I Just Want to Be Me Again
Did you get The Talk when you were a young girl? You know, the one about (shh) Your Period.
Well, there’s another change that happens to us women that’s not talked about nearly enough.
If you’re like the author, the unanticipated changes and symptoms of perimenopause have you screaming “I just want to be ME again!” Her own journey through menopause led her to research what was happening to her and to figure out how to recapture her own zest for life.
Jeanne Andrus shares her findings to help you understand what’s going on in your body as you go through the menopause cycle. She explains what the changing hormones mean to your body, your mind, and your emotions.
But she doesn’t stop there.
Andrus offers practical suggestions for simple lifestyle changes to help you:
- Understand the messages of your symptoms
- Balance your hormones
- Tame the symptoms of menopause
- Find the best diet plan for you to lose weight and feel fantastic
- Discover the right exercise program for your stage of menopause
If you want to find your way to the YOU you want to be, this book is your guide!
Menopause. Isn’t the whole thing disconcerting enough without gaining weight that you can’t seem to lose? The problem is that the hormonal changes associated with midlife make it more likely that women will gain weight, and that weight is harder to lose. What’s a woman to do?
If you’re trying to lose weight and feel thwarted by menopause, you need a game plan. Jeanne Andrus steps up to help you plan and play your best game and feel better about your body and your life.
Lighten Up! is the follow-up book to Andrus’s #1 best-seller I Just Want to Be ME Again!, which provided explanations and strategies for dealing with changes brought on by perimenopause and menopause. In Lighten Up! she combines her ten-plus years of experience as a menopausal woman, personal trainer, and health coach to work to focus on the effects of hormonal changes on weight loss, and how you can use that knowledge to create an effective personalized weight-loss plan. She’ll show you why you need a game plan that’s uniquely designed for you, and tell you how to make sure your diet is right for you.
But she doesn’t stop there. Andrus explains how to set goals for weight loss and actually reach them, by super-charging your motivation and removing internal blockers so you stick with your diet.
Your biggest win will be looking and feeling better from the very first day of your plan.
Hot flashes. Is there any more iconic symptom of menopause? More importantly, is there any more annoying symptom of menopause?
Hot flashes can be the "last straw" for many women, convincing them that something has to be done. The good news is that doesn't have to be drugs. In Chill Out! I've covered the best of the natural options for controlling and relieving hot flashes, from "in the moment" fixes to long-term solutions.
Beginning with the quick fixes, I help you figure out how to organize your life to minimize hot flashes and their impact when they do happen. I talk about night sweats and how to get a good night’s sleep by minimizing their occurrence, and then getting back to sleep.
Do you want to know why hot flashes happen and whether the drugs and the supplements are really effective? Chill Out! includes explanations about why you’d want to consider those options – and why you wouldn’t.
I’ve got natural, long-term fixes here, too. We cover the things you can change physically and the things you can change in the way you approach your life, so that you minimize the hot flashes and maximize your enjoyment of living.
If hot flashes are running your life, it’s time for you to Chill Out!
Why does thinking become so difficult when we reach that certain age?
When the changes of menopause start happening, it seems that our ability to concentrate, complete tasks, and remember simple, little, everyday things (like our own names) goes out the window.
It can feel like you're losing your mind (or at least your glasses)!
In Think Again!, Jeanne Andrus tackles "brain fog" – a term she uses for the symptoms of menopause that affect the way you think. She covers why they happen, what they feel like, and how to tell when these might be symptoms of a more serious issue.
More importantly, she covers how you can cope with these changes in your daily life, including how you can optimize your approach to brain health to make sure you can "think again" for the rest of your life.
Think Again! covers topics from choosing the right list-making software to finding out which supplements may help you think better to knowing whether or not "brain training" exercises help. Ms. Andrus uses her experience in working with women going through menopause to help you understand and manage how "the change" is changing you.