Losing weight can be challenging no matter what age. For women, the time in your lives when weight loss is the hardest are the years leading to menopause. Whether you have struggled with weight issues in the past or not, now that you are in your 50’s, it may seem as if losing weight has become even harder to achieve. Fortunately, if you are understanding and accepting the changes that happen to your body due to age and stay optimistic about your health, you can still achieve a healthy weight.