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10 Habits That Balance Hormones So You Can Lose Weight

If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, there may be several reasons for that.

Many people try different weight loss programs, but they are not suitable for everyone. Dr. Sara Gottfried shared the secret to losing weight without exhausting your body. By implementing the following habits based on Gottfried’s course called ”How to Balance Your Hormones for Glowing Skin, Deeper Sleep, and Better Digestion,” you will improve your overall health and get super fit.

To be more precise, excess weight leads to inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to fat accumulation, which causes hormone imbalance. Then, hormone imbalance increases the risk of developing many diseases.

So, how to balance your hormones naturally?

Follow this strategy which consists of 10 steps to reduce your cravings, maintain your muscle mass, and burn fat.

Eat protein 

Foods which contain protein promote the process of burning fat. Also, it prevents food cravings as it keeps you feeling full longer and boosts your energy. Foods like beans, lentils, and legumes are high in protein.

Practice high-interval training 

Performing high-interval training helps you burn fat faster. For this effective fat burning workout, you should combine exercising at a high intensity for 30-45, take a 2-3 minute break in between and then exercise at a lower intensity.

Avoid gluten and dairy

Gluten and lactose intolerance are very common. Reduce the intake of foods which contain gluten and dairy products in order to prevent inflammation, digestive disorders, and insulin resistance.

Eat purslane 

Purslane contains omega-3 fatty acids which can reverse fructose damage. Also, this vegetable is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals which promote the process of losing weight. Moreover, its nutrients boost your memory and brain power.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting will help you lose belly fat. Consult a fitness trainer before you start this program. You shouldn’t try intermittent fasting if you are pregnant, nursing, if you have had an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia, and if you struggle with sleep disorders.

Reduce the intake of fructose

Fructose slows your digestion and does not keep you fuller longer. This type of sugar found in fruits stimulates insulin and leptin resistance, which can lead to inflammation, belly fat, and liver disease.

Avoid alcohol 

Sugary juices, sodas, and alcohol are your enemies when you are trying to lose weight. These drinks inhibit your body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

Get a good night’s sleep

Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night in order to control cortisol production and insulin levels in the body. The lack of sleep leads to chronic fatigue and obesity.

Increase adiponectin levels 

Increase the intake of fiber. Pistachios and pumpkin seeds are high in fiber. Get at least 35 grams of fiber every day to prevent storage of fat and boost your metabolism.

Stress management 

High levels of stress and cortisol affect your weight and muscle building. Do relaxing activities like yoga, meditation, walking, essential oil baths, reading or dancing.

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