I never knew about oestrogen and fat....that definitely would explain the gain! It's around my middle & thighs - the areas where it shouldn't be while I'm training/running, but the natural areas for women to store fat.
I have a family history of cancers, so my lovely GP has put me on the lowest dose of HRT - a pill every day, with no breaks. I'm only on day 7, and already I'm down to about 3 hot flushes per night, which is a great improvement and means a little more sleep after months of just a few hours. That was soooooo tiring. My GP has also recommended a low carb diet, but as I've mentioned, that's really difficult on a veggie/vegan diet. I've decided to look at some vegan running sites for ideas.
I haven't fasted this week. My appetite has been very low. However, on Monday I'll try a 3:4 for 2 weeks to see if that kick-starts my body.
Ironically, after having painful periods all my life, I now want them back
I'm very grateful once again for all your support. It's good to know that you've all lost/maintained despite these darned hormones
Hope you're all well & happy & healthy xxx