Eat Meals

Eat Meals

Hi Beauties. Hey, this is Robin Nielsen and welcome to Hormone Breakthrough Wednesdays. I’m so excited to be here with you and I chose hormone breakthrough because that’s what we need. We need a breakthrough to balance our hormones and feel so much better. So today I thought the topic would be eat meals since that was the post for Get Motivated Mondays. It’s time for me to give you a little tip on how you can take that next step into really improving how you feel, because we need to become the CEO of our own health. We need to take charge. We’re in control. We can do that by empowering ourselves with information and then taking action on it. So we not only need that information, but then we need to do something about it.

And you know, it was interesting, one of our beautiful sisters in this community actually posted about how some advice I gave her completely improved her sleep. And that is incredibly huge, incredibly huge. So these little tips are powerful. So you know, as much as you can, join in or watch later. The better you’re going to feel is pretty amazing. So today I want to talk about why eating meals was so important to share for Get Inspired Tip or Get Motivated Mondays. That’s because so many of us now are actually not sitting down for meals and that’s really, really hard on your whole physiology. So it’s a distressful way to eat. We have to be in what’s called the parasympathetic nervous system mode to digest our foods. So if we’re in the sympathetic, which is the fight or flight nervous system, then unfortunately our blood flow is to the periphery of our bodies and not to the internal organs that do digestion.

As a result, we’re just not going to digest our food well. We’re not going to absorb nutrients well. We’re going to feel unwell and unbalanced. So sitting down and eating meals in the proper environment is incredibly important. Most of us actually eat five to six meals a day on the go and that’s going to keep insulin up. It’s actually going to increase inflammation. It’s not going to give your body time to heal and restore and recover. As a result, you’re going to kind of be stuck in this inflammatory hormone imbalanced mode. Does that make sense?

Do you feel like you’ve gotten away from eating meals? Sitting down and actually eating meals either by yourself or with those you love, friends, family, I’d love to hear from you on what you’ve noticed. Are you finding yourself sitting down eating meals or do you find yourself grazing more throughout the day? Eating meals is super hormone balancing. It’s not super sexy. It’s like, “Really, sitting down and eating meals? That’s going to help me get more hormonally balanced?” And the answer is absolutely yes! So studies have shown that when we sit down to eat a meal, we actually digest our food so much better. You’ll find that even your bowel movements are so much better when you sit down and eat a meal with those you love.

It’s amazing when I get together with my family and I think, “Oh, I probably ate a few things I shouldn’t have eaten,” and then I realized that my digestion is so hearty. I feel so much better. My stools are so much more well-formed. Like it’s really amazing how great I feel when I’m eating in community, which is so important. So eating meals is critical for hormone balance. The timing of your meals is really important too. But if you only have one take away from this Hormone Breakthrough Wednesday, it’s that you want to