Well I seem to qualify. 54, not fully in menopause but very close. (actually going Primal started things up again) Hypothyroid.
This diet has been really good for me. A struggle healthwise at times, due to a huge aggravation of my duodenal ulcer and thyroid. But the diet part for me has been really really easy. I am now 102lbs at 5'2" been maintaining this for quite a while now. Trying to keep from weighing less. I was very strict with the diet though. 3 small meals a day with no counting calories or portions. I use some of the techniques from the French diet. Like using a very small plate, putting my cutlery down after each bite and chewing everything thoroughly and taking a long time. During the diet phase I ate no sugar whatsoever, and no starchy carbs. and frankly not a lot of carbs in general. I included a lot of fat. If I ever felt like I was hungry or needed a boost I had a spoon of coconut oil. (I started with nuts, but found they really hurt my stomach) I did still eat some fruit, always bacon and half a fried banana for breakfast, and usually some fruit with protein or just leftovers for lunch. Not a lot of fruit though. For me a lot of fat is what makes it all work. I never hardly feel hungry or have cravings when I have enough fat. Rich homemade fatty sauces on my meat etc. But the quantity is small.....
Exercise wise I am not doing enough. I occasionally have attempted a sprint and have occasionally done hand weights, I do live in a walking town though. But really not doing much more than pre Primal. I must.
I got down to 100lbs, which is too low for me and a BMI of 18. but have managed to get up to 102 and seem to be staying there pretty much. I have added back into my diet some Sweet Potato, reg potato, and occasional rice. Also coconut milk icecream and sorbet which have some sugar. Tried GF cookies, but don't feel good on those at all. I also found myself to have a problem with eggs and dairy. So have had to eliminate those altogether.
Good luck, I hope that something I have said helps
Last edited by Silvergirl; 02-13-2013 at 09:21 PM.
Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at 102lbs much better weight for me at my age.
Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.