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Diet and Exercise

Many people understand that it is difficult to lose weight after starting hormones.  This a forum to discuss diet and exercise during and after medical transition.


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  1. Weight loss

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  2. Found Time to Exercise ... fInally

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  3. Ways to Start an Exercise Program

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  4. Weight Watchers

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  5. the butt bible

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  6. I passed the 10lb mark!

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  7. Sticking with the diet

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  8. Big weightloss milestone!

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  9. PhytoEstrogens and HRT

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  10. 800 calorie hamburger?

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  11. Fear of bulking up. Myths vs reality

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  12. Skipping breakfast

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  13. Snapshot of daily diet/ Post Gastric Bypass.

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  14. Affects of weight lifting

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  15. Any Ways to Prevent Masculinization?

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  16. Exercise questions

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  17. Can MTF eat meat? 1 2

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  18. you will not bulk up.

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  19. major food cravings

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  20. Need Advice on Getting Slimmer 1 2

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  21. decided I am going to try a different approach

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  22. FtM diet and exercise?

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    • QuestioningAmber
      Rowan   I would do a search for Transgender Clinics in Oregon and look for non-profit ones. You may be able to find a specialized clinic in your neck of the woods. I know here in Central Ohio for example has a specialty LGBTQ+ Clinic that has a sliding scale. In doing a quick search, a few came up out of Portland at least (you could even call them if that isn't close for you).
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      He should ask his doctor before making any decision, but here's what I was able to find:   Here's a link to a pdf about the hormone process for ftm. On the left is a table of contents; click on "Are these changes permanent?" https://d31kydh6n6r5j5.cloudfront.net/uploads/sites/161/2019/08/hormones_FTM.pdf   Also I found the following list on the ftm hormone page on Wikipedia: Reversible changes     Increased libido     Redistribution of body fat     Cessation of ovulation and menstruation     Increased musculature     Increased sweat and changes in body odor     Prominence of veins and coarser skin     Acne (especially in the first few years of therapy)     Alterations in blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)     Increased red blood cell count Irreversible changes     Deepening of the voice     Growth of facial and body hair     Male-pattern baldness (in some individuals)     Enlargement of the clitoris     Growth spurt and closure of growth plates if given before the end of puberty     Breast atrophy – possible shrinking and/or softening of breasts   Hope that helps!
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