Did you know that your hormones are heavily impacted by what you’re eating? In fact, eating well is one of the best things we can do to take care of our hormone health for life.
WHAT foods you’re eating is so important but HOW you’re consuming them is a big deal…
🌈 Eat fats and proteins with carbs. – I looovvee me some carbs and y’all KNOW I’ll always advocate that you eat all the carbs. But when we consume carbs alone or have a high-carb, low-fat, low-protein meal – it can cause an insulin spike that throws off our sex hormones, contributes to blood sugar imbalance, and impacts metabolic function.
🌈 Focus on maintenance > crash dieting – This topic gets me WORKED. UP. because I hate fad diets. Sure some diets have a time and a place – as I will always support a short-term elimination protocol to get to the bottom of food intolerances or keto for someone with epilepsy if that is what works best for them. But outside of very specific health reasons (with support from a practitioner), diets are the worst. And your hormones would agree! Inconsistent dieting, a flux in caloric intake, and the stress of it all (because who has ever actually been happy on a diet???) – have been shown to contribute to issues with insulin, cortisol, and therefore impact sex hormones as well. Focus on maintenance. Listen to your body and learn how to work with it, not against it! And you can start with this by just consistently eating 3 meals per day and paying attention to how you feel around those meals.
🌈 Be consistent – Eat consistently. Try not to skip meals. And even if you don’t notice any improvements within the first week of practicing the 2 steps above, stick. with. it. It takes time to create new habits and to heal the body. You’ve got this queen 👏🏼👑
This is the magic that I teach inside of Hormone Happy Eats – my self-paced nutrition course that educates you about how to support your hormones through food. Grab your copy here >> Hormone Happy Eats!
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.