Most clients come to me undernourished and stressed AF. They are often skipping breakfast, and/or working through lunch, and then find themselves eating uncontrollably at night.
Waking up without an appetite is not a good thing 🙅🏻♀️ & drinking ☕️ on an empty stomach can cause blood sugar spikes, trigger acid reflux, increase feelings of anxiety and suppress appetite even further.
☝🏼One of the first habits to work on: eating within 30-60 min of waking by having coffee with or AFTER their meals.
This simple habit is GAME changing for energy and mood stabilization!
Most individuals think that the immune system is a separate from thyroid function, but this is not the case.
Body temperature has been shown to correlate with mortality in C-19 patients. Low basal temperature possibly indicates less thyroid immunity and reduce functionality to deal with a threat.
🤔Could this be why some of us have lost smell/taste for extended periods of time? And/or developed Paromsia?
I firmly believe that in supporting thyroid & adrenal health, increasing Whole Foods like oysters 🦪 that are rich in Zinc & selenium are crucial aspects to bringing healing.
Long periods without eating, chronic stress, Birth control all impact thyroid function. & Low thyroid hormone can also impact neurotransmitters, & cause low dopamine levels leading to a loss of motivation and willpower, compounding with other issues, such as elevated cholesterol, triglycerides and gallstones. Low thyroid hormone leads to poor digestive function, including low digestive enzymes and constipation. More of this will be covered in part II post!
Sources: Keith Littlewood BSc, PgDip, MSc Endocrinology – check out his page @tommolittlewood
It’s the time of year where committing to the “weight loss journey” and “improving our health” often begins.
So many people look to diets and detoxes to make up for all the food they ate over the holidays; unfortunately, these programs cater to the “quick fix” mentality because it’s easier to follow a 30 day detox than to improve your habits and overall lifestyle.
We are wired to look for a quick and easy solution rather than seeking long-term results.
A new diet can start off with good intentions, but can escalate quickly into an eating disorder-especially in women!
The National Eating Disorders Association reports that 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting and that 20-25% of those individuals develop eating disorders.
I was honored to be a guest on Despina’s podcast episode 91
👉Link in Bio to listen!
As you know, my message centers on shifting away from the diet mentality, over exercising, and “earning” your food, and refocusing on learning to appreciate & respect your body.
We can easily fall into the traps of the diet and fitness industry. We constantly chase perfection and the desire to alter our bodies because we live with the belief that we are not good enough. We want to be a smaller size, a smaller number on the scale. The diet industry survives and thrives if we continue to feel and think that we are not good enough, and define our success by these parameters.
Here’s what we discuss in the episode:
I share my fitness/health journey coming from a fitness/bodybuilding competition background & the health repercussions of competing Popular fitness myths How to avoid bad fitness advice How reverse dieting can be good for weight loss and for building a better relationship with food Body neutral fitness
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
Comment below your favorite takeaway. Thank you for taking the time to listen!