Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed often?
I get this - so many of us mothers are stressed out.
And many of the women that I work with come to me with this problem.
Stress, anxiety and overwhelm and messages from our body that we are not coping well on a nervous system level.
How can we improve how much stress and overwhelm you are feeling on a daily basis?
Well it comes down to two simple things:
Reducing the amount of stress in your life (external stress)
Improving your stress resilience and tolerance (internal stress)
These two things need to work together!
You can be living a very low stress life - but if your body and nervous system don’t have the fuel they need to run properly, then your body will still struggle to regulate and remain in a calm state.
You can take handfuls of supplements, chow down on liver and bone broth - but if you are living within a forest fire of stress in your life, then your body will also struggle to regulate and find a calm state.
Nutrients are ESSENTIAL for proper functioning of your brain, nervous system and endocrine system (hormones).
By deeply and intentionally nourishing yourself, you’re giving your body the tools it needs to work properly.
Answer: YES nutrients can improve how you handle stress
Here are a few tips to get you started with nourishing your body back into a state of calm.
1. Eat breakfast every morning, within an hour of waking up.
I’m not talking about coffee and the crusts off your kids plates.
Eat a solid breakfast that includes protein and fat.
Eggs, veggies and toast
Bacon, eggs and fruit
Sour dough with butter and avocado
2. Cook yourself a nourishing pot of soup, stew or chili and freeze yourself portions for lunches or a quick meal.
3. Focus on eating nutrient dense foods. For example:
Full fat dairy products (if you can tolerate them)
High fat and tougher cuts of meat (organic and grass fed if you can manage it)
Fish, seafood and bi-valve crustaceans like calms, mussels and oysters
Organ meats (liver, kidney, heart)
Leafy green vegetables and fruits (cooked is easier to digest)
Nuts and seeds
Fats from farms, fruits or fish (and not from factories)
Nutrients can absolutely help support your body!
If you are feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and anxious - you need a holistic approach to finding your peace and calm - and nutrition needs to be part of it.
Hope this helps!
Your dietitian doula
P.S. - Want to learn more?
I have a couple options of working with me:
Join my Balanced Mom Method Membership - an affordable option that includes access to my program on recovering from postpartum depletion, community, support calls and access to me for questions
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