Menopause and weight gain doesn’t have to be inevitable. When a woman reaches her early, or mid 40’s and 50’s her ovaries shrink and tend to dysfunction. Her entire reproductive system doesn’t operate as it used to and she will not get pregnant. During this perimenopause or menopause stage of her life, she will go through many symptoms. Estrogen which is the most important hormone for the function of a woman’s metabolism practically dies and she is left with a load of problems to face.