MENOPAUSE NUTRITIONIST

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Many women like you struggle with symptoms and weight management during menopause but rest assured, there is a solution. I specialise in helping women navigate the challenges of menopause while achieving their weight loss goals.

As a Nutritionist specialising in menopause-targeted weight loss, I fully understand the unique challenges that women like you face during this phase of life. Menopause brings about significant hormonal changes that can have a profound impact on your body and overall well-being. Weight gain, especially around the midsection, is a common struggle that many women experience during this time. However, I am here to assure you that there is a solution.

My approach to menopause-targeted weight loss is comprehensive, evidence-based, and tailored specifically to your needs. I believe in empowering you with the knowledge, tools, and support necessary to achieve your health and weight goals. By understanding the science behind menopause and its effects on your body, you can make informed decisions and take control of your well-being.

Milena Kaler

Milena Kaler

Milena Kaler MSc, Dip NT, MBANT, RCNHC

Celebrity Nutritionist & Nutritional Therapist, Sports Nutritionist, Weight Loss, and Digestive Health Specialist in Mayfair, Central London and online.

My Approach to Menopause

  • Personalised Nutrition Plans

    Your experienced and qualified Nutritionist will create a personalised nutrition plan tailored specifically to your needs, preferences, and health goals. We take into account your hormonal changes to design a plan that optimizes your nutrition for weight loss during menopause.

  • Hormonal Balance

    Menopause brings hormonal imbalances, but we can help you manage them through nutrition. Your Nutritionist will guide you on incorporating hormone-balancing foods and nutrients into your diet, helping you alleviate symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue.

  • Metabolism Boosting

    Your Nutritionist will help you rev up your metabolism naturally, counteracting the slowdown that often accompanies menopause. Through strategic meal planning and targeted nutrient intake, we’ll optimize your metabolism to facilitate healthy weight loss and maintenance.

  • Gut Health Optimization

    Gut health plays a vital role in overall well-being and weight management. Your Nutritionist will guide you in nourishing your gut through a balanced and gut-friendly diet, emphasizing prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods that support digestion, immunity, and weight regulation.

Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It is characterized by a decrease in the production of estrogen and progesterone, two hormones that play a vital role in the menstrual cycle and fertility. As the body adjusts to these hormonal changes, women may experience a range of symptoms that vary in intensity and duration.

  • Hot flashes and night sweats

    One of the most well-known symptoms of menopause is hot flashes, which are sudden and intense feelings of heat that can cause sweating, flushed skin, and a rapid heartbeat. Night sweats, which are hot flashes that occur during sleep, can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to fatigue. They can be accompanied by other symptoms including headaches, migraines, dizziness, increased heart rate, insomnia, fatigue, and weight gain. Weight loss problems in menopausal women are very common and particularly frustrating. With the proper diet, supplements, as well as exercise, most of the inconvenient symptoms of menopause can be minimized.

  • Irregular periods

    As menopause approaches, menstrual cycles often become irregular. Periods may become shorter or longer, heavier or lighter, and the time between periods may vary. Eventually, menstruation ceases altogether.

  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort

    The decrease in estrogen levels can lead to vaginal dryness, itching, and discomfort during intercourse. This can cause pain or discomfort and may affect sexual satisfaction.

  • Mood changes

    Hormonal fluctuations during menopause can contribute to mood swings, irritability, and increased susceptibility to stress and anxiety. Some women may also experience depression or feelings of sadness.

  • Sleep disturbances

    Many women find it challenging to get a restful night’s sleep during menopause. Night sweats, hot flashes, and hormonal changes can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia or poor sleep quality.

  • Changes in libido

    Fluctuating hormone levels can impact sexual desire and arousal. Some women may experience a decrease in libido during menopause, while others may not notice any changes.

  • Weight gain

    During menopause, many women experience weight gain, particularly around the abdomen. Hormonal changes and a decrease in metabolism can contribute to increased fat storage and difficulty in losing weight.

  • Changes in skin and hair

    Oestrogen plays a role in maintaining skin elasticity and moisture. As oestrogen levels decline, women may notice drier skin, increased wrinkling, and thinning of the hair.

  • Bone loss and increased risk of osteoporosis

    The decrease in estrogen levels can lead to accelerated bone loss, increasing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

  • Cognitive changes

    Some women may experience memory problems, difficulty concentrating, or “brain fog” during menopause. These cognitive changes are often temporary and improve after menopause.

It’s important to note that not all women will experience all of these symptoms, and the severity can vary greatly from person to person. If you are experiencing symptoms that are significantly impacting your quality of life, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide guidance and appropriate treatment options.

Understanding the symptoms of menopause can help women navigate this transitional phase with greater ease. With the right support, lifestyle adjustments, and possibly medical interventions, women can manage and alleviate these symptoms, allowing them to embrace this new chapter of life with confidence and well-being.

Menopause & Perimenopause

Menopause is the permanent cessation of periods in women, and it occurs on average around 51 years old but it may occur as early as 40 and as late as 55 years of age. Menopause is the point at which a woman stops ovulating and menstruating, indicating the end of fertility. It is important to remember that menopause is not a disease, and it is a natural progression in life.

Perimenopause is the period when a woman’s body is preparing for menopause, and the time after menopause is called postmenopause. During perimenopause, for most women hormone production starts to slow down when they reach their thirties, and continues to diminish as they age.

Oestrogen and progesterone are commonly thought as reproductive hormones. While oestrogen is essential for reproduction, cells in the breasts, vagina, bladder, skin, heart, liver, bones, and brain all contain oestrogen receptors and require an oestrogen to stimulate these receptors for the normal function of the cells. Progesterone works as a counterpart to oestrogen. During the second half of woman’s menstrual cycle, progesterone stimulates changes in the lining of the uterus to complete its preparation to be a home for a fertilized egg. Testosterone and the other hand is most important for a healthy libido.

Understanding Menopause and Weight Gain

Menopause is a natural stage of a woman’s life, marking the end of her reproductive years. During this transition, the body undergoes significant hormonal changes, which can have a profound impact on various aspects of health, including weight management. Many women find that they gain weight, particularly around their midsection, during this time.

The hormonal shifts associated with menopause can cause a decrease in metabolism, muscle mass, and overall energy expenditure. Additionally, the loss of estrogen can lead to an increase in abdominal fat deposition. These factors combined make it more challenging for women to maintain or lose weight during menopause.

One of the key advantages of consulting a Nutritionist is the ability to address any underlying health conditions or concerns that may be affecting your weight management. Your Nutritionist will take a holistic approach, considering factors such as thyroid health, insulin resistance, and adrenal function. By identifying and addressing these issues, we can optimize your body’s ability to achieve weight loss success during menopause.

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If you’re struggling with menopause, working with a Nutritionist can make a significant difference in your health and well-being. Despite your best efforts, you may be experiencing symptoms that are impacting your quality of life. Seeking professional help from a Nutritionist can help you develop a personalized nutrition plan, identify nutrient deficiencies, and address any underlying medical issues that may be impacting your health.

Your Nutritionist will work with you to create a personalized plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. The Nutritionist can also provide guidance on the best supplements to take and lifestyle changes you can make, such as managing stress and getting adequate sleep, which can impact your overall health and well-being.

Don’t let menopause hold you back from achieving your weight loss goals and living your best life. Embrace this transformative phase with confidence and let your Nutritionist guide you towards a healthier, happier you.  If you are ready to overcome the challenges of menopause and achieve your weight loss goals, I invite you to reach out to me today. Together, we can embark on a journey of empowerment, knowledge, and transformation.

Book an appointment today if you feel like you need more assistance or direction to reach your health goals.

Online consultation with a Nutritionist is available for clients who live outside the London area or who are unable to come to my London office. You can enjoy the online consultation from the comfort of your home or office and you will be given the same level of personal attention and care that you would experience coming to see the Nutritionist in person.

ABOUT MILENA KALER

Milena Kaler is a is a qualified London Nutritionist, weight loss, sports nutrition, and digestive health specialist. She is trained in the principles of Functional Medicine and practices from her clinic in Central London, Mayfair, as well as providing online consultations.

Milena has helped thousands of people to lose weight and keep it off. Scientific and holistic in approach Milena looks at all aspects of a client’s health. She embraces a systems-oriented approach aiming to get to the root cause of health and weight issues instead of simply focusing on the symptoms.

Milena’s expertise has been sought by celebrities, and she has been featured as a nutrition expert in reputable magazines including Women’s Health, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Women’s Fitness, Peak Brain Training, and Metro.

As a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the only register for Nutritional Therapy recognised by the government and NHS, Milena is committed to upholding their strict Code of Ethics. Additionally, Milena is a member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG).

Milena sees patients with chronic health conditions, as well as clients looking for support to optimise their health. Some of the areas Milena can help with include: weight loss, digestive, hormonal, autoimmune disease, menopause, and skin health.

Milena sees every person as an individual with different problems and different goals. She takes time to listen to her clients’ specific concerns to develop customised nutrition and lifestyle plans, based on laboratory test results. Having overcome her own chronic health and weight loss issues, Milena really understands how it is to feel overwhelmed by poor health and can relate to her clients when they first come to see her.