Activate Your Fat Burning Hormones in Just Three Steps
There really is not a big philosophy behind a healthy and a successful weight loss. Basically, it all comes down to cutting back on your sugar intake, processed foods, consuming a lot of vegetables, especially green ones, focusing on consuming only vegetable protein, and increasing the intake of healthy oil/fat.
It will make a great difference for you if you follow a strict eating schedule consisted of three small meals and if you avoid eating any food after 7 pm. Finally, doing some light weight training can increase your results in losing weight as well.
Fat Burning Hormones
But, not a lot of people are aware that often, the unhealthy weight gain is the result of hormones working their way in the body. For an example, the stress hormone has repeatedly been linked to gaining weight, obesity and over consumption.
Aside from the factors such as genetics and a great deal of stress, the food you consume is mostly responsible for the work of your hormones. This is why we have created a regimen from three steps which can help you keep your weight successfully and keep your hormones within balance all the while activating the hormones which are responsible for burning fat and losing some weight in a healthy manner.
First step – cut back on all the sugar!
The most important thing that should always be on your mind is that if you have set your goal to lose some extra pounds, the absolute first thing you need to be aware of is the negative role that the carbs might have on your goal. One thing you have to know – the carbs you digest are all through foods high in sugar such as cookies, alcohol, starchy vegetables, processed foods and they all provide you with an easy source of energy that your body uses instead of your fat reserves. So, cutting down on all your carbs when you are on a diet is a must for you!
Second step – remember that you can’t continue to step two if you haven’t completed step one!
- Increase the vegetable consumption – if you increase your consumption of vegetables with each passing day, especially the greens and the raw vegetables, you will notice an immediate difference. The raw and steamed greens require more calories and energy to digest, making it a perfect fit for any weight loss regime. Plus, their high content in fiber is great for cleaning the intestines. If you want to get optimal results, you can consume greens for breakfast and salads for lunch and dinner.
- Alternative to this – juice the vegetables! – another thing that is beneficial for your weight loss process is juicing the vegetables, but, when they are depleted of the fiber, the juices veggies are not as healthy as the fresh ones. The dark greens we all know, such as the celery, parsley, spinach and kale are recommended to the people who are struggling with blood sugar issues. If you want to add more protein to your juices, add some asparagus, cauliflower or some string beans. And, if you are interested in sweetening up the taste a bit, then the best choice may be the carrots apples or beets. If you want a super tasty alternative for a meal you can also add 6 tablespoons of hemp seeds and 2 teaspoons of freshly ground flax seeds.
- Consume only vegetable protein and use only healthy oil/fat – one another very important change in your dietary plan should be replacing all your animal protein with the legumes such as lentils and beans. A great alternative to the butter is the coconut oil, and a great alternative to the sunflower oil is the olive oil. Also, gradually cut down on the carbs from the vegetables such as the rice and the whole grains to half of a serving. It is very good to be aware that your body relies on the protein in order to build new muscle tissue during exercises. In addition to all of this, both the protein and the oil will keep you fuller for a longer period of time. This is why you should think about including some healthy oils and a portion of protein in each of your meals. If you don’t do this, you will start craving carbs and you will immediately make yourself deficient in nutrients. This can only hamper your weight loss results.
Third step – following a tight eating schedule!
When you are trying to lose some weight, it is very important to train your body too. This means having the mindset not to crave any food after 7 pm. The last meal you should have should be around 5 pm.
Also, you need to try consuming three small meals in a day or two meals and a salad for dinner in order to make your body effectively burn fat. Also, substitute all sugary drinks with natural fruit juices, lemon water or herbal teas in between each meal.
It will not do you much good if you skip a meal. But, you can opt for a late breakfast or an early dinner. It is highly recommended that you cook your meals yourself, eat slowly and stop eating the moment you feel full. This is a phase that may take you a few weeks or even a month.
Finally, the fourth step (optional) – do some light weight training.
Last of all, a very important thing to do while losing weight is adding some light weight exercises because this will further stimulate the the burning of your fat reserves. You can even do this by exercising for a period of thirty minutes every other day.
The protein that will activate the burning of the fat reserves will be in charge for building up your new muscle tissue. For an example, you can include a solid 10 minute of cardio, such as running or biking just to get your heart rate up, and then some weight training for your muscles.
Do at least two sets of each exercise and rest for a minute between sets. Do them until you feel a strain on your muscles.