I get it.
I’ve been told…
“Fasting is good for you + helps with weight loss + hormonal imbalances”
“Cruciferous veggies everyday will help with estrogen”
“Seed cycling is a great tool to regulate hormones”
“Plant based eating is necessary if you want to feel better, ditch red meat and dairy, it’s inflammatory”
“Low carb will help with your insulin resistance and weight loss goals”
“Work out as much as possible! Oh and make sure it’s fasted in the morning to burn what you ate the night prior”
“Maybe you should try eating 1200 calories a day, you will def lose weight and feel great”
WHAT DA FUCK.
After many trials + errors I realized none of this shit was working and if anything I felt worse. Who’s been there?
Animal foods are far superior to plant foods when it comes to nutrient density. Most plants are estrogenic, depleted of nutrients, heavy metal ridden and contain anti-nutrients. When it comes to hormonal health, it’s all about minerals and nutrients.
Low carb diets only make you more insulin resistant and does not fix the problem of why glucose can’t get into your cells in the first place. And nobody tells you after you are fed up with your unsustainable low carb diet and try to come out of it you will continue to be insulin resistant until you figure out WHY.
Seeds used in seed cycling (sunflower, flax, pumpkin) are PUFAs, they are already denatured by the time they get to store shelves, create oxidative stress + a toxic storm in your 98 degree body. Why in the F are we adding more fuel to the already estrogen dominant fire? Add some toxic makeup, skincare, cleaning products, etc.. and BOOM.
Fasting in the morning? Fasted workouts? Sure why not continue kindling that hormonal shit storm fire. Fasting as a woman + especially fasted workouts are extremely stressful on the body. What is the root cause to almost all hormonal woes? STRESS.
Cruciferous veggies! PILE THEM UP! 3x per day, docs orders! I’m totally down for thyroid induced coma!
1200 calories, sure I’l try it! Let’s see if I can get my already sluggish metabolism just a little bit more sluggish. I think that will solve my problems, but hey I’l be skinny!
Okay, you get the gist. ✌🏼