Do you ever wonder if you are gaining weight due to perimenopause? Well, it is very, very common to see weight gain in perimenopause, and I am going to explain why and what you can do about it. Basically, weight gain is caused by an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone.
Normally, you should be making ten to fifty times more progesterone than estrogen, and you only do that if you ovulate regularly. And perimenopause is when you stop ovulating regularly, so you do not have as much progesterone on board. That makes you go into what is called an estrogen dominance state where estrogen is higher than progesterone in ratio.