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    i am 5 feet four inches a woman and weigh 127 pounds
    Anna890 posted:
    I can't lose weight. i'm in menopause, and extrememly active, nothing works. I am a stress eater. my life is absolutely awful with unsolvable problems. I don't even know why i'm posting. I just don't want to be fat anymore. it's destroying my looks and my feet
    rohvannyn responded:
    Welcome! If you're 127 pounds, you are pretty much ideal weight. If you mean 227, I could see your concern. If that is the case, I think your solution is threefold.

    The first part is making sure you are getting good nutrition. IF you body is getting what it needs (less junk food, some healthy fats, good fiber, protein, etc) you will have easier cravings and your brain will work better, improving your mood.

    The second part is being active in the right ways. If you get a lot of cardio already, add some weight training. Muscle burns 6 calories a pound per day, while fat burns 2. It also helps your bone density. Plus, it really helps your stress level! Exercise can be fit in all over the place - hefting grocery bags, a few wall pushups while waiting for the microwave, etc. Also drink lots of water.

    The third part is getting to the root of where your stress comes from. Eliminating unneeded things, saying no to others when you are already full up with activities, a few minutes of meditation here and there, listening to a favorite song for a couple of minutes instead of going for a snack, journaling to relieve stress, all those are possibilities.

    The solution is complex, but it doesn't have to be hard or all at once.

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