There have been a lot of topics that I have learned about in my course, and one is the best practices when you wake up. Here are a few simple things to do when you wake up to ensure you are starting the day off right!
Important Tips When You Wake Up
1. Stop Drinking Coffee on an Empty Stomach
There I said it – I used to do that all the time too and I realized how it altered my health. Upon waking, drink warm water with lemon.
2. You Should be Hungry and You Should Eat
One way to know your body is functioning optimally is hunger upon waking up. You should be hungry and you should eat within no more than two hours. After that, you go into fight or flight and you are feeding a stressed body. That equates to cortisol, blood sugar levels increasing, hormonal disruption and adrenal fatigue, and more.
If you are fasting, it’s different. Fasting for women with hormonal issues, adrenal fatigue, and blood sugar issues should balance their body FIRST or limit it to two days a week.
3. Protein is Important
A protein breakfast is the most important for longevity, muscles, and helping your body balance itself. Protein, whether it is animal or plant, is good as long as it’s not processed. Watch out for those plant-mimicking meat companies (they can be full of things that aren’t good for you).
4. Pick the Right Milk
Nut milk can have sugar and gums so make sure you read the labels and find the cleanest options. Coconut milk or coconut cream is great.
Raw milk is amazing. They brainwashed you into thinking that it’s unhealthier than Kellogg’s cereals!
Soy milk is probably the worst option as it is processed, a hormone disruptor, and If you already have estrogen dominance symptoms, it can aggravate it. (This can look like puffiness, stubborn weight, toxic water retention, meaning you are keeping toxic estrogen within your fat layers as your liver can’t process and get rid of it, mood swings, and PMS).
5. Choose Organic Sweeteners
Organic honey, organic monk fruit, or organic stevia ( no erythritol) to sweeten things up. Brands to avoid: Splenda, Truvia.
If no honey or monk fruit, you’re better off with good old brown, cane sugar than processed sugar.
You Are Not Alone
The Mommy Codes was inspired by a need to share my journey as a mother and help other mothers know that they are not alone. If you are struggling in your postpartum journey, please reach out and ask for help. You are welcome to read my blog posts about Dealing With Postpartum Depression and Learning About What Postpartum Is.