Should Females Be Intermittent Fasting

SHOULD FEMALES BE INTERMITTENT FASTING?

21 / SEPTEMBER / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

This is definitely one of my most commonly asked questions, is fasting healthy for women, should I be fasting as a female, what kind of fasting is okay for females?

You get the picture…

Well, I have a pretty direct opinion on this, and the research to back it.

HOW FASTING EFFECTS WOMEN

You may not know this, but females run COMPLETELY differently than males in terms of biology (particularly hormones)

Aaaaand… this has a MASSIVE impact on what ‘diets’ work (or don’t work for your body)

As a female, your sex hormones progesterone and estrogen play a major role in your metabolism and your ability to shift weight.

However these are greatly influenced by your stress hormone cortisol, and your blood sugar balancing hormone insulin, which play an even bigger role in weight loss.

If you fast on a daily basis as a female, you are communicating to the body that there isn’t enough food left in the world (hello survival response).

This then increases your cortisol levels, throws your blood sugar out of balance in order to try to preserve energy (in this case store FAT)

It ALSO communicates to your body that it is not safe to reproduce at this time and so it shuts down or reduces production of your reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone)

So, not only are you storing more fat, but you are now more likely to skip ovulation leading to PMS, mood swings, anxiety, period pain, tender breasts and other hormonal imbalances to name a few!

This is why I DO NOT RECOMMEND INTERMITTENT FASTING for FEMALES!!

WHY DON'T WE KNOW ABOUT THIS?

The unfortunate thing is, in most scientific research in the health and wellness field, especially around weight loss is done on MEN, then a small part on post-menopausal women

Which means that menstruating females (aka if you get a period) are left out of studies!

In fact it has been said that females of reproductive age make up only around 4% of the literature when it comes to health, wellness and weight loss!

Which is just crazy if you ask me! The only time a female should be doing IF is when she is post-menopausal because then you no longer have a cycle that is changing your hormones day to day!

If you want to know how to REALLY boost your metabolism, shift stubborn weight AND balance your hormones, my 12 week program will teach you how to do exactly that.

I have had a number of women actually go through my program who couldn’t believe how much better they felt ditching the fasting and eating more (and shifting weight as a result).

I dunno about you, but I definitely enjoy my food, so getting to eat more has always appealed to me, the key is to know how to eat for your body, and this is exactly what I teach you in Reclaim Your Radiance!

I hope this has helped and if you have any questions at all feel free to comment below, I am here to support!

Yours in Health & Happiness,
Sheree xo

SHEREE BEAUMONT

Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach I empower women like you to transform their lives, understand their bodies and feel their best from the inside out!

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Healthy Snickers Smoothie Recipe

HEALTHY SNICKERS SMOOTHIE RECIPE

10 / AUGUST / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 seconds
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yields: 1 servings

Snickers is probably my FAVOURITE chocolate bar, the texture, the taste, the chocolate, caramel, the peanuts, it literally makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

However, as a nutritionist, it has been a while since I have had one, not because I am deprived, but purely because I know that the sugar content alone is not something that serves me, my gut or my hormones on a regular basis!

So… I came up with this smoothie to help replicate the taste to some degree, and so far it has had rave reviews! It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack or even post workout! If you’re a Snickers fan like me, I hope you’ll give it a try!

INGREDIENTS

2 – 3 Dates
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp. peanut butter
¼ cup oats (or quinoa flakes for gluten free)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

METHOD

Blend all ingredients together in a smoothie and enjoy!

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

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Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING RECIPE

13 / JULY / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 seconds
Total Time: 2.5 minutes
Yields: 10 - 12 servings

When it comes to having healthy hormones, having healthy fats in our diets make a huge difference! A lot of dressings that you’ll find in grocery stores are loaded with oils that will cause inflammation in your body and wreak havoc on your hormones (say goodbye to canola oil and sunflower oil please).

Instead you want to add oils that are NOT going to contribute to inflammation and actually can have anti-inflammatory properties, which is why in this dressing recipe you’ll find olive oil instead.

Do your hormones a favour and don’t miss out on flavour with this tasty dressing recipe!

INGREDIENTS

-  2 tbsp. dijon mustard
-  ½ cup olive oil, extra virgin
-  2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
-  3 tbsp. honey
-  Pinch of kelp salt (or sea salt)

METHOD

  1.  Blend in a food processor for 20 - 30 seconds, or shake vigorously until well mixed. Store in the fridge for up to one month.

** Drizzle ~1 tbsp. over your favourite salad or meal for some extra flavour

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

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Burger Bowl Recipe

BURGER BOWL RECIPE

25 / MAY / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 1 servings

Love burgers but feel guilty having them on a weeknight? First of all… let’s remove that guilt, because you can enjoy a burger anytime (just not everytime haha), it’s all about moderation!

But also, if you are looking for a yummy, healthier alternative where you have control of the ingredients and how things are cooked, check out this recipe! It was a huge favourite on IG so thought I would pop it here for safe keeping too!

INGREDIENTS

🍔 2 stems of kale, stem removed
🍔 5 Swiss brown mushrooms, diced
🍔 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
🍔 1/2 tsp. wasabi pepper
🍔 1 slice GF sourdough toast
🍔 1/3 cup vegan 🌱 cheese
🍔 2 x organic, free range beef patties (swap to 3 eggs cooked anyway for vegetarian option)
🍔 2 tbsp. homemade guacamole

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven on fan grill to 180 degrees Celsius, line an oven with baking paper
  2. Put the gf bread in the oven with the sprinkle of vegan cheese + beef patties and cook for 10-12 minutes
  3. Chop the mushrooms, pull kale from stem, halve tomatoes
  4. Make homemade guacamole
  5. In a pan on medium heat, add a dash of olive oil, the kale, mushrooms, and sprinkle with wasabi pepper, sauté for 8-10 minutes
  6. Once mushrooms have browned, and kale has softened remove from pan, and place in the bowl
  7. Remove the toast and patties from the oven and add to the bowl along with cherry tomatoes
  8. Serve with avocado and salt + pepper to taste

Drop a ‘YES’ in the comments below 👇🏽 if you want my homemade guacamole 🥑 recipe!

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

ENJOY!

Yours in Health and Happiness,
Sheree xo

SHEREE BEAUMONT

Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach I empower women like you to transform their lives, understand their bodies and feel their best from the inside out!

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Chicken Pesto Zoodles Recipe

CHICKEN PESTO ZOODLES RECIPE

18 / MAY / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 1 servings

I LOVE PASTA!! But what I don’t love is how heavy I used to feel after eating it! It turns out after some extensive testing, not only am I coeliac, but actually intolerant to rice, so it makes finding pasta pretty tricky without getting a massive bloat or reaction afterwards.

This is why I fell in love with zoodles, so quick, easy and best of all, they don’t bloat me! I know a lot of other women struggle with digesting grains too which is why I thought I’d share this recipe from my signature 12-week program Reclaim Your Radiance with you! 

If pasta doesn’t get you bloated, try a gluten free variety mixed in with the zoodles if you like!

INGREDIENTS

-  100g chicken breast
-  2 heaped tbsp. basil pesto   
-  2 large spiralised zucchini 
-  1 cup baby spinach 
-  ½ cup sliced mushrooms 
-  1 tbsp. olive oil
-  ½ tsp. basil 
-  ½ tsp. oregano
-  Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions on the back of the packet (if using zoodles, wait to add them till the end)
  2. Cook chicken in seasonings on a medium heat in a fry pan for 5 – 10 minutes, until it starts to brown.
  3. Add baby spinach and mushrooms with olive oil and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Mix in the basil pesto and zoodles or pasta for 2 minutes before serving. 

** Vegetarian Alternative: 70g Sunfed Chicken Free Chicken

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :) 

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

SHEREE BEAUMONT

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Prawn Quinoa Buddha Bowl Recipe

PRAWN QUINOA BUDDHA BOWL RECIPE

04 / MAY / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 1 servings

I always hear from clients how they want lunches and meal times to be super easy, which is why I created a lot of ‘buddha bowls’ as part of my Reclaim Your Radiance recipe books. This prawn quinoa buddha bowl is one of them! It’s a staple in my house!

INGREDIENTS

-  80g pre-cooked prawns 
-  ½ cup quinoa (cooked)
-  1 handful baby spinach 
-  ¼ avocado 
-  ½ carrot finely sliced 
-  ½ capsicum diced 
-  1 tbsp. soy sauce 

MEHTOD

  1. Pan fry prawns lightly with olive oil for no more than 3 – 5 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Cook quinoa (as you would rice) in a pot with two parts water one part quinoa and bring to boil or until all the liquid is absorbed. Careful not to let it burn. Alternatively use a rice cooker.
  3. Slice all the veggies up.
  4. Add all ingredients to bowl and top with soy sauce

** Vegetarian Alternative: 2 poached eggs 

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :) 

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo 

SHEREE BEAUMONT

Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach I empower women like you to transform their lives, understand their bodies and feel their best from the inside out!

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SALTED CARAMEL PROTEIN BALLS RECIPE

06 / APRIL / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 12 - 15 servings

Snack time always seems to be the hardest for my clients! I hear time and time again that they want something yummy, often sweet and super simple! Well in this week’s blog and recipe your prayers are answered!

I used the new delicious flavour of @mitchells.nz bone broth protein powder - Salted Caramel to make these protein balls! So they are not only delicious, but also nutritious for your gut!

INGREDIENTS

-  1 cup almond butter (peanut butter is also fine)
-  1 scoop Mitchell’s salted caramel bone broth protein powder
-  4 tbsp. desiccated coconut
-  3 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
-  Optional: ¼ tsp. cinnamon

METHOD

  1.  Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  2.  Using a tsp. for sizing, scoop out the mixture and roll into balls with your hands
  3.  If it is a little dry, add water as needed
  4.  Serving size is 2 - 3 balls
  5.  Store in the fridge and eat within a week, or in the freezer for up to a month

As always, if you do make this, be sure to tag me on social media @shereehannahwellness and let me know what you think :)

ENJOY!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo

SHEREE BEAUMONT

Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach I empower women like you to transform their lives, understand their bodies and feel their best from the inside out!

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