The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 090: Intermittent Fasting and Menopause With Laurie Lewis

In this episode, Amber once again sits down with intermittent fasting coach Laurie Lewis. This time, they dive into all things menopause. This topic is so important because it is the source of so much frustration, confusion, and even shame for a lot of women.

Laurie shares her experience with menopause and encourages listeners—both men and women—to not be afraid of having these types of discussions with the people most important to them.

In fact, she says that menopause can be “a big, exciting transition as opposed to a demoralizing one” if we refuse to treat it as such.

Laurie explains that sleep, hydration, meditation, walking, yoga, and—most importantly—intermittent fasting made the biggest difference for her.

Listen in as she and Amber discuss the lesser-known benefits of intermittent fasting and why more women over 40 should consider incorporating it into their lifestyle as they traverse down the road to healing!

Key Highlights

  • From feeling like she was on top of her game in her early 40s to gaining 50 pounds in a short amount of time, Laure shares how she was forced to make major lifestyle shifts as menopause became her reality.
  • In this period of transition, it’s time to be gentle with yourself, slow down, and listen to your body.
  • It’s vital for women over 45 to manage their insulin levels, and the best way to do that is through intermittent fasting.
  • Estrogen and progesterone are in constant flux and chaos throughout perimenopause. Talk to your doctor and have your levels tested to know the next step to healing.
  • Focus on small, mindful shifts instead of the many complexities of menopause to avoid overwhelm and make real, step-by-step progress.
  • Do not treat intermittent fasting as a “diet”. The exact time you eat isn’t as important as embracing your intuition: Your body will tell you when it needs to eat, and will tell you once it’s achieved satiety.
  • Intermittent fasting can be a beautiful way to work with your body. Refer to your fasting time as your “healing hours” and your eating window as your “pleasure hours”.

Episode Resources

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Instagram: @fast_forward_wellness

Facebook: Laurie Lewis

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