Middle age spread!!: Anyone else struggling... - Weight Loss NHS

Weight Loss NHS
101,748 members53,553 posts

Middle age spread!!

8811
8811

Anyone else struggling like me..... Always been okish with weight but since hitting 50 I am spreading fast and can't loose weight. Soooo frustrating!!!

13 Replies
oldestnewest
Diana
DianaMaintainer

Is it hormonal? I get bloating, due to the hormones upsetting the bile, therefore causing digestive issues, the Vogel site explains it all!

I get a few days and then things return to normal.

Or is it you are eating too much, find out, which it is, good luck!

8811
8811
in reply to Diana

Thanks I will take a look, possibly hormones, I have bouts of binge eating at certain times in the month

Diana
DianaMaintainer
in reply to 8811

Maybe pmt or something, look at your diet, his and seeds, and eggs naively made a big difference to me

June1965
June1965Restart Feb 2020
in reply to 8811

8811

Me too!!! Horrid...... Miracle cure please 🤗

June1965
June1965Restart Feb 2020
in reply to Diana

Vogel site ? What's that when its at home !!! New one on me.....

Diana
DianaMaintainer
in reply to June1965

A vogel the health folk, they make more natural remedy stuff , I think it was on the menopause bit.

Came under bloating for menopause, google search

June1965
June1965Restart Feb 2020
in reply to Diana

Brilliant thank you...

It's possible that you are becoming insulin resistant, unfortunately it's not uncommon as we age. Have a Google.

Perhaps try swapping to high fibre carbs, if you haven't already, and make sure not to eat too many.

elliebath
elliebathMaintainer

Sadly for us, our Basic Metabolic Rate ( BMR) slows right down with age.

Between age 48-60 I slowly gained 2 stone... even though I thought I was eating the same way as always. Since then, I have managed to lose that excess weight, by planning and logging what I ate/drank and counting the calories. ( like many successful slimmers, I used myfitnesspal.app) and I also started to walk more.

It was a slow but steady process and took me a year to lose 30lbs. I now have a BMI of 23 and have maintained it for six months, give or take a 1-3lb fluctuation, which is normal.

Believe me, giving all my size 16s to charity and buying new size 12 has made me feel ten years younger, honestly! AND YOU WILL TOO 😊

fenbadger
fenbadger
in reply to elliebath

It's a sad fact that it's harder to lose weight as we get older :( Good luck.

I have no idea I am 50 and on the 12 week plan unsuccessfully but have loads of other issues going on

2bFabnfit
2bFabnfitMaintainer

Try getting thyroid checked. If underactive it would account for your inability to shift the weight

Thanks everyone for replies. Had good day today, went to coffee shop and had skinny cappacino and toasted t cake usually have full fat and slice of dirty Choc cake..... Measured myself today, have even more incentive.

You may also like...