I try to eat well – I always have and this remains true now that I am decisively into my menopause years. In fact, I eat mostly a vegetarian and near vegan diet.
My kryptonite is sugar. When I eat sugar I feel an almost instant hot flash – in fact, this has been true most of my life. Hmmmm. Maybe I’ve always had a little pre-diabetes. (Diabetes, both type 1 and type 2 run in my family.)
Here’s a good article on the why and how of eating vegan for menopause. Aside from soy foods (which I mostly avoid due to conflicting science around soy and menopause) I think that my body also feels better on a vegan diet.