Today I’m sharing six signs your hormones are out of whack and what you can do about it!
Your hormones regulate everything that happens in your body. When they are balanced they all work together like a team, but when something is off communication starts to slows down. This is when your body will start to send you signals to help you pay more attention. Often, we dismiss these signals because we are busy, we don’t notice they are occurring as often, or we might be a bit hesitant to discover the truth behind the signals.
These signals are important because they can help you recognize that your hormones are out of whack. You just have to know what you’re looking for, so you can add in the right foods to help support those hormones.
Here are six signs your body will give you to let you know that your hormones are out of whack.
You’re Not Sleeping Well And Are Exhausted All The Time
With the number of activities we try to cram into the day, it’s no wonder our brains are wired to be awake even when we are sleeping. Not sleeping well can happen for many reasons, and we often blame our long to-do list which does impact your sleep, but the underlying issue is a hormonal imbalance. If you are constantly exhausted even after getting eight hours of sleep chat with your doctor and have them test your thyroid. Please don’t overlook your exhaustion!
At the same time it’s important to create the ideal sleeping space to help you get more zzzz’s! Try dark curtains or a sleep mask, set the room to 65 degrees, turn off of electronics at least an hour before going to bed, and leave the phone out of the bedroom. It might also be helpful to keep your dog and children out of the bed if they disrupt your sleep. This is something I’m working on with our dog!
You’re Hungry ALL the time
It’s not about will power, if your hormones are out of whack you will have intense cravings or feel hungry all of the time. The two hormones that help us regulate our hunger levels are ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin tells your brain that you’re hungry and leptin tells your brain you’re full. But when these two hormones get out of sync, you won’t be able to tell when you’ve had enough to eat. It must be helpful to start with a sugar detox to see if this helps! Check labels of everything in your fridge and cabinets, look for anything that ends in -0se or ol as these are sugars, as well as other sugars.
You are Bloated Often
Bloating is not something you should have to deal with, yet so many of us are experiencing bloating on a daily basis. You might not even know that you are bloated, because this has been your way of being for SO long. You may also be going to the bathroom too frequently or not at all. We must first day a look at your diet to see if we can add anything to it to help improve your digestion as gut health is one of the most important steps to take to help improve your hormonal health.
You Are Gaining Weight And Haven’t Changed Your Diet
Our hormone friend estrogen must be balanced in order to keep our waistline happy. When we have too much estrogen we gain weight even when we haven’t changed our diet our our exercise habit. High estrogen can also affect our mood, our cycle and can cause breast tenderness. Estrogen dominance is very common especially if you have PCOS.
You’re Breaking Out Like A Teenager!
Yes, we both thought those days of breakouts left us behind back in middle school, but maybe you are breaking out more than ever before. You’ve guessed it, hormones are to blame. All breakouts are hormone related and acne is a sign that your gut needs some help! I always have my clients look at what’s on their plate first to see if they have any food sensitivities. I often see that when my clients reduce the amount of dairy and sugar in their diets their breakouts start to disappear. Sometimes this isn’t enough, and we must work on creating more hormonal balance. Trust me, all of the creams in the world won’t fix adult acne. We must get to the root cause of the breakouts in order to stop them and have clearer skin.
Your Cycle Is All Over The Place
Perhaps you used to have a 28 day cycle and now it’s anywhere from 24-40 days, plus your period is heavier than before or only lasts one to two days and is super light. When your cycle starts to become irregular it’s a BIG sign that your hormones are out of whack. I suggest starting to track your period now to see if there is a pattern and then start supporting your hormones with specific foods, not the birth control pill, which might cause more issues down the road. I have a complete protocol that you can use to support your body without using the pill.
You might be experiencing other hormonal imbalance such as mood swings, missing libido and lack of energy. These are all signs that we must support your body by focusing on hormone supporting foods, improving your digestion, supporting your liver and reducing your exposure to toxins. We can also add in supplements to help nourish your body. Once your hormones are fully supported, you will start to feel like you again! You can also see how women I’ve worked with have been able to get their hormones back to balance.
I’m here to support you!
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- Join me for a free 45 minute consultation to discover the underlying cause of your hormone issues and ways to support your health
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