As a nutritionist and trainer, I learned that at the beginning of the program, most people have no idea how well they are made for perception. They mistook common symptoms like normalWhen asked how they are currently engaged, they often shrug their shoulders and somewhat disappointedly report feeling “good.”
When was the last time you took a full supply in how you physically feel day by day? If some time has passed, think about what words you will use. Have you been well rested, refreshed and highly energetic? Or are you tired, bloated and recycled?
During life, we believe that your symptoms are a direct reflection of your basic health condition. You deserve to be better than “fine” – you deserve to feel truly optimal. We also believe that what is happening under the hood is directly related to your health and fitness goals and has a huge impact on how you (or should not) respond to your diet and program.
If you ever wondered why some approaches (keto, vegan, paleon, intermittent fasting, a lot of cardio, strength with minimal cardio) work well for some people, but not for others, or why news stories seem to turn upside down which is healthy or (eggs, red meat, coffee, red wine, etc.), the answer lies in the unique metabolic history of each person. The key to a personalized plan and the knowledge of what works you frequent regular evaluation of both subjective symptoms and objective testing in order to better understand how and why your body functions as it does. If you work with a well-trained fitness professional, these assessments will undoubtedly be part of your programming.
All this suggests that there are several major problems that are common, but definitely not normal and not optimal. Read on to learn about five symptoms that indicate that it is time to dig deeper.
We were all there at some point: the breakfast was beautifully planned, the lunch was packed, the afternoon latte and the vending machine successfully passed the step, the dinner was homemade, balanced and somehow on the table on time. Then we sit down after a long day … just to get something needed. Before we realized what had happened, we were at the bottom of a bag of chips or a pint of ice cream. What gives?
Carbohydrates are nothing to be ashamed of Believe it or not, physiology often leads them, and physiology overestimates willpower. (It’s worth reading again.) Although a short-term solution may be to find a healthier alternative to your favorite wine, a long-term solution is found in solving a root problem, so striving is minimized or dropped first.
Most often, blood sugars that hang too high and then too low are criminals. Another possibility is off-balance levels of growth hormone, such as cortisol (which can be affected by a certain diet, exercise and lifestyle tricks) due to its close connection with the regulation of blood sugar levels.
Toning and turning at night
I am amazed at how often I get laughter in response to the question "when was the last time you slept eight hours in a row?" Estimates say that almost one in three adults has trouble sleeping, and even this statistic is probably reported.one
Adequate quality sleep is one of the greatest failing for optimal health, and is also the secret weapon for achieving better results. Studies show that one night of bad sleep can change the way our body processes carbohydrates, which can cause cravings.2 In addition, lack of sleep can affect learning, emotional well-being, and even appetite, which makes you hungry but unable to feel satisfied.3 If you are in a state where you both crave carbohydrates and feel insatiable, it will be very difficult to see the results you are hoping for.
Most adults require 7–9 hours of sleep each night, and ideally this should be continuous. If you have problems falling or sleeping, consider avoiding the blue light from the electronics and changing the night routine. If this does not work, be sure to work with your health care team to eliminate problems such as sleep apnea, exploring other potential causes, such as low blood sugar overnight, progesterone imbalance and intestinal problems.4.5
It is often said that digestion is the basis of health – and for good reason. From all that you eat and drink, your digestive tract dictates what is absorbed and what is eliminated; it's like a gatekeeper.
Without healthy intestinal function, cells struggle to get the vitamins and minerals needed to provide energy, burn fat and strengthen muscles. It is closely related to body composition, as well as to the general metabolism and even brain health. Bacteria in the digestive tract have a huge impact on your overall functioning, and they even affect how many calories you eat from the food you eat.6
There is no way around this: your bowel habits are an important barometer for your intestinal health. Slow bowel mobility (without daily movement) or fast bowel mobility (often loose or liquid stools) are large red flags. (Repeat here: total does not mean normal.) If you have unevenness in any direction, consider potential general food sensitivity (for example, gluten and dairy products) and work with the trainer and your health team to determine what kind of nutrition and supplement approach may be better for you.
Irregular periods or discomfort
Ladies, while there is a lot of struggle, this time of the month should not be – and should not be – time of suffering. If the time of your menstrual cycle is a guessing game, or if you experience painful cramps, mood swings or fluid retention, something can be dangerous.
The supposed pre-menopause should be a fairly consistent symphony of hormones, which changes over the course of a month, but repeats with each cycle. As a rule, estrogen raises the first half of the cycle, causing luteinizing hormone and ovulation. After this, progesterone is the dominant hormone (and increases your body temperature), then finally the liver works to clear the hormones used and “reset” for the next cycle, which begins with the next menstruation.
Excess estrone (type of estrogen), lower progesterone, liver health, stress hormones and high blood sugar levels (which can lead to an increase in testosterone in women), to name a few, can distinguish this symphony from melody. This hormonal balance can affect where you store weight (read: hips and abdomen), as well as the overall ability to burn fat. The correct solution is to identify the root cause of the imbalance through proper in-depth testing, and then strategic in how it is dealt with.
Fat loss problems
If you make healthy changes (including foods, proteins, fiber, healthy fats, basic supplements, daily movement and resistance) and stick to them relatively consistently (think at least 80% of the time), you should see some progress.
If not, you may be dealing with a major metabolic barrier, as well as associated symptoms that you may have unknowingly accepted as your "normal." This can be frustrating, since the metabolic barrier to fat loss can now potentially develop into a health condition. Road.
For example, no one goes to bed completely healthy one day to wake up the next day with diabetes. There is a process, often over several years, that can lead to an imbalance in blood sugar, then diabetes, and then a diagnosis of diabetes. In most examples like this, the symptoms worsen as imbalances develop. However, in all examples, early detection and intervention can lead to better results and outcomes.
The healthier you are inside, the more noticeable, positive impact on your diet, lifestyle and physical changes should be outside. If you find otherwise, contact your doctor and nutrition trainer to work together in the following steps and appropriate objective testing for you.
Always remember: Perfection should not be a prerequisite for achieving results. You must be able to live your life, and your long-term program must be sustainable and free from unrealistic rigidity.
While the five common symptoms are highlighted above, note that there are several to keep tabs in an attempt to take control of your health, success and progression to your goals in the field of fitness. The best way to objectively track them is a monthly or quarterly questionnaire, and then use the results to implement a proper regular cadence of objective assessment. If you are interested in understanding your personal data, determining the best steps for more in-depth testing and setting up the information required for a personalized program, connect with the nutrition coach at the club or report on our nutritionist team anytime with weight loss @ lt. life. We are proud and happy to help!
In the field of health,
Samantha McKinney, Registered Nutritionist, Program Manager – Lifetime Testing Lab
This article is not intended to treat or prevent diseases, nor is it a substitute for medical treatment and an alternative to medical advice. The use of recommendations in this and other articles depends on the choice and risk to the reader.