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How does the Paleo diet work for menopausal women?

Commented on March 18, 2014
Created October 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I am a 57 year old woman, fit and in menopause. I started the diet 4 days ago in the hopes of losing some of the middle weight I've gained since I lost my job 4 months ago. I was a Maitre'd in fine dining and was walking 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for many years.For exercise I practise yoga, swim,bike and cross country ski in the winter months. My question is whether or not because of my age I have to accept my body changing(being rounder) or can I eat like a caveman and shed this middle fat or is it just a matter of upping my exercise?

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on March 18, 2014
at 12:09 AM

Intriguing! And depressing...what about the bioidentical hormone replacement? What if Estrogen was supplemented? Does the body still "know" it should hold onto the Menopausal Middle?

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on October 17, 2013
at 07:05 AM

@kmlow222 checkout these websites

http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/

http://www.health-calc.com/body-composition/waist-to-height-ratio

If your waist is less than 50% of your hieght that's generally considered healthy

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on October 17, 2013
at 06:53 AM

One picture is worth 10,000 words. :)

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on October 17, 2013
at 04:08 AM

That is a win! Excellent example of how good Paleo can be for people.

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on October 20, 2013
at 09:42 AM

I am a 54 year old woman in menopause and have so far lost 20lbs by actually eating! For years I have been on a low fat diet with plenty of walking as exercise and put on weight. The Doc's lost patience with me and said I must be cheating. They did tests and found that I was intolerant to gluten, e-numbers, dairy and wheat. As a result I did a lot of research and thought that Paleo would suit me nicely, apart from all the meat and other things (coconuts, avocados, olive oil, etc) which I have been told for at least 22 years are bad for me. I got over this gradually and now eat quite healthily. I still only have one meal a day, but that just suits me, it certainly isn't for everyone. Remember to drink enough water, or freshly squeezed hot lemon as I find I wake up with a headache otherwise. Green tea is great (decaff.) once you get used to it and cut out saccharine and have stevia leaves instead.

If you get stuck don't lose heart, I got stuck for 3 1/2 weeks but came good in the end. In the meantime I just really enjoyed the feeling of well-being and renewed energy levels that I experience with this way of life. Good luck and good health!

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on October 17, 2013
at 03:43 AM

374254_634252149922392_931510937_n.jpg Oh and I am almost 53 and here is my before and after pic so you can see the change in my mid section : ) I think at our age range cutting the bad carbs and getting enough good fat is really important which makes Paleo perfect. Good luck!

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on October 17, 2013
at 06:53 AM

One picture is worth 10,000 words. :)

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on October 17, 2013
at 04:08 AM

That is a win! Excellent example of how good Paleo can be for people.

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on October 17, 2013
at 12:50 AM

Unfortunately, women's bodies develop a "menopot" after menopause. The excess fat helps retain what little estrogen a woman makes. You should be able to get rid of a "spare tire," but don't expect flat abs.

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on March 18, 2014
at 12:09 AM

Intriguing! And depressing...what about the bioidentical hormone replacement? What if Estrogen was supplemented? Does the body still "know" it should hold onto the Menopausal Middle?

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on October 17, 2013
at 12:05 AM

I'm no expert at all but can say after being on SCDiet/Paleo for over a year now that yes I have gone from an apple shape to a hourglass/pear shape. The hip to waist calculator said I am a pear now but I think I am more hourglass. I don't expect to ever completely get rid all my tummy fat but it is soooo much better now. I have lost 30 lbs, went from a size 12 to a size 6 and lost numerous inches. But most of all I feel healthy now. I started the diet for SIBO a digestive disorder but the benefits reach farther than just that. Oh and this was all diet sad to say I haven't been able to get into a regular exercise routine.

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on October 17, 2013
at 07:05 AM

@kmlow222 checkout these websites

http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/

http://www.health-calc.com/body-composition/waist-to-height-ratio

If your waist is less than 50% of your hieght that's generally considered healthy

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