When your body goes against your efforts and stores fat “naturally”, losing weight becomes difficult … Focus on 3 tips to boost the hormones that activate the fat burning process!
When the body is deprived of food, so of calories, it stores fat in prevention. However, you can control this process by stimulating the burning of fat, while controlling the storage of fat in the body.
Testosterone, the sex hormone that burns fat!
A hormone of desire in men, testosterone is an androgenic hormone that helps burn fat and lose weight. Testosterone facilitates the development of muscles, which helps to burn fat. Indeed, this hormone eliminates fat while increasing muscle mass. Testosterone helps boost fat metabolism and regulate glucose and insulin levels in the body.
Testosterone is present in women, but at a very low rate. This hormone is primarily a male sex hormone, which is why men:
– Burns fats more easily than women
– Have more muscle mass
– Lose weight more easily
The hormones responsible for storing fat:
Insulin is a hormone that reduces blood sugar during the metabolic process. But when insulin is excessively secreted by the pancreas, we talk about hyperinsulinism. To know that an excess of insulin causes a storage of fat by the body thus a weight gain.
On the other hand, when carbohydrate-rich foods are consumed, they are transformed into glucose which, after several processes, enters the bloodstream. This leads to increased blood sugar levels. The blood sugar then returns to its optimal level by triggering the production of insulin, which in turn will store excess glucose, in the form of fat, in the muscle tissue and liver.
In times of stress, crisis, anger and sadness, the stress hormone is secreted, causing a strong desire to eat. And of course, we will seek to consume small delicacies rich in fat and calories to counteract this stress. Result: a weight gain!
Cortisol, or the stress hormone, is a hormone whose secretion is triggered during periods of psychological or physical stress. To help the body and help control stress, a secretion of cortisol is triggered, which stimulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats leading to a high blood sugar level. In turn, this high sugar level stimulates insulin production leading to fat storage and increased appetite.
This is the female sex hormone par excellence … Estrogen prevents weight loss because it promotes the storage of fat, especially during pregnancy.
Estrogen promotes weight gain by contributing to water retention and increasing fat production. The latter is mainly stored at the buttocks and thighs. Recall that in women, fat is about 25% of body mass.
All of these hormones, and others like adrenaline, increase and promote the production of fat, preventing weight loss and increasing the risk of overweight and obesity.
Here are 3 steps to lose weight and burn fat:
Step 1: Avoid insulin resistance
If your body is resistant to insulin, you will definitely notice a growing fat storage. To avoid this, simply avoid the consumption of sugar.
This is easy to do, do not consume more sweetened processed foods (cookies, sweets, chocolates, sodas …) and opt for natural foods (fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish …) and natural sugars such as organic honey .
Step 2: Decrease cortisol production
To lose weight, it is also necessary to reduce the production of cortisol. Keep in mind that cortisol is secreted because of stress and psychic and physical anxiety, which should make you learn to control your stress.
Consider engaging in relaxation activities such as yoga and meditation, which will help you relax your mind while minimizing the side effects of nervousness that stimulate cortisol production.
Step 3: Stimulate testosterone production
But avoid “false supplements” of testosterone in the form of tablets or injections. To increase your testosterone levels and burn fat faster, just play sports!
This means that women should try to lift heavier weights to increase their muscle mass, and to do more cardio exercises. All of these activities will help you lose weight and burn fat fast.
Hormones play a big role in fat burning. By following these steps, you can boost your body’s ability to burn fat. Note that if your body is struggling to maintain its hormonal balance, body fat becomes more important.