Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Hormone Imabalance and menopause, and weight gain
Need I say more, ... making this year, my 5oth, a get in shape and trim year. I was only needing to lose 15 lbs and up my exercise. BUT, very little progress, and noticeable other 'mid age' effects such as fatty in places that I never used to be, like upper arms and knees, water retention, puffy face.. I have given it a good 3 month go of watching cals, cutting out alot of fat, upping exercise to include longer intensity and some weights.
Just lately I have been reading up on HRT to really get results. In particular, natural hormone replacement. I do not have the major hot flashes, mood swings, or sleeplessness, that I hear about for true menopause but I had my doctor do a blood test and she reported 'levels of menopausal indicitiveness'.
One of the gals in my fitness class says 'yam cream' is doing it for her..
Thu. Feb 28, 12:45pm
I do not USE Hormone Replacement Therapy
Well getting older is never pleasant for us ladies. I have chosen not to use HRT, but to transition naturally, I do not the extra hormones floating around in my body. I have never had a hot flash. I have the weight gain and bloating but watch the sodium and controlled the water weight gain and bloating that way. In addition I joined WW watchers and keep my points at the lower end of the scale. I find that exercise works wonders for keeping weight gain off. I recommend the elliptical because it works the top and the bottom. In addition, using light weights prove to be helpful. I hope this helps you and I wish you well as you transition.
Friday, February 29, 2008, 5:31 PM
I had a hysterectomy and so went through menopause in just a few hours! I am taking HRT and will for a few years. Some gals do have lots of problems and some have none. Some HRT treatments do say weight is is side effects. I was prescribed bio-identical hormones. HRT is a big jungle and it take time to find the right one if you use them. It's really a personal choice and you have to consider any risk factors vs. benefits.
I don't think that weight gain is automatic with menopause. I knew lots of old ladies that never were overweight. They were active and ate moderately. Weight training is suppose to help as the more muscle the better the metabolic rate and the more calories burned. This is suppose to be why men lose weight faster, more muscle. Weight training is also good to keep bones strong.
Saturday, March 01, 2008, 7:38 AM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?
©2017 PEERtrainer, Inc.