Today’s podcast guest is Amanda Haar, Registered Dietitian at Healthy Steps Nutrition HQ.
Amanda specializes in women’s health and works with clients to optimize hormones through a holistic approach.
In today’s episode, Nicole Aucoin and Amanda Haar discuss:
– The impact of alcohol consumption on sleep, hormones, performance, sleep and so much more!
– Three considerations when consuming alcohol
– Three tips when consuming alcohol
Did you miss the free nutrition webinar Healthy Steps Nutrition hosted last week, “Know Your Numbers – Optimize Your Health”? In this webinar, Registered Dietitian, Nicole Aucoin discussed how to prevent chronic disease and optimize your health. She discussed key blood biomarkers that you should track, how to interpret them and what to do to improve them. You can get instant access to this recording by clicking HERE.
The Impact of Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol & Performance:
Delay with Muscle protein synthesis (increasing recovery time), increase urine output which could increase dehydrated state and slow recovery.
Alcohol and Sleep:
Ingestion of alcohol before going to bed may help induce sleep, but has been shown to disrupt restorative sleep cycles throughout the night, decreasing quality of sleep.
Alcohol & Hormones:
Alcohol intake shown to increase cortisol and decrease testosterone (inhibit muscle building).
Set a goal for yourself
Surround yourself with accountability partners
Be mindful and choose wisely
Try Our Hacks
Try sparkling water in a wine glass.
Find a tea that you love for evening wind-down.
Try non-alcoholic options. At HSN we love Surely Wine – use the code HSN to get 15% off entire order >>HERE.
Try a different “de-stressor.”
Plan ahead and chose wisely – alcoholic drinks for when you’ll enjoy them most.
Free Webinar With The Nutrition Experts & Registered Dietitians: Know Your Numbers – Optimize Your Health
ADDITIONAL PODCAST EPISODES TO LISTEN TO
LISTEN: CrossFit, Nutrition & Your Health >>HERE
LISTEN: Nutrition, Hormones & Your Health >>HERE
LISTEN: The Why Behind Healthy Steps Nutrition >>HERE
LISTEN: Grow Your Nutrition Business Podcast – Inside The Nutrition Program At CrossFit Brighton & How Nutrition Coach, Darcie Helped Brent Lose 100 Pounds >>HERE