1-Blood Sugar Imbalances drive too much estrogen
2-Fat-deficient diet inhibits hormone production and leads to *prostaglandin* imbalance
3-Anemia (a B12/B9/Iron deficiency) causes changes in blood flow and oxygen deficiency
4-Carbohydrate/grain rich diet depletes minerals/electrolytes/B vitamins and increase bloating
5-Over-exercising/under-eating stresses your brain/pituitary gland into improper hormone releasing patterns
6-Pelvis Stress from improper structure of surrounding musculoskeletal system
*Prostaglandins are what produces abdominal cramping and is inhibited by Omega-3 fats!*
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Most female disorders will be quickly influenced by a change to a Paleo Diet lifestyle. We suggest switching to a macro nutrient balance of 70% of diet being fat and protein based while only 30% or less being carbohydrate based. We suggest that most carbohydrates come from vegetable sources. Protein is anything with fins, feathers, feet or eggs. Healthy fats may include animal sources from grass fed grazing animals or wild caught fish. Plant fats include olives, avocado, coconut and other nut products as well.
Note: peanuts are high in prostaglandins so exclude those. Also, "quickly influenced" means a few months not a few days.
Keep It Simple Stupid -Protocol for a healthy lifestyle!
Your easy-to-follow protocol to health; reaching your ideal physique is just a by-product!
Eat every2.5-3 hours
Every meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) must contain a protein, fat, and a vegetable or fruit.
Eat twice as much vegetables as fruit.
Consume Omega 3 rich foods every day.
Drink half your weight in oz of water/day.
No Gluten, Sugar/artificial sweeteners, or Dairy.
You are allowed more veggies and such this is just an example list
Keys to Success: Desire, Discipline, Consistency, Will Power! Keep a food/workout diary to keep accountable.
Drink a full glass of water first thing in the morning, and then drink continually through-out the day.
Make breakfast your largest meal of the day, and NEVER skip a meal.
Listen to your body, when you are hungry…eat!!
Read the labels: anything with >5g sugar is OUT!
Prep prepprep, being prepared is KEY! Meal plan all your foods the day before!!
Always have an emergency snack on hand.
EXERCISE! Just do whatever you enjoy doing! It increases oxygen for energy! If you’re exhausted after you did too much. It should give you energy not make you need a nap. Same rule applied to fruit intake.
Weigh in…only allowed once a week!! Pick a day, every Sunday morning, and no more!
Sleep, and don’t stress! A sleep deprive stressed out body will NOT transform!
Example Meal Plan:
Breakfast 7Am:1/2 sweet potato, onion, bell pepper, spices and ground beef topped with 2 eggs
Snack 9:30AM: raw fruit, veggies, or epic bar
Lunch noon: 1-2 veggies, chicken/turkey, other ½ sweet tater
Dinner 6PM:1-2 cups veggies, salmon,
Bedtime Snack: egg white, cauliflower rice and aminos
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