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menopause weight gain

hi my name is dj im 54 since having menopause this last year i seem to have gained weight but also aware mid life can gain weight to. Is there hope its a constant struggle to keep weight off lol.

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Hello djjb

I can sympathise with the menopausal weight gain, but it can be reversed with time and a little effort. Carbohydrates in particular do not always suit ladies of a certain age!

Have a read of the suggestions Cracker has made and then join us on the Daily Diary for more meal suggestions 😊

Best wishes

Anna

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nice to hear from you thank you for messaging and advice very kind 😊

debbie

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It's a common problem to gain a bit of weight at this time of life, but it can be improved. I was heavier during the menopause mostly because I carried on eating the same as I did in my forties, even though my metabolism decreased with age during my 50s. Then I woke up aged 62 couldnt fit into my clothes and tackled it.. It may take you months or even a year to lose the weight ( depends on your current size) but the Nhs 12 week plan has lots of tips, and the people on here are either in the same boat, or once were. Welcome aboard!

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thank you for your comments really helpful nice to hear not alone with this problem.😊

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Hi there, I'm 52 and struggling too. It's not just putting on the weight but I'm finding it harder to loose too.! Good luck with your journey.

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How are doing today Debbie? Have you had chance to have a good look around?

Best wishes djjb 😊

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