Many women face the frustration of doing everything right in their healthy lifestyle journey and not seeing the scale budge, not even an ounce. Sometimes if you're hormones aren't in check, it doesn't matter how clean you eat or how much you workout, they're in the captains chair. I don't say that to discourage you, I say that to hopefully help you realize it's not always as cut and dry as "just do the right things."
Here's the flip side...paying attention to what triggers your hormone imbalances can help you manage them. One of the most obvious indicators of hormone change is water retention. Some other signifiers are:
These are just a few examples, but the more you pay attention to your body, the more you'll be able to tell when you hormones are off.
Here are some ways to decrease the risk of
1. Don't overdo it on the workouts
There’s a such thing as working out too hard. Working out too much can put unnecessary stress on the body and impact your hormone levels (and cause water retention) rest and recovery is so important.
2. Limit processed foods as much as you can
3. Limit dairy
4. Drink tons of water
5. Watch the sugar in drinks and snacks
Check your lables. Although something may be labeled "low fat," "high protein," or someone other food marketing gimick, check the sugar grams on the back? Is it over 10g? What’s the serving size?
6. If you drink alcohol, be mindful of how much as well as the juice or soda you mix with.
Pro tip - most bars serve sugar free redbull if you need a mixer
7. Watch the caffeine
Sometimes TOO much caffience can affect your hormone balalnce, try to use natural sources of energy to compensate for the caffeine you drink.
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