158 | What They Don't Tell You About Menopause: Intermittent Fasting and More w/ Laurie Lewis

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This episode is NOT just for women! Guys, let's start learning how to support the females in our lives through this life-changing experience: menopause.

Join us on the Make Room Show today as we dive into the topic of menopause and overall health with our guest, Laurie Lewis. For this health coach, menopause dealt a crushing blow -- brain fog, pain, 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 struggling for years she suddenly stumbled upon Intermittent Fasting which turned the course of her life. She started having an “eating window” that very same day, and in less than a week the menopausal fog lifted and she felt more like herself. Laurie restored her health and comfortable weight, and at 60-years old has changed thousands of lives around the world through her group programs, 1:1 personal coaching sessions, and is recognized as the go-to Intermittent Fasting expert.

Talking points:

1. Laurie's personal journey and how she discovered the importance of fueling her body well, eventually becoming a health coach.

2. "Not-foods"

3. Laurie's experience of entering perimenopause and how it affected her physical and mental well-being.

4. Her discovery of the power of intermittent fasting in balancing hormones, reducing inflammation, and promoting mental clarity.


In this conversation, Laurie emphasizes that intermittent fasting is not a one-size-fits-all approach. She encourages a gentle and consistent approach tailored to individual needs, lifestyle, and goals. She also addresses the misconception that menopause is an inevitable decline and highlights the possibility of feeling healthier and more vibrant during this phase of life.

Join us as we delve into the physical and emotional benefits of intermittent fasting during perimenopause and explore how this practice can empower women to take control of their health. Whether you're already familiar with intermittent fasting or curious about its potential, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tips to make room for clarity and health in your life.


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About your host, Jennifer Ford Berry: Jennifer is the host of the Making Room podcast (formerly The 29 Minute Mom podcast) and the founder of the Created Order Neighborhood, an online community of women who want to live a life of order and purpose. She is the author of five books, including the Organize Now! series and her latest, Make Room. Jennifer was previously the regular organizing expert on the TV show Winging It, Buffalo Style. , and has appeared as a guest expert on several television and radio shows, as well as in national magazines and newspapers. Jennifer lives in western New York with her husband and two children. She works both hands-on and virtually with her clients to help them eliminate clutter and live their dreams.

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