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4 Ways to Start Nourishing Your Hormones NOW!

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4 Ways to Start Nourishing Your Hormones NOW!

Alright ladies,

If you’re dealing with signs of an hormonal imbalance like acne, painful period cramps, bloating, irritability, mood swings, hair loss, fatigue, etc, you are probably looking for ways to start improving your hormonal health NOW, not later.

So I am going to share 4 things you can start doing TODAY to start nourishing your hormones and improving your symptoms!

1. Stop Skipping Breakfast

I know you’ve probably heard me say this before but studies have now shown that skipping breakfast leads to an increase in PMS, dysmenorrhea, insulin resistance, decreased metabolism, and menstrual cycle/hormonal disruptions

This is because after sleeping, the first meal you eat is literally breaking a fasted state. The way in which you break this fast determines your metabolic and hormonal health for the next 36 hours.

A hormone-nourishing breakfast ideally includes: protein + healthy fat + fiber

See this instagram post for some hormone-nourishing breakfast ideas!

2. Decrease consumption of added sugars to under 25g per day 

This does NOT include natural sugars found in whole foods like fruits, starchy vegetables, etc. I’m talking about sugar that is quite simply ADDED to foods, mainly found in packaged and processed foods. 

Studies have linked higher sugar consumption to heavier periods, acne, digestive issues, insulin resistance, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, and infertility. 

By cutting out these added sugars you’re doing your hormones & metabolism a huge favor. 

This info is from this instagram post! If you aren’t following me instagram, then what are you waiting for!?

3. Stop/limit consuming hydrogenated oils.

Hydrogenated oils are man-made oils that were created to increase foods shelf life. Studies are now finding that hydrogenated oils can increase  inflammatory markers and oxidative stress. Both of which can negatively impact hormonal health.

Hydrogenated oils sneak their way into many packaged and processed foods, however, some are still using them to cook. 

Hydrogenated oils include: canola oil, sunflower oil, margarine, soybean oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, vegetable oil

Instead focus on products and start cooking with healthy oils such as: coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, extra virgin olive oil (better for low heat cooking or as a dressing), and avocado oil

This info is from this instagram post! If you aren’t following me instagram, then what are you waiting for!?

4. Get Serious About Moving 30 Minutes Per Day

Movement reduces inflammation, improves PMS, increases your metabolism, improves insulin sensitivity, improves PCOS and fertility, and is all around one of the best ways to support  your hormones and body. 

Movement can be in the form of walking, stretching, pilates, weight lifting, dancing- really just anything that gets you MOVING!

Try finding a form of movement that you truly enjoy this year! 

Some of my favorite ways to move is through pilates and weight lifting.

Some home workouts on youtube I’ve enjoyed are Boho Beautiful and Growinganannas

I hope these tips help you on your journey to healthy, happy hormones!

p.s I am now accepting 1:1 clients! If you’re struggling with painful periods, PCOS, infertility, or any other symptoms of a hormonal imbalance then this is for you! 

You can book a Free Discovery Call HERE!

p.p.s Don’t know if you have a hormonal imbalance? Check out this post and this post!

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