Ep 186: Tina Haupert Of Carrots And Cake On Seed Cycling, Macros & Unbalanced Hormones
Guest: Tina Haupert @CarrotsnCake
Topic: Balancing hormones, getting off the pill, seed cycling and counting macros.
Who Is Tina Haupert:
Tina is a health and fitness blogger behind Carrots N Cake.
On her blog, she shares her life (which is super relatable) and tips on how to live a balanced life through, you guessed it, eating carrots and cake to be happy and healthy.
Tina is certified through the Nutritional Coaching Institute as a Hormone Specialist and as a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach in Exercise Nutrition.
After having Quinn (Tina’s son), she opted to go back on birth control and tried several different options from oral contraception to an IUD.
She knew her hormones weren’t balancing thanks to a slew of side affects like: mood swings, night sweats, bloating, cystic acne, and more.
Tina started researching everything to see what she could do naturally to balance her hormones and decided to get off birth control. Tina recommends every woman should read, Taking Charge Of Your Fertility.
Seed cycling is using specific seeds (flax, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame) to help balance a woman’s cycle and hormones.
The seeds promote hormones which should be produced during particular parts of your cycle and help balance hormones.
Which seeds you consume are based on where you are in your cycle.
For example, the 1st half of your 28 day cycle, you would eat flax or pumpkin seeds. Then during the luteal phase (2nd half), you’d eat sunflower and/or sesame seeds.
Tina and I go in dept about Macro counting, why it works for her and why she decided to begin her own custom macro business.
What is macro counting? Instead of focusing on calories, you focus on how much protein, carbs, and fat you consume in a day with the goal to stay within a set range that has been set by a pro.
Macros are based on activity levels, age, weight, and goals.
The success lays behind flexible dieting. You can eat whatever you want, as long as you stay within your goal numbers.
For something is is awesome, and I encourage people to experiment!
Tina has ulcerative colitis so of course we chatted about how’s she doing, how her hormones and her disease has affected her life, fitness and goals.
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