getting older

  • 2976 days ago

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    lovelylady74 Level 3
    I find that as I get older, it is becoming more difficult to keep the weight off. My menstrual cycle is a mess and this does not help. I feel it is harder to get full and I am always craving sweets. Any suggestions?

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  • 2976 days ago

    Hi lovelylady74! I'm 56, and have found the same to be true; takes alot more to get the weight off. You're hormones are obviously not level, hence the messed up menstrual cycle, and that would be the #1 thing to look at. Check in with your doctor, and have your levels checked. Instead of taking hormones or pharmaceuticals, which they may recommend, I would look at adding things to your diet that promote hormonal balance, regular exercise, and acupuncture (yep!) to level things out for you. Best of luck to us!

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  • 2976 days ago

    Hi,
    I'm 46 and am working on a stubborn 15# that's been around for about 2 years. I agree with SticklerDeb that you should have your levels checked- my cycle is better with a product called EstroSense that is supposed to help balance- usually at this age we have more estrogen than progesterone & this helps you rid the excess estrogen. IDK, seems to help me.

    As far as sweets, a couple months ago I started using whey protein in my milk in the morning. I am full all morning, and am thinking of adding a smaller serving in the afternoon to ward off that low when I want carbs, so I don't have the ups & downs in blood sugar that cause those cravings. It works for me, though YMMV.

    Go to a local health food store and try some single serving pouches. Some are tasty, some tolerable & some, well...ick. Jay Robb dreamsicle tastes like a creamsicle. Bluebonnet french vanilla pretty good, too. Breaks down to about $1-1.50 per day/one serving per day.

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  • 2975 days ago

    Thanks ladies, this helps. I did see the dr about my cycle and they found it to just be my age. Nothing serious, which is good news. The options they give are not wonderful, so I am happy for the suggestions. Thanks.

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  • 2975 days ago

    Lovelylady,

    Are you taking vitamins and supplements, like calcium? Try to get some exercise in every day and eat smaller portions more frequently to keep your metabolism going. Imagine you're a machine that needs regular fuel and stays in motion to keep from gunking up and breaking down.

    Big meals can make your metabolism stop while it tries to convert the fuel to energy, so make some adjustments to keep it going. Good luck!

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  • 2974 days ago

    I do take vitamins and supplements. I do need to work on the exercise, I try to walk when I can. But I will try the smaller meals throughout the day. Thanks. :-)

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