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    SoundandVision posted:
    Hello everyone.
    I I was a gym rat and a vegetarian who did dairy and fish (forgot the term) for several years. For the past 2 1/2 years I stopped going to the gym and being really active. I acquired a huge fibroid in my uterus and had to have my uterus and ovaries removed in January. I attribute the growth of the fibroid from 2 years of stress on the job, having to move, losing my job, getting rehired, etc etc etc. I have recovered from my surgery and have been walking but the weight and inches are not coming off. I did a mountain hike a few weeks back and that didn't really have any effect either. So, I joined a gym and went back to the step plus abs class, yoga and gym machines( when I don't do the classes). I once was under a nutritionist who preached the eat for your blood type diet. She put me on high grade probiotic. I also was given info about leaky gut syndrome. Along with being a gym rat, eating right and taking the probiotics I went from a size 12 to 4. It took a lot of work but the results were worth it I've got this layer of belly fat that hangs under your belly button and looks like a front butt. Someone called this "apron". I've never had this before. I wonder if that is the result of the loose skin after the surgery? I have never been pregnant but I was told this also happens after you have given birth. Wish me luck with getting back to my pre hysterectomy shape! I also have been having really bad night sweats and Estroven is not helping. Any suggestions? Not doing H.R.T's. Thanks everyone.
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    PetuniaPea responded:
    Pescatarian? Or maybe lacto-pescatarian?

    Anyways, there can be many reasons for belly fat...

    Hormonal imbalances

    Mental and emotional stress

    Stressing your body with sugar and caffiene and junk food

    Not getting the right kind of "healthy" fats from nuts (esp. walnuts), flaxseeds, flax oil, salmon (all of the above contains Omega-3 fatty acids).

    I'm sure there are more reasons, but I can't think of them right now!

    Don't know much about night sweats...maybe read the book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause" by Dr. Hohn R. Lee, for more ideas and info... http://www.amazon.com/What-Your-Doctor-About-Menopause/dp/0446614955/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365542678&sr=8-1&keywords=what your doctor may not tell you about menopause

    Good luck!


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