Do you ever get “Fat ugly days”?

Days when you just feel fat and ugly and don’t want to leave the house?

My wife was having a fat and ugly day yesterday according to her.

She said it’s very common amongst women, especially at a certain time of the month.

(and some men too of course)

To be honest “fat ugly day” is not a term I had ever heard until a few years ago.

I first heard it from a comedian and my wife thought it was hilarious and said she could relate to feeling like that.

One thing I have learnt about women over the years no matter how good us men think they may look, if they don’t feel good about themselves it doesn’t matter what we say.

What causes this to happen? Some ladies out there would say MEN.

Of course anything can make us feel bad. It’s usually a combination of factors.

Diet & Lifestyle

When a woman says she feels “fat n ugly” – sometimes – it can be down to their hormones.

Most of our hormones START to decline after the age of 35/40, and is when most problems occur.
Hormones affect our mood in a huge way.

I have worked with women who are pre & post menopause and women who suffer from PCOS and endometriosis.

Female hormones are very complex, and what I know is very little.

But for today I will tell you what I do know based on my experience.

Hormones are so powerful they can change our personality and even make us cry.

A specific hormone, which causes problems for women, is estrogen.

Estrogen naturally increases as women age because hormones called progesterone and testosterone naturally decrease.

This process is made worse by many things.

Its SO easy to increase your estrogen levels without even realising it.

We may be unwittingly increasing our levels by…..

Using personal products such as moisturising lotions, shampoos and soaps.

Taking the contraceptive pill

Eating sugar and junk food

Drinking excess alcohol

Eating/drinking/heating anything in plastic

High estrogen levels can have a knock on effect, and cause OTHER hormones to go further out of balance.

(estrogen dominance, men can suffer too)

Estrogen has also been called the “evil” hormone because some symptoms of estrogen dominance are – anger and rage.

Other symptoms include increased body fat, lower libido, food cravings, fluid retention, depression, endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage, headaches and sweats.

Body fat actually PRODUCES estrogen.

Stress produces estrogen.

Estrogen is a growth hormone and you will find it tough to lose weight when it’s flying around your body in such large quantities.

So what can be done to decrease it?

We can obviously decrease our estrogen levels by avoiding the things mentioned.

We can also reduce our estrogen levels by eating more green veg like kale and broccoli.

In this weeks podcast we discuss estrogen levels a bit and you can listen to that here.

If you want to have less days when you feel like this then REDUCE your estrogen levels naturally with these tips

Take care,


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