Triggering fat-burning hormones is easy once you know these 10 fat-burning secrets.
One of the main reasons that people fail at weight loss is that they don’t use their body’s natural fat-burning hormones to their advantage.
Hormones are chemical messengers that enable it to carry out numerous functions. They influence your metabolism, which is how your body derives energy from food. When you don’t understand how hormones work, you could diet and exercise and still not lose weight.
Secret #1 - Starving Yourself Builds Body Fat
Your body was built for self-preservation. When you starve yourself to lose weight, it goes into survival mode by storing fat. Your metabolism shuts down as your body fights to hold onto the fat you don’t want. Your metabolism gets really out of whack when you go from starvation to gorging, which often happens with these diets.
Secret #2 - Refined Sugars and Grains Make You Hungry and Fat
Grain is often touted as a healthy food choice. Unfortunately, many refined grains found in bread, cereal, and similar products are high in calories and more difficult for your body to digest. Refined sugar is nothing more than empty calories that quickly turns to fat in the body. It’s also highly addictive, which can sabotage your weight loss efforts.
Secret #3 - Excess Sugar Mixed with Excess Protein Can Affect Health and Digestion
Protein is normally good for you and many health experts recommend getting plenty of protein with breakfast. However, too much protein combined with excess sugar can cause constipation and other digestion problems. Since sugar is difficult for your body to metabolize, it gets stored as excess fat.
Secret #4 - Overeating Leads to Weight Gain
Many people vastly underestimate how much they eat. It can be a real eye-opener to record the calorie content of everything you consume in a day. When you take in more calories than you burn, your body stores it as fat. It really is as simple as that.
Secret #5 - Consuming Alcohol Triggers Insulin Which Causes Weight Gain
Unlike carbohydrates, fat, and protein, your body can’t store alcohol and attempts to metabolize it immediately. Insulin is what your body uses to remove glucose from the blood. When too much alcohol is present, it becomes inefficient at doing this and you develop insulin resistance. This can lead to diabetes and weight gain.
Secret #6 - Caffeine and Sugar Found in Colas or Coffee Increases Appetite and Hinders Weight Loss
Caffeine has been scientifically proven to increase appetite. Some people mistakenly believe that its stimulant effect will help them be more active and therefore lose weight. Unfortunately, caffeine produces more of a jittery effect that can make you crave certain types of food ingredients such as sugar or carbohydrates. Like sugar, it’s also highly addictive.
Secret #7 – No Exercise or the Wrong Exercise Can Increase Body Fat
A sedentary lifestyle will obviously cause weight gain. What many people don’t realize is that performing certain types of exercise to excess without consuming enough nutrients can cause fat storage instead of depletion. Aerobic and muscle-building exercises are prime examples of this. Both increase adrenal hormone production that cause fat deposits. Regularly engaging in moderate exercise is a good compromise and best for your weight loss efforts.
Secret #8 - Too Much Stress Can Cause Weight Gain
Your body releases cortisol in response to stress, which it then stores as excess fat when the stress doesn’t resolve itself. Additionally, many people soothe themselves in stressful situations by overeating. Learning to manage stress and not using food to fill an emotional void are essential if you want to achieve long-term success with weight loss.
Secret #9 - Poor Sleeping Habits Cause Weight Gain
When you’re tired during the day, you tend to reach for sugary snacks or caffeinated beverages as a pick-me-up. This may give you a short boost of energy, but it also causes you to take in excess calories. In contrast, a well-rested person feels satisfied with regularly scheduled meals consisting of healthy food. If you struggle with insomnia, speak to your doctor about the best ways to beat it so you can also beat your weight problem.
Secret #10 - Poor Liver Function Reduces Elimination of Fat and Toxins
Your liver plays a key role in digestion. Toxins from pesticides, food additives, and the large amount of fat in the American diet are all highly stressful for the liver. As the largest organ in your body, it is responsible to cleanse and filter blood. It can’t do this effectively when its function has been compromised. Knowing what the toxins are and how to reduce or eliminate them can help you deal much better with the frustrating problem of unwanted cellulite.
If you have additional questions about these 10 fat-burning secrets, don’t hesitate to contact us at Fairwood Health & Body Transition.