Hello, I'd love it if anyone knows of anything new regarding weight loss for women in their fifties.
I've always been in good shape, not skinny, but weighed around 130 to 135 my entire life. I'm 5'7" and ran, worked out, skated, generally stayed fit all of my life.
Then, two years ago, I started steadily gaining a pound or two a month. I did the usual, cut back on sugar and junk, exercised a little more. Didn't see to have any effect at all. After I'd gained over ten pounds, I got serious. I keep track of EVERY BITE with a calculator made for this purpose. I track my exercise, too. Not only am I still steadily gaining a pound or two a month, but I feel like garbage. I'm exhausted, ache all over and seem, despite exercise, to be losing muscle. I've got this big ugly belly that I've never had before.
I've read all of the stupid online stuff about dieting. Seems you are either eating too much or too little. Not helpful. I think its obvious that my body is not converting fat into energy and I'd love to know if anybody has any info about what might be causing this and what I might do about it. My doctor says "You must be eating more than you think. You know soda has sugar in it." Like I'm an idiot. Like I've ever drunk soda or any of that other junk. He won't suggest anything or run any tests, so I don't even know if there is any information about this. The internet has tons of ads for (obviously bogus) so-called 'diet aids' but I'm not going to jack myself up with caffeine.
Any info at all about this would be very helpful. By the way, the weight gain coincided with menopause.