How To Activate Your Fat Burning Hormones In Just 3 Steps
There aren’t great philosophies behind healthy and successful weight loss. It all basically comes down to eliminating sugar, eating lots of vegetables, especially beans, consuming vegetable protein only, and increasing healthy oil/fat intake. Following a tight eating schedule consisting of 3 small meals and avoiding meals after 7 pm also makes a big difference. Last, but not least, doing some light-weight training can increase your weight loss results as well.
However, sometimes the unhealthy weight gain is the result of hormones working in your body. for example, the stress hormone is constantly being connected to weight gain, over-consumption, and obesity. Besides stress and genetics, which are pretty important factors, the reason behind your hormones working can also be the food you eat.
However, if you follow this three-step regimen, you will be able to successfully balance the hormones responsible for your weight gain, as well as to activate your fat-burning hormones and lose weight in a healthy way.
STOP Consuming ALL Sugar!
– No starchy veggies
– No fruit juice at all and only fruits low in sugar like apples
– No sweets of any kind or products with any type of sugar or sweetener (OK, some stevia and a little honey is fine.)
– No alcohol, cookies, candy, cereals, processed foods with added sugar, etc. – nothing with sugar
Why? Because if your body has simple carbohydrates, it will just use the calories or energy from this source and not bother burning any existing fat reserves.
Note: Don’t bother with the further steps until you have completed step 1.
Eat A Lot Of Vegetables With Beans
– Have greens for breakfast (fried or steamed is fine, even juiced is OK).
– Have large salads for lunch and dinner (follow individual body-type recommendations).
Half your plate in each meal should be made of vegetables!
People who have problems with high blood sugar should intake more dark greens like spinach, parsley celery and kale. You can add more proteins with the help of string beans, asparagus and cauliflower. Sweeten up your juice with apples, beats and carrots. You’ll substitute a meal by adding 2 teaspoons of freshly ground flax seeds and 6 tablespoons.
– Consume Vegetable Protein Only and Use Healthy Oil/Fat
Another important dietary change includes replacing all animal protein with legumes such as beans and lentils. Coconut oil is a great alternative to butter, and olive oil to sunflower oil. You should also gradually cut down carbohydrates from vegetables such as rice and other whole grains to half a serving.
It’s good to know that your body depends on protein to build new muscle and tissue during exercise. In addition, both protein and oil (fat) keep you full longer while curbing unhealthy cravings. That’s why you should include some healthy oil and a good portion of protein with each meal. If you don’t, you’ll start craving for carbs as you’ll be nutrient deficient. This will only hamper your weight loss results.
Eat Less And Stick To A Tight Eating Schedule
– Never eat after 7 pm, not even fruit. Try to eat earlier at around 4 or 5 pm.
– Drink only water with lemon or herbal teas between meals and not fruit juices.
– Eat 3 small meals a day or just 2 meals, or just have a salad for dinner. In other words, EAT LESS!
– Replace all the sugary drinks, including the natural fruit juices with lemon water or herbal teas between meals.
Do not forget that skipping meals is bad for you. Instead, try having a late breakfast or an early dinner. The best thing you can do is to cook your meals by yourself, eat slowly, and stop when you feel full.
IMPORTANT: THIS STEP IS NOT SIMPLE AT ALL AND IT MAY TAKE YOU A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR EVEN A MONTH
STEP #4 (OPTIONAL)
Light Weight Training – Do 30 Minutes Every Other Day
– Take up 10 minutes of solid cardio first, like running in place or biking to break a sweat, and get your heart rate up.
– Do at least two sets each and rest 1–2 minutes in between the sets.
– Each set should be until you have some muscle strain (work up to it).
– Do some cardio to warm up and cool down, but focus on the weight training to build muscle.