Updated: Nov 14
WIth our constant need to “reduce” ourselves, we run the risk of under-fueling, which then leads to nutrient deficiencies.
Why Is This Important?
Our body responds to limited nutrients [not eating enough quality foods] by lowering our metabolism along with reducing thyroid and sex hormones.
When this occurs regularly, cortisol is delivered to attempt to regulate our body contributing to sluggish digestion and impaired liver detoxification.
When we are chronically underfed, our body holds on to what little we do eat which results in many downstream problems.
Weight loss slows down or even rises.
Lowers our ability to become pregnant.
Blood sugar crashes.
How do we usually address many of these issues? We eat less!!!
What’s Really Happening?
Our wonderfully made body is protecting us to funnel all available energy into our vital functions so that we remain alive - but this isn’t actually helping.
When we are not eating enough quality foods, we are slowing down our metabolism and thyroid function which leaves us chronically stressed and inflamed.
How Can This Happen?
High intensity training without any restoring days.
Sleeping less than 6 hours a night.
Low protein diet.
Lack of sun exposure.
Living fast, stressed and always busy.
Coffee for breakfast.
Eating less than 1000 calories a day.
Constant dieting for weight management.
Blood sugar spikes and drops.
Home and personal care products containing endocrine disrupters.
Let’s Become Informed.
Unfortunately there are so many voices telling you to eat less, move more for a toned and better body. This is not a great strategy and when we live this, we will begin to experience the symptoms listed above.
We are unbelievably fortunate to live in a time where information is easily available, yet we also experience frustration and confusion on how to actually eat, exercise and live well.
Let’s Make This Simple.
Eat whole real foods most of the time.
Prioritize protein consumption.
Eat your greens.
Drink filtered water - aiming for half your body weight in ounces every day.
Add a pinch of sea salt to your water to boost electrolytes.
Guard your sleep - darken the room, lower the temperature and go to bed earlier every night.
Go outside and enjoy some sunshine - walk around the block and breathe deeply.
Enjoy your family and friendships often - laugh, celebrate and find contentment in your life.
Move your body - it’s your home.
Do you need some help in moving your health forward?
I’d love to join you in creating specific ways to address your symptoms toward better health outcomes.
You can find me here: https://www.janlindquistntp.com
Thanks for reading,