There are many factors that can cause unwanted weight gain in females. As estrogen levels decrease in menopause, our bodies can store additional adipose tissue. This can lead to the lower belly fat that so many women dread. 

It is possible that an endocrine or metabolic disorder is responsible for weight gain. Simple blood tests can determine if there is an abnormality that diet and exercise alone will not fix. 

We recommend 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, as well as healthy eating habits. Adequate caloric intake, healthy sleep habits, and daily movement will help you lose weight, as well as reduce your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.