4 mistakes most women make with hormonal imbalances.
Having worked as a Nutritionist for almost 20 years I have seen a lot!. But there is absolutely no judgement here because I would have made the same mistakes myself. The industry has changed and continues to change as new studies and information becomes available to us. This is the reason I am constantly updating my qualifications and learning from experts in the field of hormones, menstrual health and fertility(For now or the future). At the moment I am doing my hormone certification with Nicole Jardim who have been learning from over the last 7 years and it blows my mind how incredible our bodies are as Women. So let’s dive into the 4 mistakes most Women make with hormonal imbalances.
Mistake no 1..Undereating
4 mistakes most Women make when working on hormonal balance. Undereating is one of the biggest red flags I see weekly in my practise. 99% of my female clients are under eating and therefore SERIOUSLY LACKING in vital nutrients such as Zinc, magnesium, B vitamins, Iron, and copper to name just a few of the key nutrients we need to have good hormone balance, happy periods, optimised fertility and a easy perimenopause transition . This is why my Menstrual cycle syncing programme is effective in correcting these nutrient deficiency’s which have been lost through undereating, the pill, stress, over exercising to name a few reasons. You can read more about how that works here .
Mistake no 2.. Fasting
Long Fasting ..be detrimental for Women with hormonal imbalances, period issues , anxiety, fertility challenges to name a few the problems I see in my practise . When we are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalances there is some serious stress going on in the body. The last thing we want is to add in long intermittent fasting windows. That is not to say we cant do a little fasting which is fantastic for our gut, blood sugar and mood. I teach my clients how to do this safely and get the results without sacrificing their poor hormones in the process. Based on their health questionnaires I give them my recommendations on their fasting windows so they are healing not adding to their root causes.
Mistake no 3..Lack of macronutrients
These is a biggie. The lack of macro nutrients comes from the lack of calories from quality food which we saw as reason number 1. We need protein, fats, and carbohydrates to survive and thrive. Most Women are walking around malnourished meaning our body shuts down the non essential roles of survival..AKA PERIODS, OVULATION, FERTILITY, GUT FUNCTION. Basically we are walking around in a cloud most of the time. Low energy, low moods, no sex drive, poor hair and skin health, high anxiety, low confidence, lack of motivation and basically just existing. Sound familiar? In the Align & Thrive academy we learn all about the hormonal superfoods you can easily be adding in daily without sacrificing the food you enjoy.
Mistake no 4..Over exercising
Shocking you think? Unfortunately I believe were in a bit of a biology mismatch when its comes to Women and the world of today. We have this belief that we need to do the same that a man does in order to get results. Which is such BULL.. Men work on a 24 hour cycle. Women on a 28-35 day ish cycle. Logically that would mean we get results differently. As amazing as exercise is, it also acts as a stressor on the body. Working with what your hormones are doing weekly and by being clever with your exercise routine can be the biggest game changer for MY clients. In my personal trainer programmes I teach my clients how to fit what movement in during each phase so she can get results without compromising energy, time, results. Working SMARTER NOT HARDER.
So my lovely hopefully these 4 mistakes most women make with hormonal imbalances are enough to get you thinking about how you can start prioritising your hormonal health.
Remember to keep it simple and stay consistent and leave stress ful time restraints at the door. If it takes 6 months that what it takes. I mean what is the alternative to stay stuck in a life of just existing instead of living life to the full..
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