Now is the season of hectic event schedules, endless demands, and less sleep. The holidays can wreak havoc on our diets and our day-to-day routines.  That means our hormone balance can also get out of whack this time of year. The Florida-based experts at Weight Success Centers LLC are helping you by putting together a list of simple tips and ideas for controlling your hormones this holiday season. 

Avoiding Holiday Hot Flashes

There are some lifestyle changes women can make to avoid unwanted hot flashes.  For example, in Florida, you’ll want to be sure to dress in lightweight fabrics, cotton dresses, moisture-wicking blends, and loose-fitting clothes that can handle increased perspiration and those hot crowded rooms at holiday get-togethers.  We are all tempted to wear those cute boots and Christmas sweaters, but chances are you will regret those style choices if you are prone to hot flashes.  

As always, it is crucial to stay hydrated by consuming at least 8 ounces of chilled water every hour while in hot environments, while traveling, or while consuming holiday beverages.  Drinking alcohol or caffeine can raise body temperature and increase risk of hot flashes. Certain foods can also raise body temperature, which is why it is a good idea to avoid hot and spicy appetizers on the buffet table.

Eating Well to Control Hormones

Opting for healthy fruits and vegetables during the holidays will help ensure you get the right nutrients for overall good health and reducing symptoms of hormonal imbalances.  Fatigue, irritability, mood swings, and depression can be linked to hormonal imbalances, which is why proper diet choices and healthy exercise are crucial during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  

Additionally, consider adding some healthy foods to your diet that may help you alleviate symptoms associated with menstrual cycles, PMS, menopause, hot flashes, as well as male sex drive and fertility. For example, Peruvian Maca is a miracle plant touting potential medicinal properties.  In addition to an array of B, C, and E vitamins, this radish-like root vegetable is rich in amino acids, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, and iron. As a tonic or herbal medicine, Maca may support your endocrine glands, hormones, digestion, sexual function, energy levels, and nervous system. The plant root may be roasted for a holiday dish or prepared in a holiday soup this season.

Choosing Hormone Therapies and Supplements

The qualified physicians at Weight Success Centers in Tampa can also provide Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT), such as BioTE, a subcutaneous pellet helping both women and men to balance hormones without synthetic drugs.  The pure hormone pellets dissolve completely and produce no byproducts. This therapy can help with achieving balanced hormones, stabilized mood, weight loss, and many other benefits. As with any supplement or medical treatment, results and benefits will vary depending on each individual person.  Contact us at Weight Success Centers for your personalized consultation.

Happy Holidays! Are you ready for a joyous and balanced life? Join us on Weight Success Centers’ social media sites for tips throughout the New Year. 

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