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  • Menopot only temporary?

    4 posts, 4 voices, 4258 views, started Sep 1, 2008

    Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      Here’s something I’ve heard and I’m wondering if anyone has similar stories to share.

      Weight gain during menopause. Seems to be inevitable, especially around the midsection. My sister in law has never had a weight problem, she’s exercised all her life, she’s eaten healthy forever as well. During menopause she started gaining weight even though she continued to exercise and even adjusted her caloric intake down a bit to compensate. She was frustrated but knew she was doing all the right things and maybe just had to accept the extra padding as a side effect of age. Until she was post menopause.

      29 pounds dropped off her body. Her hormones seem to balance out and her weight hasn’t been a problem since.

      Does this ring true with anyone?

      Thanks for sharing
      Cynthia



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          Glynisawil wrote Sep 7, 2008
        • I sure hope this is so.  I have been menopausal for a year and a half now.  I started exercising in January after the big 45 and have lost about 20 pounds.  Slowly, but surely.  Need to get rid of about 40.



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          Mamadur wrote Sep 8, 2008
        • My menopause was surgically induced (hysterectomy) 2 years ago and almost immediately the weight started gathering around my midsection. It sits exactly like tire - all the way around. I have been seeing a doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormone therapy and have noticed that with the hormones, I no longer wake up with night sweats or feel the urge to stick my head in the freezer. I also have fewer “brain fog” episodes. As far as weight loss goes, I have come to the sad realization that I don’t need as many calories as I used to and exercise is no longer an option. For me, it’s that simple. Fewer calories and more exercise, no magic and no shortcuts!

          Good luck!



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