In today’s episode of The Daily Sweat Podcast, Ariana continues her discussion of the impact of diet and exercise on your menstrual cycle. Ariana focuses on some of the most important nutrients that support a healthy menstrual cycle and the potentially harmful activities that can get in the way. 

Key Points of Discussion 

  • Ariana shares her struggles with excessive exercising, working 17+ hours, and training [3:30] 
  • How eating habits affect our cycles-the positive things we can do-The good stuff [4:06] 
  • How eating habits affect our cycles-the positive things we can do-The “not so good” stuff [9:23] 

Resources Mentioned 

Websites 

The Female Athlete Triad 

Notable Quotables 

“I feel like it’s becoming more and more rampant with more people seeing what other people are doing and not seeing the whole backstory.” 

“It doesn’t take long to a lot of long-term damage.” 

“Don’t eat rice and beans every single day. Although rice and beans do contain that full amount of protein…. just switch it up!” 

“…sugar is hiding in everything.” 

“Regular excessive consumption of caffeine can really disrupt your hormones.” 

“It is best to not drink a pot of coffee every single day.” 

“When we go on these [extreme diets], our body doesn’t have the nutrients it needs to support proper hormone function.” 

“True overtraining is a very, very dangerous state in which a lot of people talk about being in but they are actually not in.”  

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