I'm Getting Fatter By The Day.In the past year I've gained 10 lbs. and every excess ounce is around my middle. I just hate it.
I've read about middle aged spread and how your body hangs onto every ounce of fat because it creates a 'substitute' estrogen, which of course, is diminishing during menopause.
I've read that really, all you can do is eat less and do more, but... omg! I can't eat less unless I quit eating altogether and I could do more but I work (on my feet) all day and the last thing I feel like doing is exercising.
Has anyone any experience with the "Diet Solution" diet. Basically they say to severely reduce your sugar intake and that most carbs are not good. They say not to eat the fake butters but do eat the real ones (and oils and nuts etc). They say that starving yourself puts your metabolism into starvation mode, so your body hangs onto every calorie it gets, as fat. (So in my case that's two reasons my body is holding onto every calorie. 1.) Menopause and 2.) Eating too little. )
Of course they want you to buy their books, including the one I'm most interested in: the one about finding your own metabolism type. This is to diagnose whether you are a protein, carb or mixed metabolic type. (???)
I googled it and every thing I found on the "Diet Solution, metabolism", no matter what web address, leads back to the 'Diet Solution' people giving themselves 5 stars and A-1 ratings, so that people will buy their books.
Does anyone know any thing about this diet; in particular - 'finding your own metabolism type?"
And, has anyone else found a way to beat this middle age spread/belly fat issue?
If so, please share your information with me!!!! Thanks!
MisFunctioning 51-55, F 3 Responses 0 Feb 21, 2011