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Why do we gain weight? The secrets of a healthy eating style

Why do we gain weight? The secrets of a healthy eating style
January 28, 2022
Marilena Pomante
Why do we gain weight? The secrets of a healthy eating style

WHY DO WE GET FAT? Recent studies have shown that the assumptions about calorie balance are wrong.
Taking in fewer calories than we burn does not always lead to weight loss.

So where is the truth? What causes weight gain?
The strategy of "eat less and move more" has been tested endlessly, but it doesn't work. It turns out that the cause is not a caloric imbalance but a hormonal one.

Insulin is a fat-storing hormone; it increases at mealtimes, signalling the body to retain some of the food energy for later use by storing it in the form of fat.
It is a fundamental natural process that has enabled humans to survive times of famine. However, consistently high levels of this hormone lead to weight gain.


So: if obesity is due to excess insulin, the right strategy to combat it is to reduce insulin levels. This is why the dietary style studied for the Benessere in Menopausa® project has a very high success rate. We must remember that during the menopause the drop in oestrogen has the secondary effect of altering insulin production, with consequences that easily lead to obesity and the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Make an appointment with us, Team Benessere in Menopausa®, for a personalised diagnosis.
We will assess your situation in detail and will be able to tell you if our programmes are right for you to say goodbye to extra kilos for good!

Why do we gain weight? The secrets of a healthy eating style

Marilena Pomante

Co-founder

My name is Marilena Pomante and I have been working in the beauty and wellness sector for 27 years.

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