Saturday, January 22, 2011

Menopause and Weight Gain

I don't have a lot of time to comment, but I found this interesting:

I found that once I started going into menopause I had to eat about 20% fewer calories and exercise a lot more intensely and longer just to maintain my pre-menopausal weight. And, to be perfectly honest, I really need to lose another 5 or 6 pounds just to get back to my pre-menopausal weight (never mind my pre-kids weight).

If anything, I'm less sedentary now then I was 4 or 5 years ago, and I still seem to put on weight much more easily then I did ten years ago. And, I'm also drinking less alcohol now then I did then as well because I have to watch every calorie that I consume.

So, while the advice in this article was good, it still doesn't explain the reasons for the weight gain.


  1. Could I get any more depressed? I am turning 46 tomorrow. I've been hotter this year than ever in my life; flashes, sweats, the works.

  2. Laurie...start taking EFAs or at the very least have some flax seed oil daily. I found that helped me stop the flashes and most of the works...53 and still feeling pretty good :)

  3. Hi Laurie, don't get depressed. Try also to drink herbal products as this will help you stabilize your temperature and will make you feel better. You can find related links too about menopause and weight gain in the web. For me this link is very informative and found the book very effective. I hope you can have it too. :)

  4. Gah. I'm two years away from 40. The reality of menopause (news reports & such) I used the fleece off like an irritating gnat. But not anymore. My eyes and ears are wide open, just soaking it all in.