Hi, I'm new here, too. I'm 46 and was surgically forced into menopause almost two years ago. It's been a ride since then!
Yes, that pesky ol' metabolism starts doing weird things at about 40 years old. Instead of quitting, though, I think it just takes a break so that it can come back and heat you up every now and then on the spur of the moment!
(hot flashes are NOT fun) BTW: I've done some reading on Black Cohosh, and it does help some people -- but only if you have a uterus. If you've had a hysterectomy, don't bother. Soy is much better.
Glad to be able to share support with others going through the same thing!
Dieting is not my life calling. Body acceptance is.
Life is about moderation, not deprivation.
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