Perimenopause is defined as that period of time when a woman’s hormones are in transition (before her last menstrual cycle) — estimated to be anywhere between 7 to 15 years. That means that some women can be in this periomenopausal state for more than a decade!
Because we’re not taking action, I believe that many of us women stay in this perimenopausal transitional state for far longer than need be. If we were being proactive with our food, nutrition, and lifestyle choices, the symptoms wouldn’t be as problematic and disruptive as they are
The 131 Method book, by the way, outlines all the things you need to know re: nutrition and how to cope with your body changing.
It’s crucial for women to know how they can best deal with perimenopause and, in turn, learn how to minimize the discomfort this chapter often brings in one’s life.
By reducing stress, you reduce inflammation. It’s this beautiful cycle.
And how do we reduce inflammation?
Remove inflammatory foods, minimize exposure to toxins, and put down the phone! But mostly…
Work on becoming less tolerant of stressful situations.
Get rid of toxic people. Make decisions about what is stressing you out and who is stressing you out.
It’s a biological response that you need to pay attention to!
Perimenopause is going to bring a heightened state of awareness when it comes to stress. Because of which, you’ll find that you’re no longer able to tolerate BS. Just saying.
Managing your stress levels will help you live longer and with fewer negative symptoms.
Moderate to low carb intake.
The diet of most Americans is super unnatural. Like: drinking sugary sodas and sugary teas, eating processed carbohydrates (e.g., chips, crackers, and breads, sandwiches, and cereals, etc.). We were never designed to do consume these types of foods.
Sleep is going to help replenish your brain and diminish inflammation. It’s how you restore your body and take care of yourself.
Less intense long duration cardio and more lifting.
Heavy strength training is going to reduce signs of osteoporosis, weakening of the bones, and it’s going to increase muscle hypertrophy — meaning, you’re going to gain muscle. The more muscle you gain, the higher your energy, the faster your metabolism, the better you feel, and the better you look.
For so much more on this topic, including:
- When / why my doc told me I was perimenopausal
- The exact type of brain scan I got and why
- When perimenopause can start, its symptoms and side effects
- The major contributors of perimenopause
- If it’s possible to balance out progesterone and estrogen and testosterone
- What helps to produce increased amounts of testosterone and also human growth production
- Daily examples of things that impact our stress levels
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