Want to hear the exact formula to help you optimize your hormones so you can feel your best, live a healthy life, and achieve any physical goal you desire?
Ok here it goes …
The best way to optimize your hormones:
– eat high quality foods (lots of veggies, fruit, quality protein, healthy fats, etc.)
– don’t eat too little (fuel your body adequately based on your individual needs)
– move your body daily
– lift weights on occasion (like 2-4x/week)
– reduce stress (not dieting is a good place to start)
– sleep 7-9 hours
– remove foods that cause issues for you (could be gluten, dairy, soy, etc. Everyone is different.)
– reduce alcohol
– connect with humans you love
– develop some mindfulness practices (like journaling, meditation, breath work, sauna, grounding, etc.)
Seems pretty straight forward, right?
That’s because it is.
Look, there may be some situations where an elimination diet is necessary. Or hormone replacement therapy is the way to go. Or some additional supplementation is needed.
But why not optimize your hormones by nailing down the basics first?
Here’s a thought that may ruffle some feathers …
If you actually did what it takes to “fix” your hormones, then you’d have to find something else to blame.
It’s the same reason why many people self sabotage.
Because it keeps them in control of their failures.
It’s a known source, it’s predictable, it’s familiar.
If only I could stop self sabotaging, then I’d be exactly where I’d want to be!
If only I could optimize my hormones, then I’d be exactly where I’d want to be!
You actually can do both of those things.
But oftentimes it’s easier to hold onto those reasons (or excuses) for why you’re not successful.
It’s nice to have an external source of blame vs. looking in the mirror.
The mirror can be a scary place.
Especially a truth mirror.
I like to be a truth mirror which is why I often upset people.
I don’t do it to be mean. I do it to be helpful. But not everyone is ready and open to receiving the truth.
You may be thinking to yourself … this doesn’t make any sense … mentally, you KNOW you want to optimize your hormones and you know you want to stop sabotaging yourself.
Yes, consciously you know that.
But do your actions tell that same story?
We make decisions based on what we want most in that moment. So when you sabotage yourself, it’s often a subconscious decision that aligns with your desire to remain in a known position.
Call it certain misery.
The devil you know.
That decision likely aligns with your beliefs about yourself.
I can’t do this. I’m not capable. I’m not good enough.
You have the ability to re-write that narrative at any point in time.
Will you though?
It’s uncomfortable to step into the unknown. Vulnerability. Nakedness.
Call it the misery of uncertainty.
Most internal turmoil is created when our espoused values don’t match our values in action.
In other words, the things we say we want aren’t backed by our actions.
For example … I say I want to heal my hormones, yet I drink alcohol every weekend.
I say I want to live a healthy lifestyle, yet I sabotage my efforts when things are going well.
This cognitive dissonance creates tension and frustration.
The only way to begin to close the gap between what you say and what you do is to first acknowledge that a gap exists.
If you really cared enough about healing your hormones, you’d already be following the steps I outlined above.
Or maybe you’re just not in enough pain yet.
When the pain of staying the same is greater than the perceived pain of change … that’s when actions start to change.
It’s unfortunate. I wish we were more proactive than reactive. But such is life as a human.
The work required to bridge the gap between what you say you want and what your actions say you want is uncomfortable.
Which is why most avoid it.
And they hide behind things like … “just tell me what to eat! Tell me what workout to do! Give me a meal plan! I need more instructions on how to lose fat!”
They’ll search for the missing piece everywhere because that feels better than doing the uncomfortable work like becoming aware of their internal beliefs or creating a relationship with their future self or practicing more productive coping mechanisms.
You can continue to tap dance around the real issue …
Or you can lean in.
Are you ready to commit to helping yourself?
If you want to lean in … I’m happy to help.
This is what we do and we do it better than anyone else.
Yes, we can help you optimize your hormones. Yes, we can help you to stop sabotaging yourself. Yes, we can help you achieve the body that you desire.
Only if you are willing to commit. Willing to do things differently than you’ve done them before. And willing to be patient through the process.
If that’s you, then you’ll seek out the opportunities to work with us when they become available.
Until then …
PS – One thing I didn’t mention about hormone optimization that’s underrated is proper hydration. Not just water … I’m talking water and electrolytes. Getting in enough sodium, potassium, and magnesium is extremely important, especially in certain phases of life like perimenopause and menopause.
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