I am taking black cohosh and it seems to work for hot flashes and mood swings. I am very impatient with this "change of life" going on and most ob/gyns recommend Remifemin. I think this will help with the moods but with the weight, exercise and eating right is the only answer. I cut down on carbs at night and ate lighter when I lost the 10 lbs. It is keeping it off that is the trick. I try to walk on my breaks at work and park off campus but I think I need weight training also. It is just finding and making time for it. I am sure I have a long road ahead of me but I am determined to not let menopause make me fat! If we all encourage each other, I think we can succeed.View Thread
I just joined this group. I am almost 51 and perimenopausal. I fear the meno-pot weight gain associated with raging hormones and out of control stress eating. I would like to lose a good 10 lbs and keep it off. I did lose 10 before my 50th but gained close to 5 back. Don't like yoyo dieting either. I eat pretty healthy and have cut down on eating too much at night. I am taking black cohosh to help with menopausal symtoms. Any tips?View Thread
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