Period life hacks – do you think you have to deal with PMS every month? We’re taught that PMS is some sort of a deficiency and that’s completely normal. Like an Advil deficiency or something. At least that’s how many girls “deal” with their PMS. Instead of being taught that PMS is actually our bodies telling us that something is out of balance, most likely due to stress and nutrition, we’re taught to just take a pill to fix it. You can actually lessen your PMS symptoms with these following period life hacks. PMS is an imbalanced ratio of progesterone and estrogen. This imbalance is typically caused by stress, diet, poor detoxification, and environmental toxins. So what period life hacks will help balance those hormones?
Period life hacks #1
Nutrition – keep your blood sugar stable, because constant blood sugar spikes and crashed are no good for your hormones. Eating a diet that includes a healthy amount of carbs, fats, and proteins will keep your blood sugar stable and that alleviates mood swings and therefore decrease your PMS symptoms. Start your day with foods that are high in protein and fats, eat slowly and in a peaceful environment. We’re always on a go-go-go mode and eating fast and in a stressful way, cause blood sugar spikes due to the stress.
Period life hacks #2
Exercise – move in a way that’s RIGHT FOR YOU. Intense/inappropriate exercise for your body can cause your hormones to get off balance. I have a video (period life hacks) on how to exercise smart and right for your own body. But basically it comes down to asking yourself if the exercising you’re doing feels good physically and mentally. If it doesn’t then it’s time to change things up.
Period life hacks #3
Sleep – some of the many things that happen when you’re getting a good restorative sleep are; balancing hormones, repairing your body, detoxifies your body adjust blood sugar levels and so much more. I talk about sleep a ton, because I believe it’s one of the best things you can do for your health. That’s why I’ve made a free sleep sheet so you can start getting good quality sleep every night.
Period life hacks #4
Stress/lifestyle – all the above mentioned period life hacks are forms of stress if you don’t work on them. For example under eating, over exercising and not sleeping well can cause stress on the body. Consider developing a self care routine, that helps manage your daily stress. Maybe you could commit to mediating 10 minutes every day. Maybe you could take a hot epsom salt bath to relax your body and mind, and also relieve PMS symptoms at the same time.
I’d love to know which of these four period life hacks will you start working on? Maybe you’re already incorporating one or more of them and need to work on one more thing? Share with me in the comments below!
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