𝗙𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘𝗦 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬 ⤵️
𝟭- I used to buy into the ‘fasted workout’ craze. What I DIDN’T know was the blood sugar rollercoaster I was sending my body on. 🎢
Over-exercising and under-eating can actually 𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗬 𝗙𝗔𝗧 stores. Your liver stores up enough sugar to last 8 hours (or one night’s sleep) before it starts to burn the sugar stored in your muscles for fuel (if you have enough which most women do NOT)…
THEN your body turns to burning YOUR muscle for fuel. Yeah… so much for getting toned. #eatsomething
𝟮- I did keto several years ago thinking I was doing my body good! 😫 (***disclaimer in the right medical situation this type of diet may be necessary)
What I didn’t know is how depleting your body of carbs sends your cortisol levels THROUGH the roof (aka the stress hormone) which makes your body think something is wrong or you are in danger…
AKA 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗮𝘁, 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗿𝘂𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀, and 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗮 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗦. 🚫
Try incorporating sweet potatoes, brown rice, and other complex carbs into your day but always pair with a protein + healthy fat source to stabilize blood sugar.
𝟯- Intermittent fasting…. 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗔𝗜𝗟 on my list. It is so crazy the things we buy into! Yes, a few hours overnight of not consuming calories will help your body to digest BUT skipping breakfast is a no from me. ❌
Once again this sends your blood sugar on a roller coaster, disrupts your hormones, and increases (you guessed it) 𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗦𝗢𝗟.
Eating every 2-3 hours, within 30 minutes of waking, and a bedtime snack will help balance your sugar levels. Remember to always pair carbs (including fruits) with a 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻, 𝗳𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝘁.
𝟰- If this wasn’t me in 2018… sure I had abs but what I didn’t have? Rest, balance, a period for 2 years, healthy hormones, etc.
Your cycle means more than just your period. There are 4 phases- follicular, ovulation, luteal, and menstruation.
By coordinating your workout styles with where you are in the month hormone wise, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝗔𝗙𝗘 + you’ll be on a faster road to meeting your goals. 💪🏼
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