April 2011 Issue

Fight Menopausal Spread with Diet

Caroline, a 53-year-old housewife from Chicago, weighs exactly what she did 30 years ago on her wedding day, but her wedding dress no longer fits. Much to her dismay, Carolineís waist is expanding, even though she hasnít put on any weight. She works hard at "keeping her figure" by exercising, eating mostly fish and vegetables, and rarely consuming sugar. So why donít her belts close on the same hook as they did last year? Then thereís Susan, a 60-year-old retired schoolteacher from New Haven who has gained 15 pounds in the last few years, despite her devotion to a healthy, active lifestyle.

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