Have you ever heard that there is a direct connection between your hormones and weight loss? You should know that the hormones are controlling every single aspect of your organism including metabolism, fat accumulation, appetite and even cravings.
This means that only one small hormonal imbalance will cause many problems. But this doesn’t mean that you should stop with your regular exercises. You should check your hormone levels or try hormone resetting.
Hormones are biochemicals that every multicellular organism produces in order to orchestrate the way your mind and body behaves.An essential part of the way males and females get energized, collect fat, combat stress and maintain muscle, balancing your hormones is a great way to ensure an energetic and happy life.However, many people turn to expensive and potentially dangerous supplements to see results.
With releasing the book “The Supercharged Hormone Diet”,Dr. Natasha Turner broke ground and gave momentum to a natural wellness movement. Dr. Turner, being a naturopathic expert,has long studied ways to naturally enhance life and weight loss with the right diet and lifestyle changes.In this article we will be reviewing some basics behind the complex process of hormone resetting as well as giving a few recipe examples for melting body fat.
Try Fasting at the Right Times
Did you know that fasting can be used to help speed up your metabolism? You’ve likely heard this as the ‘IF’ scene gathers momentum (intermittent fasting). And those guys aren’t wrong – used correctly, fasting can make your body more energy efficient and increase cortisol to help you burn more fat (cortisol isn’t all bad).
Fasting also works because it keeps your blood sugar low. In turn, this encourages your body to produce less insulin, which means less fat gets stored. The longer you do this, the more you can lose weight – of course though you still need to eat or your body will go into a ‘fat storing mode’ which is why strategic periods of not eating provide the best strategy.
We also have more cortisol first thing in the morning and have effectively been fasting through the night, so if you don’t fancy fasting in the afternoon, you could always try a little ‘fasted cardio’ instead which has been shown in studies to burn a lot more fat. 20% more in fact! You can instead eat protein in the morning and try following Tim Ferriss’ advice of 30g in 30 minutes.
Another way to burn more fat is to exercise generally. This encourages the body to produce more testosterone and growth hormone, both of which lead to increased fat burning and muscle building. Compound exercises like squats, deadlifts and bench press all stimulate these hormones more than isolation exercises.
Best of all though is to use high intensity interval training which has been shown to encourage more fat burning throughout the day compared with steady state cardio.
So stop starving yourself and killing it in the gym. Be smart and manipulate your hormones and you can hack your way to that flat stomach!