Weight loss is a struggle during the entire day, and it is often quite challenging.
Therefore, we are often offered to try various miraculous weight loss solutions, capsules, powders, tea, special programs, and so on.
Due to this, Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-trained MD, and best-selling author, decided to share her secrets for weight loss and better overall health, based on the hormonal balance in the body.
Her course, under the title “How to Balance Your Hormones For Glowing Skin, Deeper Sleep & Better Digestion” uses the key to improved health and weight loss.
Namely, excess weight gain creates inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, leading to additional accumulation of fat, which in turn disrupts the hormonal balance in the body, and causes diseases and various conditions.
When you manage to reverse hormonal misfires, you can control food cravings and burn fat.
According to Gottfried, not all calories are the same, as some store fat in the abdominal areas, and some make you keep muscle and burn fat.
Therefore, to burn belly fat, you need to reset the belly fat hormones — insulin, leptin, cortisol, growth hormone, and adiponectin. She offers the following 10 strategies:
- Eat Protein
The consumption of protein stimulates the fat burning process and keeps you full, so you should increase the intake of protein-rich foods, such as beans, lentils, and legumes.
- Practice HIIT
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) helps you burn body fat. This workout includes exercising at a high intensity for 30-75 seconds, with a 2-3 minute break in between, consisted of exercising at a lower intensity.
- Avoid Gluten and Dairy
Gluten and dairy are the most common food intolerances, and their avoidance will help you lose weight, and treat inflammation, and insulin resistance.
- Eat Purslane
Purslane is the richest source of omega-3s, which reverse the harmful effects of fructose, and is also high in other beneficial nutrients, so it helps you lose weight, and improve your memory and learning skills.
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