A reminder…the less you eat, the faster you slow down your metabolism.
If I could give past me some advice it would be this. Eat for fuel.
I did quite a bit of damage to my body in the past…not eating will do that to you. Unfortunately that has led to some health struggles of mine. Celiac disease, Adrenal Fatigue, Hormonal Imbalance, and a metabolism as slow as molasses.
With time I have learned some tricks to get myself back on track but every once in a whole certain things will get in the way.
Some of them….
Changes in seasons
Since all of these seem to flare up my hormones, adrenals, and thyroids, I’ve been making some changes to my diet and routine to help…And no, none of these have ANYTHING to do with restriction.
* I get in my superfoods (I use Shakeology to be sure my nutrition is on track!)
*I make sure I’m prioritizing sleep AND setting an alarm so I am up in the morning
*I drink ENOUGH water
*I get in my workouts and opt for strength over too much cardio
*I practice nutrient timing around my workouts (I eat my carbs mainly before and after workouts, to avoid excess sugar consumption)
*I cut back on caffeine, cut out alcohol, and limit sugar intake
*I try to base my diet on auto-immune ‘friendly’ foods (think meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, oils)
*I try to eat every 2-3 hours to keep my metabolism and body functioning
*I pay attention to portions using the 21 Day Fix (here’s how you can join me with this)
If you struggle with hormonal issues as well, what do you find helpful??? Feel free to share your tips below.