How to stop weight gain

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I am 52 and doctors have told me 1ovary has shut down and the other 1 ain't far off.i have put on 8lbs in 6months even though I still exercise and my eating hadn't changed.i was told its hormone change but I haven't got a clue how I can change it.anyone got any ideas.i want to stop it before it gets too has all gone on my tummy

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    Hi Linda

    so its peri meno you are in then is it... I am almost year 9 of peri and ages 49 ... 😕

    read about this, Vit B 6 helps weight gain ... and a must for peri and meno ...

    useful snippets ...

    Everyone needs B-vitamins for good health. Without them we can suffer from a variety of serious ailments. For a woman going through perimenopause, B-vitamins can be essential for effectively managing symptoms.

    Adrenal fatigue, for example, is a common secondary condition for many women going through perimenopause. B-vitamins support healthy adrenal function, along with calming and maintaining a healthy nervous system. Many women also suffer with mood swings during perimenopause. Both B12 and B6 vitamins aid in the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, a key brain chemical needed to stabilize moods and promote feelings of wellness and contentment.

    For women who suffer with brain fog, and memory issues in perimenopause, low levels of B6 could be part of the problem. Depression, confusion, and an inability to concentrate are all associated with B6 deficiency. Vertigo, dizziness, and heart palpitations are also common complaints from women going through perimenopause. All of these symptoms have been associated with (among other things) a B12 deficiency. Vitamin B6 can also help with stubborn weight gain in perimenopause. It is key in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in our diet, and is necessary for a healthy metabolism - both which can help manage weight.

    Jay xx

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    abit more helpful info for you.. quoted by a Dr Phil on the web..

    Supplements for Menopausal and Hormonal Symptoms

    Robin McGraw shares a list of natural supplements that have helped her put her hormones back in balance and ease menopausal symptoms.

    To Relieve Menopausal Symptoms

    Black Cohosh

    B12 and B6 vitamins

    Folic Acid


    "These four items are very good for overall menopausal symptoms," explains Robin, "especially black cohosh, which is good for hot flashes. The B12, B6 and folic acid help with mood and to ease you through the transition. The inositol also helps with mood. You take it at night and it helps you to sleep."

    Essential Oils

    Flax Seed Oil

    Evening Primrose Oil

    Vitamin E


    "These are really good overall for hormone symptoms," says Robin. "Essential oils are good for joints because sore joints can be a symptom of menopause."

    Menopause and Weight Gain

    Robin goes on to explain that weight gain can be a symptom of menopause because menopause affects the thyroid gland, which helps regulate body weight. "When you get your blood work done, there is a range for the thyroid and your doctor can tell you if yours is normal. I bought a basal thermometer and every morning for 10 days, I put it under my arm and recorded my temperature. If it's even a degree below 98, then you are susceptible to having a low thyroid. Mine was 95. My doctor had told me I was fine, but mine was very low so I went on natural hormone therapy."

    Jay xx

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    I have just had my bloods tested for thyroid and the doctor said everything was fine.soi think I will do it naturally with vitamins x
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    I was given Vit B6 years ago by my UK Doc on a prescription, for Peri, you can also by it elsewhere, but you need a good strength, some stores sell minimal strength 😟 I live in Spain now and mine are 300mg from the farmacia but I do half them so I take 150mg daily, Biovea website is very good and good price for all your Vits etc, I have used them for years for other things so you could always look on there too if you want a good one..

    Maca is good too I take that for other reasons for peri...

    infact all in all I take

    Natecal ( mix of Vit D and Calcium ) a must for bone care

    Estroven Maximum for symptom control

    Vit B1 ( Thiamine). 300mg

    Vit VB 6 150mg ( i half one 300mg)

    Vit B 12


    Jay xx

    Jay xx

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    I agree with everyone else on the natural supplements.  As far as the weight gain, I am 51 and also having trouble keeping my "budda belly" under control.  One thing I've tried that worked is basically just lowering my caloric intake.  I take my dinner plate (before I start eating) and automatically remove 1/3 to 1/4 of the food on it and put that on a smaller plate into the fridge for lunch the next day.  No snacking at night and I am also trying to walk more during the day.  Managing to keep the weight gain at bay this way but not losing any yet.  My sister is 53 and going the same way.  She gained 1 lb per month last year (not hard to do).  I told her that was 12 lbs in one year and could easily be 50 lbs after a few years,  it really gets away on you.  Nip it in the bud!!! Good Luck!!
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