10 Simple Ways To Balance Hormones During Perimenopause

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12 Ways to rebalance your hormones

Eating the right food

What we eat influences the hormone functions in our bodies.  The fat and fiber contents of our diets do affect our hormone function.  Eating fiber in your diet binds to estrogen in the small intestine helping to balance our hormone levels


As we get older some of us just can’t be bothered to exercise, quite happy to sit on the couch.  I’m guilty of this myself sometimes.  But the benefits outweigh everything else.  Our muscles stay strong making it easier to get out of the chair or tie up your shoe laces.  So good for mental health, heart health, keeping our muscles toned, allows for better movement, and helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Going for a walk is better than eating chocolate.  Give it a try and let me know how you feel in the comments below.

Stop eating sugar and refined carbs

Stop eating junk food, processed foods, fizzy drinks, energy drinks, and sweats.  All of these types of foods play havoc on your hormones especially if you are trying to get pregnant or going through menopause.  Sugar increases the amount of insulin we have in our bodies too much is not healthy and creates a lot of belly fat.

Manage your stress – flight and fight mode

Stress is a huge factor when trying to balance your hormones.  Make sure your take time out for yourself!!!  Go for a walk in the fresh air.  Talked to your friend’s text messages don’t count. Nothing like a good laugh out loud to help reduce stress.  Watch something funny that makes you laugh.  When you laugh it helps take away some of the stress.

Stress has a huge impact on your kidney energy according to Chinese medicine.  When we go into flight and fight mode it’s okay but what is important is to turn it off again.  Leave a comment below and let me know how you turn off your flight and fight.

Eat healthy fats

Healthy fats are all about the heart.  The benefits are huge they lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, help reduce cravings and reduce the risk of diabetes.   Omega-3 fatty acids can help fight inflammation.  Make sure you add food like avocados, nuts, chia seeds, coconut oil, and fatty fish to your diet.

Don’t eat too much or too little

Don’t overfill your plate and make sure you eat so you feel that you are 80% full.  This is a real key to longevity.  To help the way you look on the inside as well as the outside.  Eat at regular times this helps regulate your blood sugar levels

Start drinking green tea

Green tea is full of antioxidants good to fight off free radicals that attack your cells.  Good for brain health and helps diabetes.  Also, help burn fat.  Taste good too.

Fatty fish

Fatty fish are full of omega-3 acids and have anti-inflammatory properties.   Helps reduce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin.  This improves your skin tone, that is something we all want as we age.  Add salmon and mackerel to your diet.

High-quality Sleep

You can’t beat a good night’s sleep you need between 7 – 8 hours of undisturbed sleep.  Did you know during your sleep your body stores all the things it needs?  Sleep rebalances hormones and resets your body ready for the new day.  If you don’t get enough sleep you are always playing catch up.

Sugar drinks

Stop drinking fizzy and energy drinks.  If you love a bit of sparkle in your drink have fizzy water and add some orange juice or squeeze some lime or lemon in your water.  Get a soda stream to add sparkle to your water.

Start eating a lot of fiber in your diet

Fiber doesn’t get digested in the stomach it goes straight into your intestine and it feeds the friendly gut bacteria.  Helps lower blood sugar levels and fight constipation.

Lots of yummy food choices to add to your diet are pears, avocado, strawberries, apple carrots, beetroot, broccoli, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, and quinoa, oats, and popcorn.

Love Lucy


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