Slowing down and adrenal fatigue
Let’s talk about the art of doing nothing and that doing nothing is actually doing something.
Adrenal fatigue is a real thing and I can’t even begin to tell you the number of women that come into my practice who are running incredibly busy lives from being a mom, a wife, and a business person.
They are burning the candle from both ends, getting up early in the morning because they want to take care of themselves and get their exercise in, but then staying up late at night because they have stuff to do and they’re just trying to find that five minutes to themselves.
It is so incredibly detrimental to your health to be pushing things for years and years like that; constant go go go.
(Read about my journey with adrenal fatigue and recovery HERE).
When you spike your cortisol levels, your stress hormone levels, so high it makes it damn near impossible to lose weight. Not to mention you get symptoms like not being able to sleep properly, your hair starts to fall out, you get like a second wind in the evening, and you can have intense salt cravings.
So pay attention to some of these symptoms and check out this video from Dr. Pidutti on my youtube channel by clicking HERE.
My E.A.T! program is so important in terms of women finding their way back to center and giving themselves a base of solid nutrition to build their recovery on.
Bottom line is if you want a healthy body, if you want to get your hormone levels back into balance you have to pay attention to the type of food you’re putting into your body.
I just had I client e-mail me this morning, who’d been to her naturopath and thank goodness she went through my program because she’s going to need to make some even greater nutritional changes, but she has the knowledge now in order to just grab the bull by the horns and do what she needs to do for her to improve her health.
So going back to cortisol levels, I’ll just touch on that a little bit more.
When you’re under extreme stress, your body pumps out tons and tons of cortisol. Now extreme stress can be, from being chased by a bear to being just extreme stress of being in your life; your body doesn’t know the difference.
As it pumps out tons and tons of cortisol, over time your adrenals get so damn tired that they’re not able to produce it anymore.
That’s actually what ended up happening to me.
Now I didn’t present the way that many people do when they have high levels of cortisol, which is a lot of weight gain around the midsection, because I eat so healthy and that really is the only thing that sustained me while I was going through my recovery.
Good nutrition was one of the few things that sustained my ability to manage those high levels of stress.
Even with that, until I slowed down, paid attention to the fact that I needed to be important in my life, and recognized that things like having a nap were actually a way of giving back to myself. Cutting back on my schedule, being more present in my life and recognizing times like these where I can sit with my kids down by the pond; there’s no doing going on.
Well I’m shooting the video, but I’m really just trying to relax, enjoy the moment and recognize that this is time that I’m really feeling my soul and that’s important.
So pay attention to the symptoms that you’re having and slow down.
Slow down, I promise that your life won’t fall apart, but if you keep going at break neck speeds trying to get everything done every single day, your body will burn out and you will be in a position where you don’t have a choice but to slow down.
So if you’re trying to find your way back to you, I’ve got a challenge coming up, it’s actually a scavenger hunt for 10 days of you helping you reconnect with yourself, helping you redefine your relationship with food and your body. You can sign up and be part of it HERE!
If you’re ready to take the plunge and start changing how you think and feel about yourself, hop into my E.A.T. program; it’s open you just have to click over to my sales page HERE and you can hop in.
Jump in right now today.
So hopefully I’ll see you in the class soon, if not I’ll see you on my challenge.
Pay attention to the signs your body is giving you and take really good care of you.
Hopefully, you’ll get out this weekend and play a little bit and just relax and enjoy… oh and get some rest!
xo ~ Lisa