Even though I have exercised pretty much all my life, I haven't always eaten right. When I was younger, nutrition was something of a mystery to me. All I knew was what I had heard…fat was the devil! So, I avoided fat at all costs. I loaded up on pretzels and every packaged fat free product advertised in the grocery store. It didn’t matter what I ate as long as it didn’t have fat. But what I didn’t know was that I was actually loading up on carbs, calories and sugar that eventually turned to fat. What?
Jason Ferruggia is of the most knowledgeable and respected fitness guru's in the industry. Feel free to check out his website listed below, followed by my post addressing the common concern of hormone imbalances and proper remedies.
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As Jay noted, sleep is crucial for recovery, both mentally and physically. Personally, I have seen great results from supplementing with Isatest: improved sleep, quicker recover, increased stamina and additional strength gains.
How many times a day, week, month do you have clients/strangers come up to you and ask you about your nutrition? I am always surprised when I start to break down how many people I talk to about nutrition and find out those numbers range from 30-100+ a month. What advice are you giving them? Are you suggesting the Whole 30 diet? Paleo? Eating Organic? Or just marketing certain grains and vegetables that you have found work for you? Anyway you are answering this question you are helping someone else make money.
Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?
I want to talk to you about visceral fat. It is the layer of fat that lies inside your body that surrounds your vital organs. The production of excess visceral fat is linked to cortisol-the stress hormone. Where is it produced?Cortisol is produced in your adrenal gland (which sit right on top of your kidneys). What does Cortisol do?
I know what you're about to say, "It's been a while" and you are absolutely right! I have been dealing with a health issue that I had to get a hold of. After sitting here for the past few months, I have been focusing on me from the inside out.....literally. I thought, why not talk about this issue, make others aware of it and have my experience possibly help someone else along the way. First, let's talk about my symptoms.