“A kick-ass book on menopause. Do yourself a favor and pick up this gem.”—Dr. Jen Gunter, bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto
Menopause and perimenopause are no laughing matter?but that doesn't stop Amanda Thebe from approaching her 50s 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 Strength Training Guide for Women Over 40
At a time when menopause has become an urgent topic of public discussion, with the likes of Michelle Obama revealing their struggles for the first time, personal trainer Amanda Thebe shares her journey with bold and big-hearted writing that will be familiar to readers of Glennon Doyle. 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;
- Zero bull-sh*t tips for nutrition, fitness, vagina health, sex, and more.
Amanda Thebe was working as a personal trainer and fitness coach when, at age 43, she started experiencing debilitating exhaustion, dizziness, and depression. The busy mother of two boys was used to traveling the world and climbing mountains. Now, she struggled to climb 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, mental health, 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.
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.
“Amanda Thebe does a marvelous job of evidence-based storytelling and self-help counseling, in words and pictures, with humor and confidence. I am so excited that women of all ages will now have Menopocalypse to guide them through their lifetime journeys within their bodies!”
—Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD, author of The New Power Eating
“Amanda Thebe is the guide every woman deserves to have at her side as she moves into the mysterious post-reproductive years. Menopocalypse equips us with the strategies our doctors and friends might not share—important pieces of information that reassure us we can survive, we will survive, and we might even find our post-menopocalyptic selves stronger and more capable than ever before.”
—Georgie Fear, RD, CSSD, author of Give Yourself MORE
“A must-have for any woman over 40. Amanda Thebe breaks down menopause in an easy-to-understand way, and delivers science-based diet and lifestyle recommendations with levity and clarity. I’m buying a copy for all of my friends.”
—Abby Langer, RD, author of Good Food, Bad Diet
“Perimenopause and menopause can be very difficult times for women, both physically and emotionally. This book will help to empower women with information and advice so they can enjoy positive and healthy lives beyond their menopause.”
—Dr. Louise Newson, GP and menopause specialist, developer of My Menopause Doctor
“Amanda’s tell-all book Menopocalypse spares nothing of her personal experience going through menopause and serves as an inspiration to women all over the world. Opening up about menopause and discussing how options are available to women is not only encouraging, but ultimately life changing. Her raw, unfiltered approach makes you feel like you are talking with your best girlfriend over your favorite beverage. Thanks, Amanda, for dedicating so much to educating other women through your experience.”
—Dr. Heather Hirsch, associate professor and clinical program director of the Menopause and Midlife Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School.