Ideal Protein and Menopause

Transition gracefully into menopause with the Ideal Protein Protocol. Dr. Neetu K. Sodhi and our health coach at Bloom Obstetrics and Gynecology serve perimenopausal and postmenopausal women throughout Tarzana, CA, the San Fernando Valley, and greater Los Angeles area.

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Ideal Protein and Menopause

Menopausal or post-menopausal dieters on the IP Protocol can expect to:

  • Lose an average of 10 pounds of body fat each month
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Reduce belly fat and bloat associated with the decline in estrogen
  • Maintain muscle mass
  • Rebalance hormones

The Results: A leaner, more energized body without risk for regaining the weight back.

Benefits of the Ideal Protein protocol in menopause:

Our program is a strong ketogenic diet that is efficient in fat loss. By losing fat, leptin goes down and adiponectin goes up. Though other Ketogenic diets may put your body in a state of ketosis, they do not guarantee sufficient and bioavailable protein intake. And when protein is insufficient throughout the weight loss process, you are likely to regain proportionately more fat post-weight loss; this state is extremely unfavorable for women transitioning into menopause due to the natural decline in estrogen in this state and accumulation of fat around the midsection.

Inflammation can increase during menopause, leading to uncomfortable chronic body aches and pains, as well as constant fatigue. In addition, chronic inflammation plays a significant role in the pathology of diabetes, many cancers, stroke, and other deadly diseases. Fat loss increases adiponectin, which is anti-inflammatory and further improves insulin resistance.

Improved Hormonal Balance

A diet proportionately rich in healthy fats improves absorption of fat soluble vitamins, such as vitamin D, which is a precursor to your sex hormones. Vitamin D deficiency can cause low estrogen in women. Lowered estrogen levels decrease libido, however, with the IP protocol you can significantly reduce these and other symptoms.

Improved Sleep

Women in menopause also often report reduced sleep quality. The menopausal night sweats don’t help either. When your diet is filled with sugar and carbohydrates, the risk of hot flashes actually increases which further impacts sleep quality. Combined with hot flashes, heart palpitations and other menopausal symptoms, your sleep can really start to suffer. A ketogenic diet balances blood sugar levels and optimizes hormones that improve sleep: cortisol, serotonin and melatonin.

If you suffer from stubborn fat, particularly around the midsection, and are entering or are past menopause, call our office today. Dr. Sodhi and her compassionate medical team will help you feel like your best self again. You can feel comfortable knowing you are being treated at a women’s health clinic with an all-female staff. So everyone knows exactly what you are going through.

Dr. Sodhi is also a menopause specialist who can not only get your weight on track, but help with other urogynecological concerns that arise with the menopausal state.