We all want to look and feel great. Especially for summer. It is swimsuit season, after all. Less belly fat would be good. So would more energy. And how about a well-functioning digestive system? Who doesn’t want that? Wouldn’t it be great if everything was in balance and running smoothly? That’s what this giveaway is all about. It’s your chance to win free admission to a 15-day course from Prescribe Nutrition called Get Balanced. If you weren’t born with a lucky horseshoe up your rear, fear not. I have something for you, too–a 20% off coupon code for this class: 86lemons20. (Register here.)
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about this course, and it probably won’t be the last. I signed up for it in April and really enjoyed it. Not only did I feel GREAT, but I actually learned a lot of new-to-me information. I had probably heard some of the info before, but not in a way that clicked for me. I mean, really–who was paying attention in Biology class? At that age, nothing could matter less than learning how the digestive system works. Fast forward to today–suddenly we aren’t immortal and our bodies are pretty important to us. We’re starting to treat them better. Less processed/fried/junk food, more whole foods. Less couch potato action, more exercise. We’re making positive changes, but sometimes things still feel out of whack–like something just isn’t functioning quite right. Does this sound familiar?
Let me introduce you to your stress hormone. Blog Reader, this is Cortisol, Cortisol meet Blog Reader. You’re gonna want to get to know this guy. He’s an important player. When he’s out of whack, you’re out of whack.
Chronically LOW cortisol levels can result in…
- Feeling weak, tired especially after meals; chronic fatigue
- Low grade nausea and lack of appetite in the morning
- Constipation, abdominal pains, diarrhea, or irritable bowel
- Salt and/or sugar cravings
- Thinning of the hair and hyper-pigmentation of the skin
- Insomnia, and excessive dreams or nightmares
Chronically HIGH cortisol levels can result in…
- Feeling hungry all the time or only late at night
- Feeling wired and tired, unable to rest
- Headaches becoming more common as well as elevated blood pressure
- Weight gain around the stomach
- Aggressive behavior, increased frustration, short temper, and irritability
- Increased risk of heart attack, myocardial hypertrophy and atherosclerosis
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Low progesterone and certain estrogens in menstruating women
- Osteoporosis due to calcium mal-absorption
Ready to make peace with your new friend, Cortisol? This is great place to start…
The course runs from June 10 to June 24 and can be taken at your own pace. This is the last time the course will be offered until Fall!
Wondering what that yummy sweet potato photo (at the beginning of this post) has to do with Get Balanced? It’s just one of several delicious recipes in the course packet. Not all of them are vegan, but many are, or can be easily adapted (like these awesome Banana-Apple Buckwheat Muffins). You’ll also learn the art of the grain bowl and suddenly you’ll dream up endless recipe combinations that you can whip up in no time. While you’re definitely going to be eliminating some stuff, you will not go hungry. I promise.
Megan and Katie of Prescribe Nutrition are giving you the chance to WIN free admission to Get Balanced by entering this giveaway. Don’t worry, if you don’t win, you can still save 20% on the cost of the course with this coupon code: 86lemons20. Winner will be announced and notified on June 8. Good luck!
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