Gut health is at the epicentre of our body’s main engine. Yet the maintenance of this and how it changes through out our menopausal stages takes some understanding. A drop in Oestrogen levels can cause a decrease in serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep and appetite. This can lead to an increased desire for sugary or carbohydrate-rich foods that can boost serotonin levels and temporarily improve mood.
Additionally, menopausal women may also experience stress, anxiety and sleep issues which can trigger cravings for sweet and comforting foods. This becomes a vicious cycle that our changing bodies can no longer process, leading to insulin resistance and potentially Type 2 Diabete.
During The Menopause Couch© Course, we explore the reasons behind why you’re craving the foods you are and provide tools on how to break the cycle so you can start populating healthier gut bugs who continue to crave the good stuff!
The higher percentage of healthy gut bugs we have, the more energy and increased well being we experience. Through fuelling them with a wide range of healthy fats, proteins and wide array of plant based fibres and carbs, we can take back control of the changing landscape that occurs with hormone changes.
Once you’ve broken this cycle, you will sleep better by experiencing less highs and lows with glucose spikes, your insulin resistance will improve and hopefully you’ll experience the pleasures of feeling full again with foods that fuel you for hours as well as aiding you’re overall wellness.
Your gut bugs will start to crave these foods to as they increase in population, helping to break the habits of reaching for the cookies!