A balanced, wholefood diet high in low-fat dairy, lean protein, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables can help alleviate menopause symptoms. Healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and E, and boron also benefit women during perimenopause.

Extreme dieting is not something to try and is not an effective or healthy weight loss strategy. Instead, you should aim for a balanced menopause diet that provides all the nutrients and energy that your body needs. Lacking proper nutrition, you are more prone to fatigue, infection, and disease.