Lisa Snowdon ‘cried on the floor’ when clothes didn’t fit after menopause weight gain
Lisa Snowdon rose to fame as a model and built a successful presenting career on her confidence, but admitted menopause had left her so badly unable to fit into her clothes that she was sobbing on the floor.
Snowden, 50, has openly said he started experiencing perimenopause symptoms in his early 40s and the life-changing difference of taking HRT.
But talk to The mirrorshe explained how the hormonal changes she went through left her “broken” despite having a healthy body image.
She said: “I felt completely alone and lost. I had felt bad and angry and sleep deprived for years, with changes in my skin, hair and body.
“I ended up gaining quite a bit of weight, and when you don’t know what’s going on, you feel like you’re going crazy.”
Snowdon continued: “I’ve always had a pretty positive body image, but when I gained weight I was a little broke when nothing in my wardrobe suited me – that’s a really tough thing to do. us girls. I remember sitting on the floor and just crying. It was a bit of a turning point for me.
The former host of Capital FM and Come dance strictly The contestant said she also decided to “take some responsibility” for her weight gain and opened up about her healthy eating and strength training over the past few years.
She explained that before she was diagnosed with perimenopause – in the period before the onset of menopause – she had felt weak and her GP had offered her antidepressants.
Speaking of being anxious and having “a feeling of losing control”, she said she felt antidepressants weren’t right for her, but that meeting Dr Naomi Potter and starting to take a type of HRT that would suited had been “a game changer”.
Snowdon now runs a Midweek Menopause Madness series on Instagram Live with Dr Potter and said she wants to help women make informed choices about their menopause.
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