Food Friday – Balance Your Hormones

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Balance Your Hormones
Did you know that a hormone imbalance causes weight gain and can decrease your chances of getting fit?

5 Ways to balance your hormones:

1. Get in your healthy fats! Eat things like coconut oil, organic butter and avocado.

2. Get the proper amount of sleep. Adults needs 7 – 9 hours a night.

3. Avoid Toxins! Stay away from pesticides and chemical. Try to go organic.

4. Avoid simple starches, refined foods, sugars and fructose.

5. Supplement properly! Go to flaviliciousfitness.com to find the best supplements to be taking.

 







Comments

  1. Deniza says:

    Hi Flavia,
    just have a little question for you. In these last couple of months I’ve been following your workouts very consitently, I workout 3-4 times a week. I mostly like full body workouts, but sometimes I feel like doing splits too, so that varies. Now I have gained quiet a bit of muscle, my thighs got bigger, but leaner, my waist has shrunk, my abs start to show themselves and my glutes grew about 2 inches too. I am also really watching my diet, eating everything organic, a lot of protein, veggies, fruits, healthy fats and now I have cut out bread completely. But I have also gained 3kg! That’s good news for me, because I was too thin. However, when I try to calculate my body fat percentage on calculators in the internet, some say 17%, some say 25 or even 34%! That confuses me. My belly is flatter than it was when I was weighing 10kg less and it’s the visceral fat that is unhealthy, so I must have lost fat not gained fat right? I also do HIIT for 10 min after weight training (jump squats/mountain climbers/kettlebell swing).
    What are your thoughts on this? Maybe I shouldn’t weigh myself and just look in the mirror? :) My main goals are to gain strength especially in my upper back and glutes. I also have to eat a lot not to lose weight/ to gain muscle.. Thank you for reading all this :D

    • Anna says:

      Hi Deniza,
      You are doing a great job and have made fantastic progress! Monitoring your progress by looking in the mirror, taking pictures, and how you feel is absolutely the best way. The scale does not determine whether you gained muscle or fat so it can be misleading. Most digital calculators are way off and the ones on the internet still are not very accurate.
      You are doing a great job! Just keep doing what you’re doing :)
      All the best!
      Anna, CPT, FF Specialist

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