January is the month of guilt and regret. Especially when you try to put on your clothes to go back to work and you see that it is tight, you notice dark circles or cellulite spreads.
But don't stress. That, instead of helping you, will make you accumulate more fat, you will sleep worse and it will make it more difficult for you to return to your daily healthy diet.
Therefore, you will learn how to restore hormones after the holidays so that you recover your weight, your health and your well-being.
What happens in your hormonal system during December?
The December holidays are a real trigger to unbalance your hormones because a series of habits that are not healthy for your body and your state of mind are displayed.
Food and drink
The excess of sugars, processed flours and trans fats present in meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages with which you toast more than once, unbalance the hormone insulin.
When that happens, your cells don't detect insulin and you build up sugar in your blood, causing extreme hunger (even after eating) and fat that accumulates mostly in your abdomen.
Very salty food (Christmas ham, capers, olives, sausages and more) also cause swelling, more weight, the evil cellulite and fluid retention .
December can generate anxiety and stress, either because of the emotional burden it entails, family members who are no longer there, last-minute purchases and the organization of parties.
Well, that stress produces the hormone cortisol, which causes you to crave sweet, salty and fried food , which turn into love handles around the waist.
Staying up late for the holidays, taking advantage of the holidays to watch all the Netflix series you had pending or sleeping badly for a meal close to midnight, also increases cortisol.
It turns out that when you don't sleep well, your hunger and satiety hormones are thrown out of whack, and you tend to consume an extra 300 to 400 calories the next day and choose processed foods that are high in sugar and fat.
All of the unhealthy habits just mentioned contain harmful agents that create hormonal imbalances and alter your body's biochemistry, causing it to malfunction.
And among its consequences is the accumulation of fat, lack of energy, poor sleep, hair loss, skin spots, cellulite and much more.
How you can restore your hormones after the holidays
To restore your hormonal balance it is important that you resume your healthy lifestyle. And if you haven't installed them yet, what are you waiting for?
Consume healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fats: they are necessary to produce hormones. You can use a supplement in the correct amount (do not overdo it because it can cause a greater hormonal imbalance). You can also choose foods like:
Omega-3: oily fish (sardines, salmon, tuna...), chia seeds, flax, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, algae, free-range eggs, coconut oil and olive oil.
Omega-6: the main source is vegetable oils such as sunflower and corn oil, avocados, legumes, seeds and nuts.
Cut down on processed foods: they contain excessive amounts of omega-6s and that will make you feel worse. Not only because it prevents hormonal balance, but also because it inhibits the effects of omega-3, causing inflammation as the main consequence.
Consume infusions of adaptogenic plants and herbs: Cinnamon, basil, turmeric, sage, dandelion, sarsaparilla, ginger, maca, Ashwagandha, parsley and alfalfa are excellent for restoring hormonal balance.
Reduce your stress level: practice breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or any activity that relaxes you.
Avoid toxins: this includes both unhealthy habits and products with toxic substances such as plastic containers, food, cosmetics, cleaning products, among others.
Practice intermittent fasting: clinical studies ensure that it is a safe and effective practice to balance hormones . And it is that when you fast, your body physiologically needs to adjust hormone levels to adapt to your caloric needs. It's like resetting your body.
Do light exercise: it will help you release chemicals to improve your mood and combat the emotional effects of hormonal imbalance. Avoid intense exercise routines because they generate more stress and a lot of cortisol.
Sleep well: during sleep your body recovers and you release a large amount of hormones that help restore your body after the holidays. Improve the environment, avoid electronic equipment before bed, read a book and lower stress.
Don't overindulge in caffeine: it alters the way your brain produces hormones, plus it can increase stress hormones and disrupt your sleep cycle.
Lean on smart supplementation: Sometimes it's hard to choose the right nutrients to restore hormones after the holidays.
At Evolution Advance, we make your job easier. For that, we created the Accelerated Fat Loss Combo , a mix of supplements that address the main causes of hormonal imbalances: hunger, cravings, poor sleep, stress and excessive fat.
If you start applying these recommendations, you will be able to restore your hormones after the holidays, your body will return to normal and work in balance... Are you ready?