Posts tagged adrenal fatigue
METABOLISM AND PLATEAUS

As most of you know I have been trying to get ready for a photo shoot. The idea was to get ready by April, however, things have not been running as smooth as I'd like. In fact, the past couple of months I have had a few hurdles with my training and my results. I just want to share them with you so you can see that I too have little battles. I have been prepping for a shoot and it has not been going so well, everything is not always smooth sailing, but there is always a solution so I will keep you up to date on what I am doing each week and how it's all going.
 

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BATTLING ADRENAL FATIGUE

Part 2

In my last blog Battling Adrenal Fatigue part 1, I spoke about what adrenal fatigue was and the signs and symptoms associated with it in order to give you an idea of what to recognize and pay attention to. I know that left many of you think “well what now?” so even though I highly recommend seeking out a medical practitioner, there are some things you can take into your own hands to help reduce the stress on your body to either prevent adrenal fatigue from occurring, or to recover a little quicker if you are already battling with the disorder.

I know we are all skeptics at heart, and believe me when I say I am definitely the worst for it. I really was not convinced that simple lifestyle changes could help make a big difference but after becoming more open minded to the matter, I found that by adopting the following lifestyle changes as much as possible, have, over time made me feel a lot better. Now I realize that lifestyle is probably the most important factor in your road to recovery.

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BATTLING ADRENAL FATIGUE

Part 1

Adrenal fatigue is quite an ambiguous condition. For those of you who don't know, I suffered from a chronic case of adrenal fatigue for a few years and even though I am a million times better now, the truth remains that I am still battling hormone imbalances and trying to let my adrenals recover completely. It can take a long time to recover once you have burnt the candle at both ends, and it can be a very long and frustrating process.

I was at a point where I was in a deep hole of a hormonal and fatigue shiz storm where even something as simple as brushing my teeth before bed seemed like the biggest and most strenuous task, which took up all of my effort and energy.

Hormone imbalance and a certain level (mild or severe) adrenal fatigue can be quite common, and you don’t need to be an athlete for it to occur. So let me make you aware of what it is and the things you can do if you feel you may have this condition.

What is adrenal fatigue?

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ARE YOUR HORMONES OUT OF WHACK?

You may be trying to eat well and exercises or even follow a nutrition plan and training regime to an absolute Tee, but no matter what you do the weight just des not seem to want to budge. Instead, you find yourself getting crazy food cravings, you are frazzled, emotional, tired, stressed, even when life is peachy in other aspects.

Sound familiar? So many women complain about symptoms like this and talk about it with their girlfriends as an accepted norm, however even though symptoms are very varied, they may be an indication that there is an imbalance of hormones happening.

Hormone imbalance in women can come about for many reasons such as yo-yo dieting, lack of sleep, stress, pollutants, chemicals, poor nutrition to name a few. And in many cases (particularly from my own experience) imbalanced hormones generally go unnoticed and cause determent to your body under the radar, in many cases, doctors will dismiss any underlying issue without any diagnosis. 

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