5 hormones that you need to reset to burn fat faster: If, despite all the diets and measures, you are still gaining fat, then it is time to see if your body has low thyroid hormone levels. These can cause your metabolism to go down. You should also check if your insulin levels are higher than normal.
Here are 5 cases of hormone imbalance, which are the main reason that you can not win the fight with body fat.
1. Lower insulin resistance to consume glucose.
Insulin is one of the major factors that regulate how your body converts glucose from food into energy or stores it as fat. If you are insulin resistant, the glucose or sugar in your blood will accumulate and your body will produce more and more insulin, leading to diabetes.
How to lower your insulin resistance:
Make a strict low carb diet to keep blood sugar levels normal.
Add avocados, lean proteins, berries, pepper, pomegranates and fiber-rich cereals to your diet to make your body more sensitive to insulin. Try to do more sport.
2. Lower your cortisol level to stop frustration.
Cortisol is a stress hormone that regulates your response when you are exposed to stressful situations, but if you are too often or almost always exposed to such situations your body will experience a cortisol surplus and the result is a craving for sugary and fatty products.
How to lower your cortisol level:
Sleep at least 7 hours each night. Add cottage cheese, turkey, kiwi and cherries to your diet for a better night’s sleep, and avoid using electronic devices for at least 2 hours before bed.
Exercise to adjust your body to higher levels of cortisol and release more endorphins. Try yoga and meditation.
3. Balance your estrogen levels so as not to store fat.
Estrogen is the female sex hormone that is also important for weight control. It also regulates insulin levels. You may have too much estrogen due to certain foods like meat or too little estrogen because of a PCO syndrome or due to obesity.
How to balance your estrogen levels:
If your estrogen levels are too low, include more fruits, fresh vegetables (except cruciferous vegetables), fish and whole grains in your diet and limit your caffeine intake.
If your estrogen levels are too high, add cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli or cabbage to your diet and gently steam or fry them.
4. Get enough testosterone to burn fat better.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is very important for balancing the metabolism. Too little testosterone can lead to higher fat mass and lower muscle mass, which slows down the metabolism and the ability to burn fat and carbohydrates
How to increase your testosterone levels:
• Reduce foods with phytoestrogens (herbal estrogens) such as soy to lower testosterone levels • Avoid bread, alcohol and sugary drinks • Do not drink water from bisphenol A (BPA) containing plastic bottles
5. Actively activate the thyroid to boost your metabolism.
Thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) determine the metabolic rate for all body cells, so hypothyroidism can slow down the body, including the metabolic system, and give you weight gain. This hormonal balance makes you tired, which makes training and other activities more difficult.
How to treat hypothyroidism:
Avoid caffeine, soy, iodized and refined carbohydrates, try to eat more protein and avoid gluten, cook goitrogenic vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cabbage or cauliflower.
Go to the sun.
Do activities that reduce stress, such as yoga, because thyroid problems are always associated with stress.