Do you suspect that your hormones are preventing you from losing weight? If so, you might be onto something! ⁠Your hormones play quite a big role in weight loss (or lack thereof). ⁠⁠ In this episode, I discuss 4 major hormonal issues that I see again and again with my female clients. LISTEN HERE⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ 🔹High Cortisol – Often caused by stress and correlates with blood sugar dysregulation. High cortisol can resolve by reducing stress…

Do you suspect that your hormones are preventing you from losing weight? If so, you are onto something… Your hormones play quite a big role in weight loss (or lack thereof). Here are 4 major hormonal issues that I see again and again with my female clients: ⁠ High Cortisol – Often caused by stress and correlates with blood sugar dysregulation. High cortisol can resolve by reducing stress and prioritizing macro-friendly (balanced) meals. Managing stress is…

Cycle syncing is NOT magic…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ But it’s helped me get results!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ MARCH 2021 ⁠⁠ weight: 147.3⁠⁠ muscle mass: 63.5⁠⁠ body fat %: 22.9⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ SEPTEMBER 2021⁠⁠ weight: 144.1⁠⁠ muscle mass: 64.8⁠⁠ body fat %: 19.7⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ I love cycle syncing because I’m fascinated by all things hormones, but it’s not a “special rainbow unicorn” when it comes to your physique goals. ⁠⁠However, you know what IS a special rainbow unicorn? ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ LISTENING…

Working out in your follicular phase In the follicular phase of your cycle, you’ll burn fat and gain lean muscle more easily. Awesome! ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Your body can more efficiently use carbohydrates for fuel, so this means you’ll experience greater energy and stamina in your workouts and recover faster. ⁠⁠🔥 ⁠⁠ Higher testosterone also helps your body build muscle more effectively. In fact, some studies have found that when you train in the follicular phase,…

Did you know it’s harder to build muscle in the luteal phase of your cycle compared to the follicular phase? Interesting, right? Ok, let’s start with the luteal phase… The luteal phase is the ‘second half’ of your cycle – from ovulation (approximately day 14 of a 28-day cycle) through the 1st day of your next period. During this time, your body experiences a considerable upsurge in estrogen and progesterone followed by a decline, which…

Common doesn’t mean normal when it comes to hormonal symptoms. Not sure what I mean? You are not alone.  So, ever gone to visit your doctor and found yourself talking about symptoms like these…⁠ Fatigue⁠ Heavy periods⁠ Headaches⁠ Brain fog⁠ Acne⁠ Bloating⁠ Weight gain⁠ Muscle loss⁠ Mood swings⁠ Insomnia ⁠ Low libido ⁠⁠ Only to have them tell you, “Oh, those are pretty common symptoms. Most women experience those at some point in their lives,…

I’ve been getting a ton of questions about how to get started with learning more about hormones and the best books to naturally balance female hormones. You guys know I love all things hormones, so I wanted to share some of my favorites. Best Books to Naturally Balance Female Hormones The first book is WomanCode, and it’s what started my hormone journey. I have done the whole hormonal birth control thing for 15+ years. I stopped taking…

Do you have hormonal imbalance? Here’s what to eat to feel better. Grab our FREE hormonal health meal plan below! Hormonal issues are always a result of dysfunction elsewhere in the body.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Remember the Titanic?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Remember how it wasn’t the part of the iceberg that was sticking out of the water that brought the great ship down, rather, it was the part of the iceberg that was below the surface?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ It was…

Ever wondered what to eat for hormonal balance? Check out my free functional foods meal plan and prep guide to support your menstrual cycle! It’s likely just the hormonal balance meal plan you’ve been looking for!  If you’ve been reading Carrots ‘N’ Cake in the more recent years, or have been hanging out with me on Instagram lately, you know that I am super fascinated with all things hormonal health. It’s one of the main…

I felt like shit and I didn’t know why. Even though I had all the indicators: crap sleep, mood swings, weight gain, brain fog, fatigue and all the reasons for it: writing a book, in the middle of an intense FDN training, one million 1:1 clients, and was crushing my soul at Orangetheory, it never occurred to me that I was suffering from high cortisol. I knew all about cortisol: a naturally occurring steroid hormone…

Sharing my personal experience with cycle synching with diet and exercise. Learn what to eat to optimize your hormones and how to exercise to best fit your hormonal cycle.

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