Menopause can be really challenging, but it is also a normal part of life. Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone – the hormones that influence menstruation and fertility. It’s simply Mother Nature’s way of bringing about the end of fertility for women who’ve already had children! The average age for women to reach menopause is 51 years old (but can occur earlier or later than this), although some women enter perimenopause at 40 years old or younger. 

What is menopause belly?

Menopause belly is a term used to describe the fat that accumulates around the waist after menopause. It is not just a matter of weight gain; it’s a combination of factors that can include eating too much and exercising too little, as well as hormonal changes in your body during this time. The good news is there are things you can do about it!

What causes menopause belly?

There are many factors that contribute to the development of menopause belly fat. These include:

Hormonal changes

Insulin resistance, which is when your body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin and can no longer use it effectively. This can lead to high blood sugar levels, increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as weight gain around your middle (a sign of metabolic syndrome).

Cravings for sugar or salt–or both–because your body needs more nutrients due to a lack of estrogen production during menopause. This can also be caused by sleep deprivation or stress from work or family life; these things will make you feel hungry all day long! 

Why the things that worked when we were younger don’t seem to work for us anymore

When we were younger, our bodies were active and fit. Our metabolism was high, and we could eat just about anything without gaining weight.

But as time goes on, our bodies change in ways that make it harder for us to stay slim:

Our activity levels decline. As we age, our muscles get weaker and less toned–and when this happens around the middle section of your body (where most people gain weight), it can lead to a meno-belly.

A slower metabolism means you burn fewer calories each day than when you were younger — even if you’re eating exactly the same amount of food every day! This means that any extra calories end up getting stored as fat instead of being burned off as energy (which would keep them from sticking around).

Webinar Announcement

It can be hard to navigate these changes, and can often leave you feeling deflated. So now you know more about meno-belly, what can you do about it?

We’re excited to announce a webinar on Thursday 16th November from 2pm – 2.45pm – The Truth About Meno-Belly: Why what we did in our 20s doesn’t work in our 40s.

Replays will be emailed out if you can’t join, but you will want to join live as you will get:

The opportunity to join the live Q+A, a free e-book and we will announce our BIGGEST ever offer!

If you sign up before HALLOWEEN (31st October), you’ll automatically receive a free 45 minute strategy session with Rita!


We know how frustrating it is to feel like you’re stuck with a belly that won’t go away. We’ve been there, too! That’s why we created this webinar to help you discover the truth about menopause belly and learn some easy ways to get rid of it once and for all. Join Rita on Thursday 16th November – you won’t regret it!