Menopause. The struggle was real. I was feeling so exhausted. It didn’t matter what time I went to bed. It didn’t matter how late I allowed myself to sleep in because I was just tired all the time.
Went to bed tired.
Woke up tired.
Finally, I got tired of being tired and looked for a real solution to what was going on. Attributing my discomfort to aging was not acceptable to me and it doesn’t have to be for you either.
Menopause is a normal thing, but it made me feel like something was wrong all the time. The mood swings. The hot flashes. The brain fog. The fatigue. I was oh, so very tired.
I’m not a doctor. I share my experience with the hope that it gives you hope and inspires you to seek out solutions (it may take more than one thing) that work for you and your body.
In searching for answers I found that certain foods and beverages could have an effect on menopause symptoms. This caused me to take a long hard look at what I was doing to my body and decided something had to give. I was at a breaking point. There’s no way to sugarcoat the facts, fat and unhappy were not my best me. Not only was I fat, I was obese according to the BMI calculator!
So, I stopped drinking alcohol and woke up with my last hangover on July 5, 2015. To ease the transition to sobriety, I took up drinking coffee and eating copious amounts of dark chocolate. Through the grace of God and lots of prayer, I am sober, but then I was still very tired, not sleeping well and I was so HOT! (Not the sexy kind of hot, just hot and very uncomfortable.)
Years of drinking alcohol led me to very poor eating habits. Did you know alcohol is an empty calorie that tricks the mind into thinking it’s not hungry for real food? Yeah, so I had to learn to eat real food again. Through the process of elimination, trial and error, I found relief. I started by incorporating healthy foods into my eating habits, reducing my sugar intake (yes, reduced, not completely eliminated) and adding supplements.
One of the supplements I take daily is a multivitamin that combines all of the essential vitamins and minerals. It helps to support healthy immune, bone and muscle function. And bonus, it helps with symptoms of menopause including hot flashes.* Make no mistake, eating real food is always best, but supplements like a multivitamin fill in the gaps providing you with vitamins, minerals, and good fats.
What one thing could you do to feel your best?
The health and wellness journey is a winding road with many forks, twists and turns. I encourage you to choose one thing and start building your best habits. What will it be? Drink more water. Drink less coffee. Cut back on ___. You get to choose. Add a multivitamin? Choose ONE thing that you want to get DONE. Done can be a new healthy habit, something you complete, something you add or eliminate? Pick ONE thing and nail it! You can do this. Let me know how can support you through my bimonthly emails.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.