Belly Fat And Hormones

By Debbie McNeely November 28, 2017 0

There are two hormones that are very important to know about when you want to lose belly fat. Cortisol and Leptin. Cortisol is a nasty hormone that causes you to store more fat in your belly. Leptin is a hormone that regulates energy and controls metabolism and hunger. If you have enough Leptin your hunger will be more in control.

We all probably already know the dangers of having belly fat, such as a higher chance of heart attack, diabetes, and other illnesses. Studies show that hormone balance directly affects belly fat. It’s not just a normal overweight issue this is a serious problem that can cause many women frustration when it comes to fertility issues, losing weight, especially belly fat.

According to most studies into Leptin Resistance, it is probable that the introduction of high fructose corn syrup, and lectins which are found in high concentrations in beans, cereal grains and nuts and are now added to the food supply (and used in chemical warfare) may be part of the issue of the rise in Leptin Resistance. This isn’t to say not to eat legumes, or nuts, but do avoid foods with additives especially lectins and high fructose corn syrup.

It is clear that hormones play a large part in the addition of belly fat for many women and fortunately you can often control many of these issues with a good diet that is void of additives and chemicals, and full of organic produce, seeds, fish and healthy proteins. The food industry will tell you that lectins and fructose are natural too, and that the body doesn’t know the difference between fructose from an apple or high fructose corn syrup, but if this was true, why have people become more obese than ever? Is it a just a coincidence or is there a reason that adding concentrated versions of natural ingredients is causing serious health issues?

If you have weight gain concentrated in the belly, allergies, fatigue and mood swings it is also possible that you’re suffering from an overdose of estrogenic chemicals. These are present in many things from foods, to drugs, to plastics that line vegetable cans, and they can affect men as well as women. It is important to avoid added chemical estrogens if possible, especially if you’re obese or suffering from excess belly fat. You can accomplish this by avoiding using plastics that are not PBC free, and eating whole, natural organic foods.

Eat foods that are high in Omega 3’s, flavonoids and indoles. Omegas can be found in fatty fish, flaxseeds and hempseeds while flavonoids and indoles are found in bee products, citrus, onions, garlic, broccoli, and cabbage. Avoid herbicides, pesticides, added hormones, soy products and isoflavones as well as all plastic derivatives found in food packaging. Additionally, canola, corn, soy and safflower oils are not good for you and contain too many GMOs so avoid them. A good general rule of thumb is to avoid processed foods in favor of whole foods as often as possible.

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