Feeling exhausted? Low on willpower?
Help! I've fallen off my program and I can't find the energy or motivation to get up! My get-up and go has got up and went! Most of us can relate to this ~ we have been there before. Does this sound familiar? First thing monday morning you tell yourself “I am doing this. Period.” Your day starts off by hitting the snooze button a few times, but you are finally able to muster up enough willpower to put your feet on the floor. Give me coffee NOW is what you are thinking! Breakfast is a home run ~ 100% on track. Plugging on throughout your day you start to lose a little steam. Usually when this happens you start justifying these feelings of fatigue. "It's monday- I am supposed to feel this way" or "I just need a pick me up". Before you realize what is happening, you have already popped the top on a caffeinated beverage and hit up the vending machine. Oh well. There is always tomorrow, right? I will just try again.
How FRUSTRATING is this cycle? You can stop the insanity now and recognize these may be signs of Adrenal Fatigue. The problem is not that you don't want this weight loss bad enough or that exhaustion is normal as we get older; rather, the culprit may be stress and exhaustion.
Do you want your energy back? How about the ability to peel yourself off the couch after you get home from work? If you answered YES, then please keep reading. It is possible!
Your adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys and are involved in the production of the hormones cortisol, DHEA, and testosterone. There are many factors that can affect adrenal function such as stress, recovery from illness, prescription drug use, and lifestyle habits; including overconsumption of caffeine, excess alcohol intake, smoking, and eating too many processed foods. The good news is that with a few balancing adjustments, you CAN directly impact your success on program and see the results you desire!
Internally, suffering from adrenal insufficiency can make you feel like you’re going crazy! Symptoms often time include: the inability to get out of bed in the morning, feeling tired after a good night’s sleep, sleep disturbances, severe lack of energy, the dreaded afternoon "crash", non-existent libido, cravings for salty foods, feeling mentally "fuzzy", and no interest in the things that you once enjoyed, just to name a few. Physically, you may feel like rapid aging has kicked in, leading to fine lines, thinning hair, loss of lean muscle mass and an increase in abdominal fat.
Relief is just a few steps away and change can start NOW! Take some action by completing the Hormone Imbalance Checklist below. Then call or visit your Center and ask your weight loss coach to review the Checklist to help determine if you are in fact falling prey to hormonal imbalance. The good news is that your weight loss coach will be able to formulate YOUR plan for success.
Download our Hormone Imbalance Checklist to see how your hormones may be impacting your weight loss.
Get adequate sleep. Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep can impact your hormones and your weight loss. We like to say “If you are not snoozing, you are not losing.”
Relax and de-stress. Ask yourself, “What activities make me feel good?” And engage in those activities. Is it a hot bubble bath? Is it reading a book? Is it taking a walk around the block listening to your favorite “go-get-em” tune? Make time for YOU and you mental wellness, and your body will thank you for it!
Test your hormones—Knowledge Is Power. With our Hormone Detection Kit, you can not only know what hormonal factors are hindering your weight loss efforts, but you can address and correct them!
Gentle exercise proves time and time again to provide infinitely more benefits than costs. Help to alleviate stress and adrenal fatigue by gentle exercise at your local gym or at home. Take a walk!
Supplementation is key. TALK to your Weight Loss Specialist today to learn more about what supplements will prove best for you and your symptoms.
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