Tamra Judge to Menopause: I Will Beat the F–k Out of You
Her friends may be a bunch of hot messes, but not Tamra Judge.
Judge has her sh-t together, and we’re not just referring to her being the only sober, coherent one in last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
The 48-year-old reality star is co-owner of Cut Fitness with her husband, Eddie and in May she won her very first fitness competition.
“I truly believe that working out, eating well, taking your supplements, is really the key to staying young,” Judge told Entertainment Tonight.
“I’m 48 years old. I started to see just a layer of fat developing around my midsection and I was like, ‘Oh hell, no. This is not happening.’
Judge works out with trainer Mia Finnegan, who’s often seen giving her client advice on the show.
“I get up at 4:30, 5:00 in the morning,” Judge told ET, “eat a little bit, then I go work out with Mia, and we work out for about two hours, then I do an hour of cardio … [I do it] five, six days a week.”
This, she believes, is what’s helping her power through menopause.
“[Mia] fine-tuned my diet, got me lifting heavy, and put me on supplements,” Judge explained.
“My whole body composition has changed. I wish I could teach everyone going through menopause. Trust me, you don’t have to accept it, you can reverse it.”
Judge encourages women of all ages to take care of their bodies.
“It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can do it,” she said.
“I would say 80 percent of it is your diet, and for women, lifting heavy weights [is key].
“Everyone thinks, ‘I’m gonna get bulky, I’m gonna get this…’ No. When you build muscle, and you eat that extra protein, your body is burning that fat all day long.
“So girls, eat your protein all day long, and lift heavy weights!”
And don’t audition for reality tv show.