I'm working towards being naturally slender. This is a day by day, week by week, month by month commitment to feeling more gooder than badder.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I have an over abundance of insulin which when not absorbed behaves like testosterone and androgenizes my body. I had increased my sugar intake a couple of weeks ago and I am paying the price, facial hair. Ugh. I had also decreased my testosterone blocker, saw palmetto, to an every other day dosage because it slows down my bowels. I am going to use an increase in fiber to deal with my bowels and I will up my saw palmetto dosage. I do recall that my doctors had told me that hormones are not dosed based upon one's body weight. I had thought I could lower the dosage because my body weight is down 80 pounds. Boy, was I wrong. I hate facial hair. That is the worst part of this condition. Its the being mistaken for a dude or a transgendered individual (I don't have a problem with them.) So, back to what I know works: Cardio 6x a week, Yoga 3x a week, Testosterone blocker, Psyllium fiber, only having my carbohydrate post workout because that is when my insulin receptors are wide open, and eliminating wheat. I like to favor other sources for carbohydrate that carry more nutrients with them. Lately, I have been trying grapefruit for its mood elevating properties.
Continuing: cardio, yoga,
Adding: more saw palmetto, psyllium fiber, daily dose of fish oil, increasing evening primrose oil.
Subtracting: Wheat (I have 6 slices of the sourdough walnut bread left.)