In the FLO (Hardcover)
Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life
HarperOne, 9780062870483, 384pp.
Publication Date: January 28, 2020
The bestselling author of WomanCode presents a biohacking program for women, teaching them how to use their natural 28-day cycle to optimize their time, diet, fitness, work, and relationships.
Women have a important biological rhythm they experience every month that affects productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood. It is essential to be aware of and take care of this rhythm, but it has been widely ignored by medical, nutrition and fitness research. So as women, we diet, we deprive, and we cram as much as possible into our day, striving to accomplish impossible to-do lists, and scheduling our lives based on a 24-hour time cycle, ignoring the intuitive time our bodies naturally keep: a monthly cycle with four hormonal phases that offer incredible advantages.
In the FLO presents a revolutionary 4-week solution to manage your energy and time according to your female biochemistry. By working with each phase, you’ll support your hormones, unlock peak creativity and performance, and avoid burnout. You’ll know exactly when to eat certain foods, clear your social calendar, or ask for a raise—and you’ll have the tools to do so, including:
· Meal plans and recipes for each phase
· Charts for phase-specific exercises, work tasks, and relationship activities
· A daily planner that helps you align with your strengths in each phase
· A biohacking toolkit for navigating period problems and hormonal birth control
Alisa Vitti, functional nutrition and women’s hormone expert, bestselling author of WomanCode, and founder of modern hormone healthcare company FLOliving.com, has been teaching women how to reclaim their rhythm for nearly twenty years and has witnessed the incredible rewards it offers—including losing stubborn weight, regaining energy, clearing skin, and minimizing PMS.
By getting In the FLO, you’ll get more done with less effort, you’ll feel better consistently throughout the month, and you’ll enjoy the freedom that comes with living on your own time.
About the Author
Alisa Vitti, HHC, AADP, is a functional nutrition and women’s hormone expert, the founder of modern hormone health care company FLO Living, bestselling author of WomanCode, and creator of MyFLO, the #1 paid period app on iTunes and the first and only period tracking and cycle syncing app. Vitti holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Praise For In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life…
— Gabrielle Union-Wade, actor, activist, and New York Times bestselling author of We’re Going to Need More Wine
“In this must-read hormonal guidebook, Alisa Vitti takes readers on a fascinating voyage inside the female body and brain to demystify the science of hormones. And she lays out a one-of-a-kind nutrition and lifestyle plan to balance hormones so you can think smarter, feel better, and stress less. Your body and brain will thank you for it.”
— Daniel Amen, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Unleash the Power of the Female Brain
“Alisa is a true pioneer in biohacking for women and The Cycle Syncing Method is an effective way for women to align with their biological rhythms to optimize not only their health, but every other aspect of their lives from career to relationships to motherhood. Every woman should read this book!”
— Dr. Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution
“In the FLO is Whole 30 meets BulletProof meets 4 Hour Work Week—but designed exclusively for a woman’s body. This book will change the way you eat, work out, manage your time and do your work—all in harmony with your body! It’s the next wave in women’s health and best of all, there aren’t any complicated rules to follow. Alisa will help you achieve your optimal health and live your best life.”
— JJ Virgin, nutrition expert and New York Times bestselling author of The Virgin Diet
“Trying to operate on a 24-hour clock can leave moms exhausted. Alisa’s revolutionary cyclical time management method will liberate you from the stress and exhaustion of trying to ‘do it all’ and instead adopt a more sustainable approach. Finally you’ll replace guilt over all the things you aren’t doing with guidance on the best ways to bond with your child and care for yourself week by week.”
— Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., psychologist, educator, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent
“This book teaches you how to use your biology to tune in to your inner guidance and to create optimal flow in every area of your life. It offers a path towards your highest power and potential.”
— Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back
“Alisa walks you through the miraculous wonder that is your female body and how to connect your health, career, and even sex and relationships with your cycle to achieve amazing results with less effort – better orgasms included.”
— Regena Thomashauer, New York Times bestselling author of Pussy: A Reclamation
“Living in alignment with our cycle is the next frontier for women's health. Alisa’s book provides a tool for reconnecting with your unique female biorhythms - a powerful offering toward helping women reclaim hormone health, and much needed life balance.”
— Aviva Romm, MD, author of The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution
"Alisa brilliantly teaches us to use our hormones and specifically our female biological rhythm to our advantage - with diet, exercise, career, relationships, and motherhood. Finally, a book to end the battle with our bodies and food, reduce stress, and get back our energy."
— Keri Glassman MS, RDN Founder Nutritious Life and The Nutritious Life Studio
"A highly researched, holistic guide packed with so much useful (and interesting!) information for women everywhere to better their health journeys."
— Kimberly Snyder, New York Times bestselling author and holistic wellness expert