Are you feeling like you can’t rock your mission because you’re bloated, having hot flashes, belly fat, a fuzzy brain, or maybe you’re doing everything right and just can’t release the weight?
Can you guess what’s going on in your body? Your hormones are imbalanced and working overtime to bring you back into order.
Ask yourself what not-so-good habits are keeping you stuck in hormonal havoc. Are you eating crap, stressing out, and not giving your body the extreme self-care that it deserves?
Hormones are chemical messengers. They tell your body’s organs to communicate with each other and keep your system humming. To help you bring your body back to balance and feel fabulous everyday, here’s a little hormone 101.
Here is a list of your most important hormones and how you can create a healthier, stronger and sexier you by keeping them happy.
But first , know that you can harmonize your hormones naturally by taking baby steps with these healthy habits.
Incorporate one step a week and soon you will Build a Stronger, Sexier, Healthier You . . .
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat low glycemic foods
- Don’t smoke
- Keep your alcohol intake to less than 3 drinks per week,
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a balanced diet
- Eat a high protein breakfast
- Get enough sleep
- Spend more time outdoors, especially when exercising
- Chew your food thoroughly
- Rid your home of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol-A (BPA), found in certain plastic water bottles, the linings of canned foods, and receipts
- Cut out refined and processed sugar
- Eat monounsaturated fats from avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds to decreases belly fat
- Increase your pleasure levels. Watch a movie that touches you emotionally, dance with your partner, or pet your cat or dog.
- Reduce your stress and find more joy and pleasure in your life to heal your adrenals.
- When you need to feel happier instead of eating for comfort, listen to your favorite tune or do something that makes you really happy and gives you a dopamine rush.
To discover the root cause of your hormone imbalance and which one is making you crazy, check out the signals that your body is giving below or contact me to take my hormone quiz and schedule a consultation today.
Balanced estrogen helps to maintain your weight, regulate menstrual cycles, and keep your bones strong. Too high or too low of estrogen levels are associated with breast cancer, dementia, uterine cancer, depression, weight gain, and energy levels just to name a few.
Progesterone is a key player in your menstrual cycle. Progesterone levels rise after ovulation and prepare your uterus for a fertilized egg. When pregnancy doesn’t occur, progesterone levels drop and you get your period. Progesterone is the happy hormone and also it reduces bloat.
Cortisol is the main stress hormone is your bully hormone. Cortisol increases your heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and muscle tension in the face of danger. When your cortisol levels are high, your metabolism decreases and your health suffers.
This male sex hormone plays a role in your sex drive, bone density, and muscle strength. Low testosterone can lead to heart disease, excess hair growth, acne, and more.
Your thyroid releases two primary players, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which control your metabolism. Your metabolism controls weight, determines your energy levels, internal temperature, skin, hair, nail growth, and more.
Serotonin boosts your mood. Low levels of Serotonin may lead to depression—serotonin is also associated with learning and memory, regulating sleep, and digestion.
Ghrelin signals to your brain that it’s time to eat. Controlling ghrelin levels may be key to preventing weight gain.
Leptin is produced in your fat cells and communicates to your brain that you’ve been fed so you stop eating. It also helps your brain regulate how much energy your body burns throughout the day.
Melatonin is your sleep hormone, your brain’s tiny pineal gland produces the hormone at night to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Oxytocin the reason hugs (and cuddling and sex) feel so darn good—levels go up when we touch others.
Adrenaline is your fight or flight hormone. Chronic stress can lead to persistently high levels of adrenaline, which puts you at risk for anxiety, depression, heart disease, weight gain, and letheragy.
Are you seeing a trend? Your hormones have such an incredible life on how your body functions. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions down below!