Having a Consistent Routine with Food is a Great Way to Tell Your Body it is Safe

Recently I did a podcast episode on How To Eat To Support Your Hormones. One of the big topics I cover in this episode is how to create safety through nutrition. Our hormones thrive when our bodies feel safe and a great way to support safety is having a consistent routine with food. This doesn’t mean a perfect routine or the same exact routine everyday. It means you have a rhythm that you follow most days and your body consistently knows it will be fed.

I think this is important for ensuring our bodies are getting enough energy, but also to help keep stress hormones in check. When our bodies experience a stressor they are not prioritizing non essential functions like hormone production.

A great way to get started with this is by prioritizing a protein-rich breakfast within an hour of waking. This helps support healthy blood sugar and cortisol (stress hormone) levels throughout the day. Want to avoid an energy dip in the afternoon? Eat breakfast!

Examples of a breakfast with 30g of protein:
1️⃣3 eggs and ⅓ cup cottage cheese
2️⃣2 eggs and 2oz of leftover protein from dinner (chicken, beef, pork, etc.)
3️⃣Breakfast hash made with 4oz of a protein source like ground beef

Other topics covered in the episode:
-how to know if you’re eating enough
-eating in a way that supports blood sugar
-simplifying consuming nutrient dense foods
-meeting your body where it is

You can listen to this episode anywhere podcasts are played or watch on youtube.com/hormonehealingrd.

Amanda Montalvo

Amanda Montalvo is a women's health dietitian who helps women find the root cause of hormone imbalances and regain healthy menstrual cycles.

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