173: How to deal with menopause – with Laurie Lewis

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Are you trying to figure out how to deal with menopause or curious if you’re on the brink of it all? Welp, friends… this one is for you!

My special guest today is author Laurie Lewis and she’s simplifying how to deal with menopause. No matter if you’re at the beginning of it all and you’re starting to notice your period is getting irregular. Or your midsection resembles more of a rectangle than an hourglass (um, like me). Or maybe, you’re already knee deep in it all with hot flashes and more… we’re simplifying it all down for you, so you can make sense of it all.

Here’s how. 

My special guest today is Laurie Lewis and she’s simplifying how to deal with menopause.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • What the first signs of perimenopause and menopause are that you need to be looking out for
  • Your hormones will start to shift in your 40s and 50s… what are the basics you need to know and why working out longer and harder in the gym is NOT the answer to losing weight
  • What intermittent fasting is and why it might be the right solution for those looking to recalibrate their hormones
  • How does intermittent fasting work, is it safe and what the three phases of fasting are:
    • Fast foundation
    • Fast forward 
    • Fast forever
  • …and ultimately, how to make sense of all the changes your body is going through without losing your mind along the way.

Disclaimer: speak to your primary care physician or doctor first.

There is so much mystery and confusion surrounding menopause and what’s (actually) happening in our bodies. As Dr. Jen Gunter says, “it’s like puberty, but in reverse!” I hope today’s conversation sheds some light on this subject that’ll help you prepare for menopause, start to recalibrate your hormones, and feel more in control of what your body and brain is needing the most during this stage of your life.


Q: Are you ready to learn how to deal with menopause with grace? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and try to deal with your symptoms of menopause this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis – For Intermittent Fasting Coach and Author, Laurie Lewis, menopause dealt a crushing blow — brain fog, lack of balance, memory loss, and the sudden gain of 50 pounds of stubborn hormonal fat. She tried everything she knew to feel better, and the methods that worked in the past made no difference.

After four years of struggle, Laurie stumbled upon Intermittent Fasting and started fasting that very same day. The menopausal fog lifted in less than one week, she had more energy and felt more “like herself.” She lost 51 pounds in 15 months and has kept it off for years!

Now, at 57-years old, Laurie has turned her personal success into the premier thriving Intermittent Fasting coaching business. As a certified health coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) she combines her knowledge of nutrition with deep research and practice of Time Restricted Eating. Laurie guides her clients with a dream come true — eat the foods you love and enjoy the rest of your life feeling vibrantly well.

Where Laurie hangs out online:

Website: fastforwardwellness.com

Instagram: @fast_forward_wellness

Laurie’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Misha Rubin – He is a career coach who guides people to meaningful, fulfilling work by tapping into their self awareness and building new potent paradigms of thinking through The Career Leap.  Until recently, he was a partner at a big four management consulting & accounting firm, where he previously spent 15 years of his career managing over hundred-million-dollars worth of projects, navigated dozens of corporate cultures (or collective consciousnesses), advised hundreds of clients, and built countless number of strategies, processes and systems.

Laurie Lewis

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