sugar spikes are bad:

When your blood sugar spikes and drops it can leave you with a short-lived burst of energy… but this is followed by a tired and cranky feeling (mood swings),”

To overcome flushes, he advised:

“It’s important you learn to recognise what foods and drinks trigger your hot flushes and either cut down on them or avoid them completely. Hot and spicy foods, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol can also trigger hot flushes.”

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And decrease sodium intake while taking an abundance of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Sodium in excess could lead to high blood pressure and load on the kidneys. This would be detrimental in the long run.