Hormones in our bodies as a whole affects our physical, mental, and emotional health. With modern day’s fast paced chaotic lifestyle, hormonal imbalances have become increasingly common. Usually, our endocrine glands produce the correct amount but stress, diet, and age can disrupt that. Hormones have many functions; they are responsible for complex processes such as metabolism, fertility, and growth. They also affect your immune system, sleep, and even your behavior.
Thankfully you can balance your hormones by living a healthier lifestyle and nutrient rich diet. Below I will explain some ways you can balance them out.
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When it comes to nutrition and fitness, most people see it as an all in or all out kind of deal. Unfortunately when people have that mentality they try to become extremely strict with a diet or fitness routine but forget to celebrate once in a while leading to a binge of junk food or forgetting all about exercise. If you learn to keep your routines in a healthy balance, not only will you stay on track for longer but you will also enjoy the process.
Below I will explain ways to keep balance in your nutrition and fitness routines and also some amazing celebration meals 🙂
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Years back the biggest thing you heard from dietitians or nutritionists or even just the media was to stay away from fats. The stigma used to be that all fats were bad and if you eat fats, you are going to get fat. Fortunately for individuals like myself who study nutrition we now know that this is not the case. In fact there are healthy fats that people SHOULD incorporate into their every day routine. So below I will separate what healthy fats are and what some unhealthy fats are and a brief description of why. We will also go over some benefits to incorporating healthy fats into your diet and how they can help you LOSE weight. Continue reading “FATS! GOOD OR BAD? | eatswithalex”
It comes as no surprise that there are many of us out there who sometimes feel that they want to become healthier. Unfortunately, for most, becoming healthier is linked to losing weight and losing it fast. Many people are looking for an easy quick fix to lose weight and in turn making them think that they are becoming healthier. So the online searches begin for quick and simple ways to lose weight and products to “lose up to 10 pounds in one week” start being purchased. In reality, you filling your body with these “cleanse” products and using certain diets results in you becoming LESS healthy. I cannot speak for every single fad diet and dieting product out there but most of the time if you try to stop the diet or product, you gain the weight all over again and usually 9 times out of 10, you end up heavier than when you started.
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