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Hormones. We talked about them when we were in our tweens. And then most started on the pill. And then we never really heard about them again except when our moms would complain of their “hot flashes” at night because of “hormones.” So what the hell did we need to pay attention to from approximately age 18 onwards? Well, a lot. But hindsight’s 20/20 and I know that my body’s been out of whack of sorts. Yeah, I don’t have a stable job* or super steady income so my situation is unique, but I haven’t really been eating terribly, I just haven’t been eating good at all times. My relationship with dairy ended up full circle and I couldn’t quit it. My carb intake was weird. And for a bit, I wasn’t on a good sleep schedule.
Let me add, I haven’t taken hormonal birth control since April. Or seen a doctor since July (I also have no health insurance). And my period has been irregular to say the least.
I was desperate to fix some bloat and bad feelings, enter Alissa Vitti and her hormone reset from ‘Womancode.’
I embarked on the 4-day hormone reset journey that had me a little nervous. Fruit, only for breakfast. Salmon, quinoa, and unlimited salad for lunch. Snack if needed. And a vegan root veg soup for dinner. I enlisted my darling friend on this with me which helped tremendously with accountability.
What happened at the end of 4 days? Down 4 lbs. Bloat gone. Feeling 100 times better.
My ego wasn’t as inflamed either as I recognized my eating habits had stemmed from literal fear of where my food was coming to next. My ego had catapulted myself into worry that I was bingeing at meals because I wasn’t sure what I could afford/when to eat that would be slightly healthy. It’s been a treacherous few months.
The best part? The hormone reset wasn’t incredibly expensive. And I’ll definitely be doing it again.
*since I wrote this. I've since, landed, finally, a job. Post coming soon.
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Alexandra is in her late-twenties and believes in being well-rounded. She has adopted a gluten-free diet and has a complicated relationship with dairy. She is often found in the kitchen, whipping up something lean, clean and green....
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