Do you feel tired but wired? Have trouble sleeping? Brain fog? Trouble losing weight?
It’s time to pay attention to two small endocrine glands that sit right on top of the kidneys, called your adrenals.
The adrenals release several hormones, including cortisol. Cortisol’s main role is to prepare your body to interact with the external environment (such as to run from danger).
And if cortisol levels are too high, or too low, it’s very likely you’ll have a hard time losing weight.
When it comes to weight loss, we have been taught for years that to lose weight we must push harder: eat less, fast, go low carb, and do high-intensity interval training.
And while those tactics might work for some, they don’t work for many women, especially if you’re already leading a full life: work, family, caring for parents, and a brain that doesn’t seem to turn off.
I am delighted to chat with a fellow FDN, Hope Pedraza on the importance of supporting our adrenals so that we live a fit, vibrant, and healthy life.
In this interview she shares:
- What the adrenals are and why they matter
- The consequences of living a fast-paced, high-stress life on your body
- How to support your adrenals so that you return to balance and resiliency
Hope is a certified holistic nutritionist, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner, Human Design guide, host of the Hopeful and Wholesome podcast, and founder of inBalance, a pilates-based fitness franchise. She loves being out in nature, teaching pilates, and hanging out with her hubby and 2 littles.
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