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Maintenance After Menopause



Realize that as you get older, especially after menopause, your metabolism and food needs change. Most people gain about a pound a year between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five, and this is a common pattern as we age and do not adjust caloric intake to declining energy needs. Like me, you may need to consume fewer calories and perhaps exercise more to maintain. Yes, it stinks but it's worth doing!

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  • I lost all my 119 pounds after menopause so it can be done. It took a couple of years but came off. Yes calories do count for sure reduce your intake to 1000-1200 max a day. - by 2BFREE2LIVE
  • How right you are about the difficulty of losing weight after menopause. Usually menopause occurs at a time when we are less active. For me this meant my first line of defense was to cut calories. This meant I had to eat a more nutrient dense diet to make sure I received the nutrients I needed to be healthy. However, it paid off. The weight loss was slow but steady. - by 7WORSHIPS
  • very true about the metabolism changing. ten years ago when I lost weight, it fell off so easily, this time around, it is slow and steady. frustrating because I keep remembering how it was before. once I figured that I was doing all I could, I let it go. - by CATIEMARIE
  • The important thing to remember to keep moving and watch what you eat. Oh ya, and have FUN!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon - by JANIEWWJD
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  • After sitting at a desk all day, the energy seems depleted. Walking at sunrise is a great way to start the day. - by TERRYVL
  • so true - by 1BEAUTIFULDAY1

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