Oh, those hormones. They can be like a dysfunctional family. If one hormone is dysfunctional, it can affect the function of the rest of the hormones in the family.
And nothing will make your hormones dysfunction faster than unmanaged stress. And unmanaged stress depletes the very nutrients you need to manage stress.
And when we are under a lot of stress or under chronic stress, what happens. It zaps our energy.
Look I get it. We are busy. We are the caretakers of the world. We have careers, financial responsibilities, children, aging parents and so much more.
So, what can we do?
Well we can refuse to be a victim of the stress in our lives. And we do that by choosing to manage it with a few tweaks here and there.
And once those tweaks become habit, our body will reward us by repairing. We’ll get our energy back; our metabolism will start working and we’ll start losing stubborn fat.
So the very first thing I suggest is to address nutritional imbalances, find trigger foods and heal the gut. Though this is very different for every woman, I have found this to be the forerunner to resolving weight loss resistance, hormonal imbalance symptoms and managing stress.
Then, I suggest you begin to implement easy to apply stress management tools.
The most effective stress management tool I have found is to set boundaries and ask for help. It can also the most challenging.
I find once boundaries are established within my clients bandwidth and they get help with things that don’t fit into that, their stress significantly decreases.
Then I suggest they fire their multitasker. Often we pride ourselves on our ability to multitask. Multitasking increases the stress load. When we concentrate on doing one thing at a time, instead of chopping veggies while prioritizing a to-do list in our head, the internal chatter quiets and our nervous system calms.
You don’t have to make big life changes to manage your stress or menopause symptoms.
You are an incredibly powerful woman. You have the control within you. And when you start using that control, it feels so liberating and energizing.
So that’s it for today. Next week I’ll talk about anxiety and panic attacks, so stay tuned.
Ta, ta for now,
P.S. If you feel like you need a plan of action to help you resolve weight loss resistance and tame your menopause symptoms, let’s talk. I vow to help you make that happen without any diets or giving up your lifestyle. Click here to set up a time to talk.