THE SECRET TO HOW DIETS WORK

Buckle down because I am about to blow you away with some ground breaking news here… the secret to all diets… Keto= Calorie DeficitPaleo= Calorie DeficitIntermittent Fasting= Calorie DeficitCounting Points= Calorie DeficitJuice Cleanse= Calorie DeficitIIFYM= Calorie Deficit I could keep going but I am pretty sure you get the point. Losing weight means you mustContinue reading “THE SECRET TO HOW DIETS WORK”

Long term calorie restriction

If you have been dieting forever, this graph may look familiar to something you’ve experienced before or currently experiencing. As you drop your calories (restrict the amount of food your in taking), you are also dropping your metabolic rate. When you give you body less calories, it has to slow the metabolism down so itContinue reading “Long term calorie restriction”

Was your workout good enough?

Im not drenched in sweat – so my work out wasn’t good enough… Just because you arent drenched in sweat, doesn’t mean your workout wasn’t ‘good enough’. This is such a misconception… When I was at varsity I was totally guilty of believing this. I use to think if I wasn’t doing a HIIT workout,Continue reading “Was your workout good enough?”

PCOS MANAGEMENT

Following my post on PCOS here is a short 10 point list on how to manage it: Very important to address blood sugar imbalances, insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. Focus on balanced meals consisting of healthy fats, carbs, fibre and protein – aim to have a balance at each meal, this will slow the rateContinue reading “PCOS MANAGEMENT”

STRESS & YOUR MONTHLY

If you’ve ever had a really stressful month or you’ve been following a new routine or diet (which your body perceives as “stress” because it is a stray from your normal), you might have experienced your monthly coming early or a bit late – or not even coming at all. Obviously eliminating all stress isContinue reading “STRESS & YOUR MONTHLY”

MISSING PERIOD? what does this mean

A loss of period or absence of menstruation is medically known as amenorrhea. This is a common phenomenon but it’s not normal. If your cycle length changes drastically from one month to the next, we need to determine what the root cause is. Here are some reasons why you may experience a loss of periodContinue reading “MISSING PERIOD? what does this mean”

The Fifth Vital Sign

There are 4 primary vital signs: body temp, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate. For women, your menstrual cycle can be referred to as the your fifth vital sign – YES that’s how important it is!!Having hormonal fluctuations throughout the cycle directly affects our mood, metabolism, bone health, sex drive, energy, sleep, fertility andContinue reading “The Fifth Vital Sign”

Exercise and your cycle.

How exercise can be used as a tool to support your monthly cycle. Your period and cycle should come and go with minimal interference with life. If you find yourself suffering from severe PMS, heavy bleeding, breakouts, bad cramps or intense mood swings its time to start finding what the root cause may be andContinue reading “Exercise and your cycle.”

The phases of the cycle

The menstrual cycle includes several phases. The exact timing of the phases of the cycle is a little bit different for every woman and can change over time. Cycle days (approximate) Events of the menstrual cycle Days 1-5 The first day of menstrual bleeding is considered Day 1 of the cycle.Your period can last anywhere from 3Continue reading “The phases of the cycle”