I have people approach me almost everyday seeking my advice about losing weight, or they have started started a diet and exercise regimen, but seem to have reached a plateau in their efforts. I know the topic of weight loss is always a confusing one.
Need sleep now more than ever? If you are like most of us, then you do. We need sleep now more than ever because we were not designed to be awake for 24 hrs. each day. I know in today’s society, a lot of us try and are success at staying awake for 24 hrs. However, I am sure it came with a few consequences right?
According to a study by German researchers that was published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, women were generally found to be more creative when their levels of estrogen and luteinizing hormone increased. This may be because boosts in creativity tend to be linked to higher levels of two neurostransmitters, chemicals that assist your body in passing signals from one neuron to another.
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?