Sex, Fitness & Nutrition.
We have a hot topic for you today!
Sex, Fitness and dieting!
When making lifestyle changes and being in a calorie deficit you may find yourself more hungry and a bit more cranky, but long-term proper diet & staying active can really help boost your libido. Still, in the beginning, it may knock it down a few notches.
Women are very sexual creatures; however, sex is less physical and more mental & emotional for us, therefore, feeling good, getting enough sleep and our confidence levels all play such an important role.
When in a calorie deficit it can affect your sex hormones…. I know right, that’s no fun, we wanna look & feel good all at once and your energy may be low which will make you less inclined to pursue any sexual activity with your partner.
We have some tips to help keep your libido firing.
- Talk to your partner- Explain why your diet & Fitness is important to you, and this is just a temporary phase. Being open lets them feel included and in the “know.”
- Self-care- Make sure you’re getting a proper amount of sleep and keep your stress levels to a minimum.
- Keep your nutrition balanced- Make sure you’re eating a balanced diet; you know our saying 80% whole and 20 % soul foods. Fueling your body with nutritious foods and having a poor diet can put a damper on your libido. (treat yourself when the times are right)
- Stay active- Studies have shown that staying active 30-60 mins a day from 3-5 days a week boost both men’s and women’s sexual desire
- If you’re always hungry, it may be time to play with your calorie/macro intake- A calorie deficit that’s too severe for your goals can lead to serious health issues, with a low sex drive being just one of the symptoms. If your menstrual cycle has stopped, or you’re constantly feeling weak and lethargic, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate your program.
We hope these tips help, don’t be afraid to be open with your partner & put yourself first whether that be in the kitchen, gym or bedroom!
Find your happy medium girl!