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Re: Menopause and weight gain - help!!

Re: Menopause and weight gain - help!!

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Posted by Lisa on November 03, 2000 at 09:26:22:

In Reply to: Re: Menopause and weight gain - help!! posted by Liz on October 30, 2000 at 20:37:54:

: : I just turned 50 and am going through menopause. I am not taking hormone replacement therapy by choice - don't really need it for health reasons and all my friends that are on it have gained lots of weight so I decided not to go on it. I am 5 feet 4 inches and have always been around 120 pounds give or take a few pounds in either direction. My problem is that I have gained about 8 pounds since Spring and even though I exercise more than I ever used to (religiously) and watch my diet very closely (no junk food, lots of fruits and veggies, etc) I cannot seem to budge the tummy and hip fat that has suddenly appeared !! I have tried some of the pills with stimulants in them but I can't stand the heart racing that they give me (I am allergic to caffeine so have to be careful with that). Has anyone had any luck with the fat "zapping" pills that are supposed to "saok up fat" and are all the craze nowadays?? I saw one in a magazine that is called Redu-Quick. Has anyone tried it or any other brands?

: Hi. I tried something called Fat Magnet that I bought at Walmart. A lot of times, it gave me the runs. I have lost 14 pounds doing a low fat diet. I eat a lot of salad, low fat yogurt, low fat cottage cheese, etc. It's not an exciting menu, but I really don't exercise and I still have lost 14 pounds. I also drink 80+ ounces of water per day. I hope this helps and good luck to you.

Hi Liz. I'm 43 and have had the same weight gain and never had a big problem with it
before. My menopause came sugically 7 years ago. But in the past year, I quit smoking
AND had a terrible hormone imbalance. It's been 6 months since I've had a cigarette,
and I cut out refined sugar and starches (no potatoes, white rice, pasta, white bread or
the wonderful cookies, cakes, etc, that I LOVE). But it's doing the trick! I am a
sugar-holic! ANd, I've discovered that the less you put in your body, the less you
crave. You might want to give it a try, and keep up the exercise too. I feel better than
I have in months! Take care and good luck!

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