I have 2 clients that are in a weight loss training program. 1 is IN menopause and doing well. a little at a time the other client is POST menopause and hasn’t lost anything in 10 weeks. They are both eating well and are both within their caloric daily intake. Not sure how to change up the POST menopause program. good balance of cardio, functional training but very little weights. (she doesnt like resistance training) please any advice i would be grateful for.
It’s unfortunate that your POST menopausal woman doesn’t like resistance training.
It would be great to educate her on the importance of muscle work, I believe that it would make the biggest difference in her body. The book Karin recommends is great!
Christine Nortrop also writes about this in her books about menopause.
As for caloric intake, are they tracking? Many times people over estimate portion sizes and or eat “more” because they have worked out and feel they “deserve it”.
losing weight can become more difficult as women experience hormonal changes. One reason is the loss of muscle and often a change in recreational interest that begins to drift more to the sedentary side of life.
One recommendation would be to change the intensity of her cardiovascular programming. At least as important would be for her to change her view on weight training. As women get older, weight training becomes more and more important, not only for weight management but to offset to muscle and the consequences thereof.
If you need help convincing your client, I recommend a book by Dr. Miriam Nelson called “Strong Women Stay Young” http://www.strongwomen.com/book/strong-women-stay-young/. Even so first published in 1997, the message is still compelling.
Good luck to you and your clients.