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Former Cardio Junkie More Fit, Healthier Just Weight Lifting (Exercising Less, Eating More)

Former Cardio Junkie More Fit, Healthier Just Weight Lifting (Exercising Less, Eating More)

Update: 2021-10-24
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Dr. Elly Michelle works with a lot of women who've experienced hormone issues and mental cycle changes from overexercise and under-eating. She discusses how scaling back on the cardio, prioritizing weight lifting and eating healthier whole foods can improve hormonal health, fertility and body composition.

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Link to video: https://youtu.be/AbAGSIDzL7A

 

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0:00 Intro
03:10 Dr. Elly ate no meat for 10 years
03:52 Chronic low estrogen impacts bone health.
05:00 As Dr. Elly began strength training and, as she became stronger, she craved meat.
07:37 You can be spiritual about eating meat.
10:45 From eating a plant-based diet, Dr. Elly experienced poor hormone health, poor thyroid health, low energy, digestive issues, anxiety, lack of muscle and low libido.
16:30 Menstrual cycle hormones are protective of long-term health.
21:10 PMS is primarily reflective of a hormone imbalance.
25:35 Ovulation is required to produce progesterone, an anti-stress hormone.
28:00 Irregular periods do not mean that you are ovulating.
29:00 Estrogen dominance is when estrogen is unopposed by progesterone, not necessarily an over-abundance of estrogen..
33:30 Your hormones are responding to your environment. They are not to blame.
35:05 Estrogen imbalances contribute significantly to anxiety.
38:00 Someone who is in optimal health, will be fertile. Calm and joyful socialization helps to optimize hormones and fertility.
43:01 Regular bowel movements are important for detoxification and removal of hormones.
45:00 Strength training supports your metabolism.
52:43 Basal body temperature first thing in the morning (for women) is a measure of metabolic health.
55:30 Most women ovulate on about day 14 of a 28-day cycle. The fertile window is 5 days before and 5 days after ovulation.
58:20 Anxiety is linked to severe C*19 outcomes.
01:01:20 Take your recovery and sleep as seriously as you take your training.
01:04:10 Fasting may not be a good strategy for those of us with hormonal imbalances or fertility issues.
01:14:03 Libido is a reflection and expression of health for both men and women.
01:15:43 Testosterone and estrogen are drivers of libido for women. Estrogen is responsible for sexual lubrication in women.

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Former Cardio Junkie More Fit, Healthier Just Weight Lifting (Exercising Less, Eating More)

Former Cardio Junkie More Fit, Healthier Just Weight Lifting (Exercising Less, Eating More)