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Hi all when we get to menopause will the extra weight go 

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    No, you have to work out or change your diet to lose the weight. I'm going through it now, even though I loss weight, I gained some 10 pds but with exercise and changing my diet I plan to lose it again.

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    Hi Karen, I lost weight during the menopause being feeling sick and vomiting was worrying for me....I have put it back on but more in the stomach area I'm hoping myself I would loose it there.....I hope you lose it after meno hugs xx

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    No, 'fraid not. You can only do that by eating the right food - and smaller portions.

    By cutting out sugar, highly processed food and take-aways and eating more veg, salads and organic meat and dairy (Full fat - non of that fat free rubbish) I have lost 24 lbs  since the beginning of this year, without counting a single calorie!cheesygrin

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    I gained about 30 lbs. since last summer. Mostly in my stomach, legs and behind. I hated being too thin last year. Now im the opposite, but Im really not watching either. Seemed to be more hungry than I was last year.
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    Hi Karen

    Unfortunately, weight gain at menopause can be a real issue. It does tend to accumulate around the waist, stomach region.

    It is a good idea to look at your diet and how much food you ate consuming. There is a tendency to comfort eat during menopause to compensate for other negative feelings!

    I have found that controlling portion size, preparing my own meals rather than takeouts and eating regularly (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) stops picking at food throughout the day. Avoid sugary drinks and drink lots of water, maybe with a hint of lemon or lime to add interest!

    Low fat products are often loaded with lots of sugar so watch this. Reduce carbs like bread, but don't cut it out completely as I found that I picked at other food all day. Try to include salads and fish in your diet. Snack on unsalted nuts and fruit. Introduce some exercise and activity into your day to avoid thinking about food, As it can sometimes be a boredom thing.

    Don't deprive yourself of the occasional sweet treat, we all need it sometimes! I am following this regime and it is working, physically and mentally.

    Good luck!

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