When you leave insulin, eicosanoids and oestrogen imbalances untreated, not only do you experience weight problems, night sweats, mood changes and sleep problems, you also set the stage for serious conditions like arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and breast cancer.
If you're a perimenopausal woman, I'm talking to you - and I hope I've got your attention now! It's time to take control of your out-of-whack hormones and manage your blood sugar, eicosanoids and hormones for a healthier, happier you in both the short and long term. Here's how.
Seven tips for balancing your hormones
#1: Don’t skip meals
Don’t skip breakfast or lunch to “save” calories for dinner. Your metabolic rate peaks and noon and slows down after that, so your body is most likely to store whatever you eat for dinner as fat
. Eat a wholesome, nutritious breakfast to kickstart your metabolism for the day ahead!
#2: Eat protein at each meal
Proteins like eggs, lean meat, fish and dairy are all fantastic options. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, your best bets when it comes to protein are whole soybeans, soy protein powder, tofu or tempeh.
Get your hormones back in sync
Whether you’re pre-menopausal, post-menopausal or in between – if you’re tired of gulping ice water, gaining weight and suffering through endless mood swings… Your life is about to change, again… This time for the better!
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#3: Cut down on refined carbs
Swap out refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, rice and sugary cereal for natural carbs that get absorbed slowly into our systems, avoiding spikes in blood sugar
levels, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans.
#4: Eat healthy fats
diet is a thing f the past. Eating healthy fats like coconut oil and avocados won’t only feed your hair, skin and nails, but also help your body burn fat and improve your brain function.
#5: Avoid whole grains
Avoid whole grains if you can, or otherwise eat them in moderation. Even if you’ve eliminated refined grains, you’ll still have problems with whole wheat, whole oat, whole rye or millet flour if you’re sensitive to carbohydrates.
#6: Load your plate with fresh fruits and veggies
Try and eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables daily. You should aim to consume five small servings per day. And remember, the more colourful your plate, the better – fruits and veggies with deep pigments are loaded with good-for-you antioxidants.
#7: Never neglect antioxidants
Antioxidants are powerful compounds that fight free radical damage, a primary cause of serious health conditions like macular degeneration
and heart disease
. The best way to get a daily dose of antioxidants is through consuming brightly coloured foods or taking a high-quality dietary supplement.
PS: Did you know that these
five healthy foods can cause a hormone imbalance?