In fact, the opposite was true; women on HT gained less fat around their waists than women in the non-HT group.So in this group of women, the changes in weight and fat are likely menopause and age-related.Evidence shows that with decreased estrogen levels in menopause, instead of storing fat in their lower body (gynoid distribution), women start to store more fat around their belly like men (android distribution), and around their bowels (visceral fat).This visceral fat increases women's risk for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.Menopause is often a time of reflection when many women consider the story of their lives and how they intend to write the remaining chapters.Losing weight sometimes becomes part of a new self-improvement chapter.If you need combined estrogen and progesterone, or estrogen-only hormone therapy (HT, formerly called hormone replacement therapy or HRT) for bothersome menopausal symptoms, you should not have a harder time losing weight than women not taking hormones.
Ease into exercise gradually if you are not used to exercising, or you are just returning to it.
Avoid body contouring, or bodycon, style dresses or skirts for the most part.
You will create no shape, and only accentuate your natural shape.
If you don’t care to camouflage, or are more androgynous or genderqueer- then by all means get down with your bad self. Your shoulders and chest are smaller than your waist, hips, and thighs.
This is just meant to be a guide for minimizing masculine features. In order to draw attention- you will be looking to pull the eye up north, away from the mid-section.