Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too

Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too

by Amanda Thebe


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Menopause and peri-menopause are no laughing matter—but that doesn't stop Amanda Thebe from approaching them with a sense of humor. In this hilarious and personal account, the fitness trainer shares how she lost weight, dealt with her depression, improved her sleep, and overhauled her diet to survive—and thrive—during menopause. Now, you can, too!

Includes a Bonus Training Guide with Strength Workouts for Women Over 40.

At a time when menopause has become an urgent, necessary topic of public discussion, with the likes of Michelle Obama revealing their struggles for the first time on the internet, personal trainer Amanda Thebe shares the roadmap she uses to thrive during perimenopause and menopause in Menopocalypse.

With funny, bold, and big-hearted writing that will be familiar to readers of Glennon Doyle, Amanda Thebe shares her menopause journey and what she learned along the way. Readers will come away from the book with:

  • A better understanding of your own hormones and how they factor in menopause and your overall health;
  • Confidence to speak your truth about your menopause symptoms to your doctor, other health professionals, your family, and friends;
  • Advice for achieving optimal health during perimenopause and menopause by changing your diet, fitness routine, and more lifestyle factors.

Amanda Thebe was working as a personal trainer and fitness coach when, at age 43, she began to experience debilitating exhaustion, dizziness, and depression. At the time, Thebe didn’t know it was all related to her hormones. The busy mother of two, who was used to climbing mountains and traveling the world, only knew she struggled to get out of bed.

After several failed doctor’s appointments, Thebe saw her gynaecologist, who finally named the source of her struggles: perimenopause, the period of 5-10 years before menopause, when a woman’s fluctuating estrogen levels put her at risk of depression, anxiety, headaches, and more ailments related to female hormone health.

Empowered by information, Thebe began her journey back to her former self, overhauling her approach to diet and exercise. In Menopocalypse, she explains how to deal with migraines, hot flashes, weight gain, exhaustion, poor sleep, vaginal dryness, and mood swings—offering tips that have worked for her and others.

She shares information about hormone therapy. She even shares her own strength-training routine, complete with a suggested workout schedule, easy-to-follow instructions, and pictures of herself doing the exercises, so you can feel empowered, fit, and ready to tackle the day.

Menopause isn’t fun, sexy, or cool, and a woman might spend one-third of her life in it—but that doesn’t mean women should suffer in silence without support. Let the outspoken and honest Amanda Thebe be your guide to surviving—and thriving—during menopocalypse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771647601
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 10/18/2020
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 146,012
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

AMANDA THEBE is a personal trainer with over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry. She is a popular guest on podcasts and online summits, and her health and fitness tips have been featured in media outlets like Shape, Prevention, Healthline, and Global News. She lives in Houston, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How I Became a Menopause Warrior 1

Part 1 The Reality

1 Defining the Monster 14

2 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of HT (Plus Other Treatment Options) 44

3 When Menopause and Midlife Collide 65

4 Hello, Dry Vagina and Incontinence 80

5 I'm So Bloody Fat! 102

Part 2 The Hacks

6 The Four Hacks of Thriving in Menopause 118

7 How to Eat (Have Your Cake and Eat It!) 133

8 How to Move (The MMR Workouts) 163

9 How to De-stress (Calm the Eff Down!) and Get Some Sleep 229

10 How to Think (Shift Happens) 250

Epilogue 266

Acknowledgments 269

References 277

Index 282

About the Author 295

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