Awhile ago, I wrote about my crazy hormones and battling lack of estrogen and amenorrhea for 5 years. After seeing an ND in 2015 and quitting my corporate job, I was finally able to get my stress and crazy hormones under control. Between work and life, I was under too much chronic psychological stress which caused my hormones to get out of wack and flare up my Hashimoto’s disease. To this day, stress management is a big deal for me.
Since then, I’ve been humming along fine. Last year I was able to drop some serious body fat before my hip replacement and everything was fine until this summer when I noticed I was putting on weight without doing anything different diet or exercise-wise. While I could pull the “I’m almost 40 card,” I know there’s nothing a healthy diet and exercise can’t fix. The exception to that is when your hormones are out of whack and I know all too well from what I learned in nutrition school how important hormone health is to weight loss.
Then it dawned on me. I went back on birth control 6 months ago.