Some fun (and not so fun!) facts about women, fitness, and how your hormones may be affecting your results - and what you can do about it!
Did you know…
🧘🏼♀️ Women need more recovery when estrogen is high during your luteal phase (the 2 weeks before your period). This means no skipping rest days or doubling up workouts, but this is also when your body needs more yoga, stretching and mobility during this time. Exercise will also feel harder during this phase.
🚀 Women burn more fat during exercise than men, but men’s metabolism keeps revving for up to 21 hours after a weight workout, while women’s drops back to normal after only 3 hours. (I know 🙄)
💪🏼 Higher progesterone in your luteal phase increases muscle breakdown, so eating 20-30g of high quality protein within 30 min of your workout is crucial to help rebuild muscle and also to reduce signaling to store body fat.
🔥 Women have a harder time than men when it comes to regulating our body temps. We start sweating later into a workout than men, and we cool down slower. Drinking cold water during your workout and taking a cold shower or getting into a cold pool after your workout can help.
👙 It’s true, men do lose weight quicker than women, but increasing your protein and eating 1g of protein per lb of body weight can help! (So if you weigh 140 lbs, aim to eat 140 grams of protein each day.)
I know, not the best news ever, but when you learn to work with your body instead of fighting against it you can stop spinning your wheels and start to see some great results!
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