Weight gain since menopause

Hi just a quick note to say started menopause ten years early, so they weight just started to go on with doing the same as always nothing changed ,but went to weight watchers and put a stone on, kept Zuma classes did yoga for 5 years , but nothing got the weight off ,also I keep all the symptoms of menopause they haven't stopped in twelve years . So I really would like to get my figure back before I get to old and have more weight problems too .

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  • Hi and welcome, Tess :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you.

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    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • Hello tess7932 and welcome to the forum

    Unfortunately hormones can play havoc with our bodies and the way they process food and store fat 😕 Weight loss can be more difficult but not impossible. And what we eat is much more likely to have an effect than just exercise.

    Have a look a the links Moreless suggested, especially the 12 week plan. Calorie counting is an excellent way to lose weight, especially as it makes you much more aware about portion size, but food quality is also important. Carbohydrates in particular can cause issues as we get older, I find eating bread etc earlier in the day and having a lighter evening meal helps. Also sugar doesn't help the symptoms, so I try to avoid all added sugar. 😊

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