As a man in my late thirties, I'm not an expert on menopause. And I'm probably not the first person Amanda Thebe, the author, thought of reviewing her book: Menopocalypse – How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause, and How Can You Do It, too.
As one of her fellow readers put it bluntly, "Amanda takes the idea of thriving as you go through the menopause shitstorm to a new, super-practical level."
Menopause is not something I will personally go through, but I have several female clients who have gone through or will go through menopause.
It's also something my wife will experience at some point.
When I know about the subject, I can better understand what they are going through. In the past, when I tried to research menopause to find out what my clients were dealing with, I found a limited amount of honest, useful, and practical advice.
Amanda fixes this with her book. It's refreshingly honest. Instead of the textbook-style sterile books or the random blog posts that I previously limited myself to, I now have a far better understanding of what women who are going through menopause have to do.
Amanda writes about her personal experiences with brutal honesty and humor. She describes the confused and frustrating journey of a 43-year-old super-fit personal trainer to struggle with debilitating fatigue, nausea, and extreme mood swings, and how she overcame them.
She explains how she found that changes in diet, exercise, and mental health were key.
By sharing their story, the reader gets a glimpse into life going through menopause. This honest report of your experience during menopause, combined with the latest scientific evidence to support your personal experience, is an invaluable guide.
Menopause isn't a fun topic, but Amanda manages to make you laugh with no filters and no-nonsense humor.
Before reading this book, I would have assumed that menopause was something to be survived, suffered and endured, but Amanda's book gives things a surprisingly positive twist.
She shares how she does::
- lost weight
- Improved her sleep
- Digging Depression
- Found the time and motivation to exercise
- Revised her diet
She achieved this not only to survive but also to thrive.
She also provides step-by-step instructions for you to accomplish the same thing.
While Amanda's story should give women a sense of hope and certainty about menopause, none of it is sugar-coated.
She's not trying to convince you it's just sunshine and rainbows.
Instead, the proactive, positive steps you can take are all carried out in an open, informed, and funny manner. This is an essential, informative, and fun guide to thriving through menopause.