Jenny Powell, 54, revealed that menopause makes it harder for her to stay in shape and says she has developed a ‘pregnancy belly’ since turning 50.
The TV personality, who likes to stay in shape with yoga, admits that her fifth age has not affected her physically but rather mentally and emotionally.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Jenny shared how her body has changed even though her weight has remained the same.
Wow: Jenny Powell, 54, revealed that menopause made it ‘harder for her to stay in shape’ due to her ‘baby belly’ since turning 50
She said: ‘The menopause didn’t help. You’ll have a meni-midriff around your belly. It just happens. It’s hard to stay in shape once you’re past your fifties.
‘The problem is it doesn’t just hit you physically, but also psychologically, mentally and emotionally, because you don’t feel great at all.
‘I think most menopausal women don’t have much confidence. You completely lose your passion – it’s hard and again, you have to work on all of that. ‘
Candid: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline Jenny opened up about how her body has changed despite the same weight
Jenny said she was ‘a bit confused’ at first as she was ‘premenopausal’ four years before menopause.
She continued: ‘I was a bit confused and didn’t know what was going on. It’s been talked about more, and it’s very current, but it took me a while to talk about it.
‘I had the worst case scenario because my dad passed away last year and with the stress of what was going on in the world at the time, and then menopause.
Stand out: Jenny explains that staying in shape is getting harder as she gets older (pictured in 1999 aged 31)
‘Those three things make it very difficult. You should always be careful with your nutrition and what you’re putting into your body, and broth is great for your hair, skin, and nails, so I used a lot of that. ‘
Jenny regularly shows off her voluptuous figure in bikini photos on her Instagram account in hopes of ‘inspiring other women to do the same’.
She added: ‘I don’t post bikini photos to show off, but hopefully it inspires other women to do the same.’
Unbelievable: The TV personality, who enjoys doing yoga, admits that turning 50 doesn’t affect her physically but instead mentally and emotionally
The Wheel of Fortune presenter says she now has to ‘work harder in the middle’ when it comes to exercising to keep her amazingly toned body.
Even so, Jenny, who is working with Boosh Foods to promote the health benefits of organic bone broth, puts her age-defying look to ‘sleep’ as she goes to bed at 9pm so she can wake up early.
The TV star also ‘out of the way’ in the diet which she found hard to start as ‘it’s in everything’ however she has trained her palette not to have an appetite.
She explained: ‘I get out of the way. It doesn’t agree with me, and the problem is in everything if you’re not careful.
‘It’s just training your palette, and after a while you no longer crave it. I don’t have a lot of sugar, and I always read the label to see what’s in it.
‘I try and eat real food. Processed food is not cheap, but if you do it carefully, you can find real food [reasonably priced]. ‘
It’s amazing: Jenny regularly shares bikini snaps to her Instagram account hoping to ‘inspire other women to do the same’
Jenny has two daughters, Pollyanna, 13, and Constance, 21, with her ex-husband, Toby Baxendale, from whom she separated in 2009.
She believes it’s important to discuss menopause with her family so that everyone understands what she’s going through, otherwise it will have a negative impact.
The mother-of-two said: ‘That’s the effect of menopause on everyone. One minute they might think, “Where did Jenny go?”
‘I feel it’s a topic that needs to be talked about in the house, and it’s certainly in our home as well, especially with the two girls. It’s negative if you don’t talk about it. ‘
When she had her youngest daughter at the age of 41, the TV star recalled how ‘wonderful’ her body felt due to being fueled by all the hormones.
Family life: Jenny has two daughters, Pollyanna, 13, and Constance, 21, with ex-husband, Toby Baxendale, from whom she separated in 2009.
She said: ‘I’m pretty excited to be pregnant at 41. The point is your body is fueled with all these amazing hormones, and it keeps you younger, because obviously now, I’m 54. I’m old and I’m young. teen, so I still have to kick it for her.
‘It works, and I’m pretty happy about the age difference too [21 and 13] Polly has an older sister that she can model, and I think Polly can teach her a lot, just as much as I can.
‘I think women having children later is a positive experience, overall I enjoyed it the second time around and you are much wiser too.’
Cute couple: Jenny found love with sports therapist Martin Lowe after breaking up with her ex in 2009 and ‘is relieved to avoid dating apps’ (pictured in 2021)
Jenny found love with sports therapist Martin Lowe after breaking up with her ex in 2009 and ‘is relieved to avoid dating apps’.
“You really can’t go out there expecting to meet Mr. Right unless you love yourself because you’re just attracting the wrong energy,” she explains.
‘So you have to start with the right energy, which we all have there. We just have to make sure we nurture it, and then you’ll attract [the right person] – It’s as simple as that. I’m relieved that I’ve avoided dating apps – I didn’t think they were for me. ‘
Menopause occurs when a woman stops menstruating and can no longer get pregnant naturally.
This is a natural part of the aging process, occurring in women between 45 and 55 years of age.
However, 1 in 100 women may go through menopause before age 40, which is called premature menopause or premature ovarian failure.
Symptoms often include hot flashes, night sweats, low mood, decreased sex drive, vaginal dryness, facial hair growth, and trouble sleeping.
According to NHS advice, symptoms can start months or even years before your period stops and last up to four years after your last period.
Early menopause or early menopause can occur at any age and, in many cases, has no obvious cause.
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