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Old Wed, Jun-08-16, 17:53
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 182/134/130 Female 67
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Hello y'all,
I have been on Atkins or LCHF since late 2012, and have finally come within a couple of pounds of my target weight. I am now 56 years old, and I can tell you that Menopause slows things down, but need not stop you.
I made mistakes along the way, including eating too much meat (protein), eating when I was not hungry, not eating enough fat, drinking far too much wine (I quit drinking wine and the pounds started dropping off), eating carbs when I craved them, drinking too much coffee, and eating junk food when the kids come over.
I now eat very little, because I am simply not hungry on the LCHF diet.

Typical Breakfast (eaten between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm) is 1 cup mushrooms sauted in 50 g butter, with spinach, and maybe some avocado.

Lunch: not hungry

Dinner: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm - 100 g of meat, with 50 g of butter and steamed broccoli and cauliflower. Two squares of 90% dark chocolate.

I sometimes have a couple of squares of dark chocolate in the late afternoon, but only if I am hungry.

I had to stop eating because I thought I should, or was bored, or some other excuse.

I still have drinks occasionally with hubby, but I don't ever have wine more than one night in a row.

I am now considering reducing my goal weight, to see where this LCHF bus will stop. But I will keep everyone posted.

Aging and menopause have certainly slowed down my ability to lose weight, and I am fortunate to have been able to lose as much as I have without hunger or much trouble, save for rising to the challenges of hormonal changes. I am through Menopause. It only took 8 years.

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Old Thu, Jun-09-16, 06:18
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Plan: Epi-Paleo/IF
Stats: 220/162/150 Female 67
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I am through Menopause. It only took 8 years.



I am far from recovered, it's been almost 8 years, and it nearly killed me.
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Old Thu, Jun-09-16, 06:42
Enaid Enaid is offline
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 184.4/134.6/135 Female 5'3"
BF:32.8/23.9
Progress: 101%
Location: Weeki Wachee, Florida
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I am a little older than the 50s (61) and I will tell you menopause has not prevented me from getting where I need to go. I have lost 33 pounds since Feb 1 2016. Initially it was all LCHF, which I call Low Carb, Healthy Fat, and was doing alright. Then for some reason I would lose a pound and then meander around it for a month, lose another pound or two and then meander around it for a month. Aaargh. I was told so many things to do....lower fat, raise fat, lower calories, raise calories, lower protein, raise protein. It was overwhelming all the contradicting information. So, as I am known to do, I researched. Last book I read is The Obesity Code by Jason Fund, M.D. And he is s proponent of fasting. So I am now reading The Fast Diet. Yesterday was my first fast day where I ate one meal and lo and behold I finally lost those two pounds and another two pounds. Yay finally at my lowest weight since starting this WOE. On non fast day I follow strict LCHF and do not go hog wild as some do. I think when we get to our later years you have to mix it up to get it done as we all have lost and gained over the years so many times we have really damaged the way our metabolism works and we need to find ways to make it better. I am hoping, and an very optomistic, that 5:2 fasting is the way for me.
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Old Thu, Jun-09-16, 09:27
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 188/139/138 Female 5'9"
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I am a little older than the 50s (61) and I will tell you menopause has not prevented me from getting where I need to go. I have lost 33 pounds since Feb 1 2016. Initially it was all LCHF, which I call Low Carb, Healthy Fat, and was doing alright. I am hoping, and an very optimistic, that 5:2 fasting is the way for me.
Woot Enaid!! Great weight loss. I agree menopause does not have to prevent us from success. It's tweaking and trying different things until we get the magic equation. I love your LCHF healthy fat terminology. I like that and am going to use it
Glad you're excited about the 5:2 fasting.
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