5 Things You Can Do Every Day To Support Your Hormones
Feeling foggy or low energy? Unexplainably irritable or anxious? You can likely thank a hormonal imbalance for these icky symptoms. Hormones are tiny chemical messengers that have massive effects on our mental, physical, and emotional well being (a.k.a. they control our appetite, weight, mood, and so much more).
So if you’re feeling out of whack, or just want to get ahead of any hormonal bumps in the road on the path ahead, here are 5 simple things you can do every day to give your bod the balance it needs and your hormones it’s “happily ever after”.
1) Eat Nutrient Dense Foods That Sync To Your Cycle
It’s high time we embrace the notion that food can be your hormonal ally! During different phases of your menstrual cycle, you and your bod need different sources of fuel – so don’t be afraid to try new, nutrient-dense treats that align with your cycle phases. Experiment with recipes that include leafy greens, omega-3 rich fish, and hormone-loving seeds and nuts. Need a little cheat sheet on what to eat when? We’ve got you. Here are the foods to eat during your menstrual phase, follicular phase, ovulatory phase, and luteal phase.
2) Manage Stress Levels
Chronic stress is a huge no-no when it comes to making your hormones happy. Sneak a 15 min block into your cal for a quick meditation, breathwork practice, or mini yoga sesh to help you relax, unwind and give your hormones a little hug. P.S. Laughter truly is the best medicine – when you chuckle, your body releases feel-good hormones like oxytocin and dopamine, which can counteract the negative effects of stress hormones! So, sprinkle a little humor in for your hormones by watching an episode of your fave comedy before tucking in for the night.
3) Prioritize 7-9 Hours Of Quality Sleep
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…so don’t sleep on this one (wink wink). Having trouble catching those quality Zzzs? Try sticking to a consistent sleep schedule and creating a ~dreamy~ sleep environment. Black out curtain + sound machine = the ultimate beauty sleep duo. Pro tip: limit use of your phone (and other electronics 30 mins-1 hour before bed).
4) Add This Hormone Supporter To Your Fave Recipe
Co-created by certified hormone specialist Paige Lindgren, In Sync is a snickerdoodle-flavored hormone-supporting elixir that will level up your breakfast game! Add a scoop to your coffee, yogurt bowl, or mix it into oatmeal to give your bod it’s daily dose of Magnesium Glycinate, Vitamin B6, MCT Powder, L-Theanine, Ashwagandha, Dandelion Root Extract and so many other hormone supporting superheroes. Need some snickerdoodle recipe inspo? Try these 5 Summer-inspired snickerdoodle recipes.
5) Move Your Body
When we move our bodies, endorphins (a.k.a. the hormone version of confetti) instantly boost your mood and kick sneaky stress hormones out of the party. Regular physical activity can also help regulate estrogen levels, keeping them in check and preventing hormonal rollercoasters. So grab your tennis shoes and get moving – whether it’s for a solo dance party around the house, a new workout class you’ve been wanting to try or just a brisk walk after dinner.
Who says helping your hormones has to be so “bleh”? Explore new good-for-your-bod practices, indulge in relaxing new rituals and experiment with delicious recipes, all the while giving your body the hormonal bliss it craves!
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