Feeling Fatigued After Exercise...
Feeling fatigued (to the point I felt like I needed to take a nap) after exercising was common for me. I thought it was a good sign. Like it meant that I was training super hard.🤷 But you shouldn't be feeling burnt out after exercising. . You should have energy and feel great after working out, but I felt the absolute opposite. I felt like 💩
Intermittent Fasting and PCOS
🙅Fasting is a stressor. 👉Not eating for many hours decreases our glycogen stores. Adrenaline is secreted to release more glycogen (as long as it's available) but also releasing fatty acids, when fat is broken down. But as most of our diets have been chronically high in PUFAs these are released into the bloodstream during stress. Cortisol increases to break down tissue, like muscle, thymus gland, to make glucose.
Is HIIT Good For PCOS?
There have been a few studies showing how HIIT can be really beneficial for PCOS. The reason it is popular in the PCOS community is because HIIT uses lots of glucose during the intense intervals and therefore, glucose levels in your muscles change. Insulin becomes active again during the rest period and helps deliver glucose back to the muscles to be used as energy. But does that mean HIIT is best for PCOS?
Celebrities With PCOS and How They Beat It
PCOS does not discriminate. There are many celebrities with PCOS, who have been left battling for their health and happiness. I know PCOS can make you feel lonely, angry and sad all at once. But it shouldn't. You are not alone and you shouldn't let your PCOS diagnosis take away from who you are. I share with you the stories of glamorous and powerful celebrities who have PCOS and how they beat their PCOS and pregnancy struggles.
Best Time To Exercise
When I say in the morning I mean after breakfast (exercise an hour or so after you have eaten something). Afternoon workouts are great because this is when our body temperature and pulse rate are high (light exposure improves the metabolic rate). During this time we are more resilient to stress. ⚠️Exercising in the evening/night time impacts our circadian rhythm. As it gets dark, our body temperature and pulse rate begin to lower because darkness has anti-metabolic effects (opposite to…
An Ideal Healthy Resting Heart Rate (RHR)
Many of us associate a low pulse rate of like 40 or 50 to be healthy. We assume that because athletic people have a low pulse rate that this is what we should be striving for and that this is healthy. . But here's the thing. Having a low bpm and being fit, doesn't necessarily mean healthy.
At some point we have all strived to achieve the 'perfect body'. . I will admit that I thought that having abs was the ultimate health goal. . But let's be real. . These numbers are not the be-all and end-all. You are not these numbers and your life has more meaning than how much you weigh, whether you have abs, what your body fat % is or what your BMI is. . 🙅These numbers are not always a true sign of health.
When I finally learnt what my 'healthy lifestyle' was doing to my body
There are so many nutrition and fitness beliefs/approaches that claim to be the key to health. When in reality the vast majority of these things are just doing our bodies more harm than good. The problem is that we often don't realise it until months and even years have passed. You could be following intermittent fasting or a low carb diet and feel fine. But our health deteriorates gradually. Because our body has learnt to survive and create energy through alternative but more stressful…
PCOS AND COFFEE: Should You Avoid It?
PCOS and coffee is a popular topic in the community. Many women want to know if avoiding their hot cup of coffee is necessary for hormonal balance and reversing PCOS. In this video, you will find if you should avoid coffee for your PCOS.
🍎🍌Is Fruit Bad for PCOS?🤷♀️
Fruit does not have to be avoided if you have PCOS. Fruits contain fiber, vitamins and minerals that are great for PCOS. ✅Fructose is more thermogenic than glucose. ✅Fructose enters the cells without the assistance of insulin and can be used as energy. . 👉And if you are concerned about the fructose found in fruit, well, you could never really eat enough fruit for it to be harmful.
Things I Did To Overcome My Eating Disorder
Things to do to Overcome an Eating Disorder 👉Throw away all scales! (pretty much the first thing to do) 👉Seek support from an expert. Don't go through this alone. 👉Unfollow accounts of social media that are making you feel good and are triggering 👉Be patient- I wish I could say the road to recovery is easy but it isn't. There are ups and downs. But you need to push through and remind yourself why you want to break out of this mindset and put an end to the disordered eating habits💛
Ways to Lower Estrogen Levels
Estrogen isn't a 'bad' hormone, but when the body isn't functioning optimally, estrogen can accumulate and this excess amount is a problem. ⚠️Excess estrogen has been shown to steal oxygen from mitochondria, shifting patterns of growth and adaptation. High levels of estrogen has been linked to aging, accelerated accumulation of age pigment, degenerative changes in various organs, impaired fertility, PMS, hair loss, endometriosis, PCOS, impaired thyroid function, increased permeability of the…
How long should I exercise if I am trying to heal my hormones, PCOS and metabolism?
When the heart gets pumping during exercise, the body burns glucose in the bloodstream for energy. Now, this supply only lasts for about 30-45 minutes. After that your body needs to find a replacement to keep energy levels up. After about an hour of exercise, cortisol levels increase and stay elevated until you have finished your workout. Elevated cortisol is very catabolic. ➡️ So once your glycogen stores are empty, it turns to stored fat but also tissues like muscle and organs.
Do You Need To Avoid Dairy For PCOS?
Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt, are a staple in many people's diets. But can these foods we love so much be making our PCOS worse? Dairy and PCOS is a popular topic in the community. Many women want to know if avoiding dairy is necessary for hormonal balance and reversing PCOS.
When they say 'Just Lose Weight' for PCOS
Weight gain and difficulty losing weight is a symptom of PCOS and the hormone imbalance. It is not the cause. 🙅 Focus on getting to the root cause of your PCOS. Once you have established your type, you are able to create the right treatment approach for you and your PCOS. You will lose weight once you address the cause of your hormone imbalance.
Resistance Band PCOS Workout
💪Quick resistance band workout for you all! . Switch up your PCOS workouts. You don't always need to have fancy equipment. 👉Simple resistance bands can do the job and help you have a great workout. . Give it a go and let me know what you think!👇