The best workouts to do during each phase of your cycle If you’re looking to optimize your hormones and energy levels throughout your menstrual cycle, finding the best workouts could help you perform better and progress more quickly (and with less mental stress) toward your body composition goals. Aka cycle syncing!  🔹 Menstruation (Days 1-6): Your energy is at its lowest at the start of your period. Your hormones drop in order to trigger menstruation,…

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…

How undereating affects your hormones Our brain is pretty freakin’ amazing!⁠ It’s literally designed to keep us alive no matter what. Even when you’re doing silly stuff like undereating, not sleeping enough, exercising too much, and not getting enough vitamins and minerals… all of that.⁠ Your brain detects when your caloric intake is too low. And because it wants us to stay alive, it goes into survival mode. It ramps up your cortisol to beat…

Hey guys, welcome to this next addition of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live! As always, thank you for sending in your questions, and feel free to keep them coming! I have a running list, so I picked three great ones for this week, so let’s get right to it.   [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”1CdUahv7″ upload-date=”2019-11-14T16:09:22.000Z” name=”Tips for Transitioning Off the Pill, Magic Hairspray & Affordable Workout Gear” description=”Tips for Transitioning Off the Pill, Magic Hairspray & Affordable Workout…

As you probably know by now, I’m a little nuts when it comes to health, nutrition, and hormones, including everything from seed cycling to celery juice. I’ll try just about anything once if helps improve my overall wellness. I mean, how else are you going to figure out what works for YOU? I’ve experienced a number of hormonal challenges over the years. Ughhhh. After Quinn was born, I played the oral contraceptive “game” in an attempt to…

Hi, friends! I’m so excited to share this video with you. As you know, I love talking about all things hormones! 🙂 As you might remember, I’ve had some wacky hormone stuff going on since Quinn was born nearly 4.5 years ago. I’ve worked with Kristin from Thrive by Food for several months now, and she suggested the DUTCH test to figure out what was going on with my hormones. DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive…

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.

Hi, guys! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Last week’s edition of CNC Instagram Live was a really good one with all sorts of frequently asked questions from followers. I hope you guys find the topics helpful! If you missed the 24 hour replay, here it is for your viewing pleasure!   [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”kCMKHLKJ” upload-date=”2018-07-19T19:13:41.000Z” name=”CNC Instagram Live #12″ description=”Traveling With Quinn, Hormone Health Resources & Casual Macro Tracking”]   In this episode, I chat…

Hi, guys! I’m partnering  again with Kristin from Thrive by Food, but, this time, we’re working to help balance my wacky hormones. Cliff Notes: I took hormonal birth control (the pill) for 15 years, gave birth to Quinn, and then things just weren’t right after that, so I stopped all forms of hormonal birth control about a year ago. Since then, my body has been all over the place with regard to symptoms – some…

Hi, friends! Here’s the next edition of the CNC Instagram Live series. If you missed the video last week, here it is for your viewing pleasure! [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”5goAkuhq” upload-date=”2018-06-21T01:22:14.000Z” name=”CNC Instagram Live #9″ description=”Thoughts on Whey Protein, Hormone Help & Whether We Want More Kids”] In this episode, I talk about: My thoughts on whey protein – my favorite brand is SFH (vanilla, churro, and coconut flavors). If you’re looking for a plant-based protein powder, I really like…

Hi, guys! Happy Friday! I have quite the edition of What I’m Loving Lately for you! I haven’t written one in a few weeks now, so I have all sorts of goodies and fun stuff to share with you. Let’s get right to it! Williams Sonoma Skinny Jalapeno Key Lime Margarita Mix – A friend told me about this mix, and it definitely lives up to its hype! One ounce only has 12 calories and a little goes…

Hi, guys! Happy FRIYAY! We’re off to Vermont for the weekend with some friends, and I couldn’t be more excited! Our only plans for the weekend are to eat, drink, and be merry. Woohoo! I’m also looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday. Apparently, my family has some fun surprises in store for me! 🙂 So, it’s Friday and you know what that means: It’s time for the next edition of What I’m Loving Lately!…

Hi, guys! Woah. What a whirlwind week. I feel like it was crawling by so slowly, but now it’s Friday. I feel like Wednesday and Thursday happened in a flash! Mal is on April break next week, so we’re kicking it off with a little happy hour action before we pick up Quinn from school this afternoon. We’re both heading out of town for trips to Atlanta – me this weekend, him next weekend –…

Hi, friends! I’m publishing the next edition of What I’m Loving Lately a little early this week because I haven’t shared one in a few weeks now. This one is quite the round-up of favorite products and links. I hope you enjoy it! What the Heck Should I Eat –  I just recently started this book, and I’m loving it so much! Dr. Hyman explains each food group in detail – the research, why it’s confusing, and…

This blog post is about my personal experience with seed cycling to balance hormones. For some background, please check out my blog post detailing my history with wacky hormones and why I decided to try a seed cycling protocol. If you’ve never heard of seed cycling, Kelli does an awesome job of explaining what it’s all about and how it works. My Experience with Seed Cycling to Balance Hormones Guys, I don’t even know how to…

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