HORMONES. FREAKING HORMONES.
Having a baby then approaching 30! Hormones are a hot topic for me.
After having a baby, your hormones and thyroid can be all out of wack which makes it hard to drop weight. Most people are aware that hormones are all over the place after giving birth but most women don’t know that they usually go hypothyroid after a baby. It can last 6-12 months.
Even if you haven’t had a baby, these are two extremely common things that women struggle with so I wanted to give you some tips on how to balance your body back out.
With that being said…I always recommend going to a wellness clinic or your doctor for a blood test to see where your levels are at. That will save you time and money while balancing your beautiful body back out.
Going through my postpartum journey was a challenge because of lack of sleep.
McKenzie would wake up every 30 minutes and it was miserable (but worth it) I was struggling to get in a decent workout because how drained I was.
So instead of stressing my workouts, I focused on foods and supplements to balance out. Knowing my thyroid would be hypo after giving birth (up to 6-12 months) I knew what foods to avoid and which ones I needed more of. That played a huge part in my weight loss journey. I had dropped more weight than I have ever done before in my life. During pregnancy, I gained 42lbs and within 8 weeks after giving birth, I dropped 54lbs.
Oh and a year later… I still have maintained it.
Here are some things I did to help balance out my hormones!
What to avoid…
- Replace carbs with healthy fats. I know, I always preach balance but when your hormones need balanced, we have to do an adjustment for a bit then go back to balanced diet when hormones are balanced out.
- Limit Caffeine and alcohol. I would try switching out coffee for tea. I went from vanilla lattes to iced matcha lattes. They are yummy, help keep you fuller longer thanks to the release of CCK. I use this company, Pique Tea click here to check them out because it mixes so easy with almond milk.
- Limit processed sugar
- Too much cardio
What to increase…
- Healthy fats
- Make sure you are getting enough sleep (sometimes hard with a newborn)
- Lifting weights
- Yoni care. I am late to the game on this one which I am so bummed out about because I feel it would have sped up my recovery but oh well! haha I am sharing it with you to make sure you aren’t late to the game! I am hooked on the steam, pearls and oil. After having McKenzie I didn’t get a period for almost a year. Little did I know, scar tissue could be built up and be the reason, I wasn’t getting it so this is truly healing from the inside. I used the pearls to help remove built up scar tissue and now I am back to having a healthy period which feels like a miracle. You can order your Yoni care here. Use discount code “TANA”
Supplements to Help:
- Vitamin B,C, D and E
- Omega 6
Once again, I am not a doctor so I always recommend blood work, hearing what your doctor has to say and instead of jumping on medication asap, I would ask if your doctor is open to using a natural way to balance your beautiful body back out. If you need help balancing out your hormones, let’s jump on a call and see if I can help you. Book your call here. Hurry spots go quickly.