Ladies: It's Not Just Hormones, It's Your Diet
Ladies, you know the telltales signs all too well. Stomach cramps, bloating, changes in mood, fatigue, headaches, trouble sleeping, and more. You might think there’s nothing you can do about it, but that’s not entirely true.
It’s no secret hormones have an impact on your mood, weight, sleep habits, and digestion. But hormones aren’t entirely left up to Mother Nature to control. In fact, what you eat can have a direct impact on hormonal balances and how you feel.
The next time you get that “something’s not normal” feeling, take a closer look at your diet. You should be eating lots of fruits and vegetables, along with other healthy foods like lean meats, fish, legumes, low-fat dairy or soy products, nuts and seeds, and plenty of water.
If you’re not, what are you eating? Here’s a wild guess, too many sugary foods and refined carbohydrates. If you’re highly active, your body will be able to turn much of the glucose in your diet into glycogen and use it for energy. But probably not all of it.
And it can wreak havoc on your hormones, lead to weight gain, cravings for more sugary foods, and a cycle that’s hard to break.
What can you do about it? Cutting back on carbs can have a big impact on fluctuations in energy levels, weight management, and hormone balances. Your body uses carbs for energy, but you don’t need a massive amount like you might get from a pancake breakfast topped with syrup. Eventually carbs and excess glucose you don’t use for energy gets stored as fat.
Fortunately, it’s not that hard to make the switch to eating a low-carb diet. Lots of restaurants have low-carb options. You can restock your kitchen to reflect this way of eating. Or you can let us handle the heavy lifting and go Low-Carb with our selection of healthy meals made from fresh ingredients that are all under 25 grams of carbohydrates per serving.