We are going to do a quick and easy self check to find out how exhausted you are.
Answer the following five questions
💥 How is your mood?
💥 How often do you come down with a cold?
💥If you are still of childbearing age, how regular is your period?
💥How often do you have trouble with your bowels?
💥How good is your energy?
Aim to fill your daily diet with fibrous foods such as potatoes, ginger, beans, yoghurt, cottage cheese etc. Because they nourish and raise the levels of good gut bacteria. Look out for SUPER FOODS such as coconut, apple, vinegar, tumeric, raisins, banana and spinach.
Also add fibre rich vegetables to your diet such as asparagus, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage because they have a tremendous impact on your gut and hormone levels.
No Coffee Past Midday
Excessive caffeine slows down your thyroid and raises your cortisol. It aggravates gut disorders and acid reflux. When you are actively trying to fix your inflammation levels, gut and hormones, try reduced or zero caffeine.
Avoid caffeine intake after noon because it can interfere with your circadian rhythm. Drink alcohol moderately, three drinks a week. It's a great way to enjoy wine without wrecking your hormones.
Go Easy On The Exercise
When you are living a stressful lifestlye and you are pushing yourself everyday to the limit through exercise, it can lower your thyroid function and increase cortisol production and inflammation. Go easy on long cardio sessions and try yoga or any gentler exercise.
Time Your Eating
Do you know about intermittent fasting and it's health benefits? What this means is eating when your body and gut is naturally primed to deal with the process of digestion that is not late at night.
Intermittent fasting implies you to stop eating by 8pm and fast for 12 hours. You will have breakfast at 8am, lunch at midday and dinner at 6pm. If you need to shift the hours, do so but make sure not to eat too late. Try out this plan for two weeks and notice positive changes to your energy levels.
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