Halloween is here! Jack- o-lanterns, haunted houses, pumpkin spice lattes, slutty nurse costumes, and candy. Lots and lots of candy.
And sure, candy tastes AMAZE-BALLS and Halloween is a great time to stock up on your pms stash, but, we have to keep something in mind here- our hormones. Halloween can be a lot of fun, but eating your kid’s big ass bag of candy (the candy is for the parents, right?), can throw your hormones enough out of balance that your pms next month can be severe.
In case you didn’t know, what you eat this month, will determine the severity of pms symptoms that you’ll experience next month. Gorging yourself on a bunch of sugar, or even eating it daily, can throw off your insulin levels, cortisol, and adrenals, interrupt essential sleep patterns and more. All of these things compound into one, big, moody, and cravy (totally a word) pms-ing you.
While I don’t believe in diets, I do believe in following a hormone-friendly lifestyle because hormones are what dictate how we feel. Hormones will determine if you are full of energy, or experience constant fatigue. If you’ll have a clear, focused mind, or experience ADD symptoms. If you’ll feel calm, balanced and in control all day long, or if you’ll experience wicked cravings, mood swings, and an inability to cope with stress properly.
Your quality of life is based on how balanced your hormones are. And since I want everyone to be able to wake up feeling good and loving their life, I don’t want something like Halloween to throw your hormones so off whack that you spend an entire month recovering from it. Because depending on where your hormones are, something as seemingly harmless as eating a bunch of candy on Halloween can cause you a month’s worth of mood swings, fatigue, low sex drive, and inability to lose weight. Hormones are that big of a dealio.
With that said, here are five tips for a hormone-friendly Halloween =)