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I'm going throu menopause early I didnt have kids because I couldnt

By Anonymous December 26, 2014 - 12:14pm
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so I had a full hystorectomy with endmitroses,fibroids and tummers .so now my stomic hangs and fat . I used to weight 148 for ever untill all of this my mom side are all very big and carry there weight up front an extra 300 lbs I have tryed very hard not to get to be a large woman . I work out everyday and eat fruit ,veggies chicken i make lots of soups so i really dont know what to do i weigh 175 for 3 years now I really need help thanks Julie Torres

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Dear Julie Torres,

Thank you for visiting the EmpowHER community and for sharing your question!

I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with your weight and going through early menopause. Menopause and hysterectomy surgery really takes a toll on women's bodies and you are not alone in what you are going through!

Estrogen has a lot to do with controlling weight. Since estrogen levels drop after menopause, it is not surprising that women gain weight or have a hard time maintaining weight as well as loosing it. 

Lack of estrogen may also cause the body to use starches and blood sugar less effectively, which would increase fat storage and make it harder to lose weight.  

Since you are already exercising and following a good diet-that's half the battle to putting more weight on. As for trying to lose that extra stubborn weight, you might need to exercise a bit more and meet with a nutritionist to fine tune your diet.

A lot of women try weight loss support groups like Weight Watchers etc. It's a tough time both physically and emotionally, so I wouldn't try to go it alone. Reach out for support from a group of other women.

I wish you the best of luck!


December 26, 2014 - 12:52pm
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