Tracking your basal body temperature (BBT) is one of the most important ways you can get information and feedback about what your hormones are doing.
This is fantastic because:
- It allows you to get a baseline of what’s going on with your hormones.
- You can use this information to make decisions about your health.
- You can get feedback from the improvements you’ve made.
- Noticing improvements will boost your mood and wellbeing.
It’s a super simple process each day as long as your follow these instructions.
- Buy a thermometer specific for basal body temping. The changes to your temperature are small so you want the thermometer to be accurate and measure to 2 decimal places.
- Put your thermometer by your bedside. You need to take your temperature every morning first thing, before you speak, move, go for a wee so have it by your bedside.
- Take it the same time each day (as close as you can) this ensures that you are measuring the same thing every day.
BBT is the lowest temperature your body reaches. It’s the lowest when you wake up first thing in the morning.
You can track your temp by paper or using an app. My favourite apps are kindara or clue. There is also a tracker in my journal too.
You can buy a thermometer from your local chemist or from amazon. You can also get fancy gadgets such as the daysy which do all the work for you!
I’ve created a mini-workbook you can print out and fill in whilst you are learning to chart your BBT.