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Middle-age spread

really dislike the depiction of middle-aged women – often found in cartoons – as lumpy, frumpy, dowdy and shapeless. As a middle-aged woman, this is not my experience of my body, and it’s not what I see in the women around me, regardless of body size. It can feel inevitable that, as we get older, we get softer and rounder around the middle. Middle-aged weight gain is definitely something many women experience, particularly as they hit perimenopause – but it’s

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