Listen, if the media’s advice is anything to go by, the only reason people gain weight is because they eat too much and don’t exercise enough.
This calories in/calories out paradigm is often seen as the gold standard in measuring whether someone should be losing or gaining fat.
But is it really the whole story?
We all know that obesity rates continue to climb at an alarming rate…
And how many people do you know that eat well, exercise regularly and yet still can’t seem to shed a single pound?
In some cases, they even continue to put on weight even though they’re doing everything they’ve been told to the letter.
Maybe you’ve been in that situation yourself!
In fact, studies show that weight gain can have more to do with your hormones and how they affect the fat levels in your body than it does with exercise or the amount of food you’re eating.
And your hormones can be affected not only by the food you eat, but by your environment, your mental state and your lifestyle.
Food is just one part of this puzzle.
Let’s take a look at some of the different hormones and how they affect body composition.
Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck.
Although it isn’t very large it’s a vitally important hormonal gland that plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and maturation of the human body.
The hormones that it secretes play a significant part in deciding how much fat your body decides to store.
When the thyroid gland is abnormally sluggish, this is a condition known as “hypothyroidism”.
This condition can cause a multitude of unwelcome symptoms that affect body composition, including unexplained weight gain and muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness.
Sometimes symptoms can manifest themselves by pushing you to make poor food choices, further exacerbating the problem of weight gain.
If you’ve found yourself in front of the fridge at 1 am craving something sweet, it might be your thyroid hormone levels that are to blame.
Low levels of thyroid hormone can have knock-on effects to other hormonal processes, which can be reversed as soon as normal levels are restored.
Why do people have a sluggish thyroid?
Studies show that it’s NOT genetic as many “experts” would claim.
In fact, the real reason is eating foods at the wrong time, especially with restrictive low calorie and low carb diets that can cause the thyroid to slow to a crawl.
Although it’s primarily a female reproductive hormone, both men and women need estrogen for normal sexual function.
However, it is increasingly more common for estrogen levels to be outside of the normal range in both sexes.
In fact, I’d even say that we’re currently in the midst of an estrogen epidemic where cases of low testosterone in men and breast cancer in women are higher than ever.
In everyday life the exposure and subsequent increase in estrogen can lead to water retention, weight gain and bloating.
As if this isn’t enough, it is a self-propagating problem.
What’s more is that the more fat cells a person has, the more estrogen their body will produce.
Once this cycle has started, unless a balance is restored, weight gain is inevitable.
Why else do people get high estrogen?
It’s not only from diet. There are now so many sources of xenoestrogens (estrogen produced outside of the body) in the environment and in our homes.
These include pesticides, plastics, preservatives, cleaning detergents and even skin care products.
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use.
What does your body do with glucose that it’s storing for future use?
Turns it into fat and uses it to pump up that spare tire around your waist! Too much insulin in your body can be a fast track to weight gain.
Insulin itself isn’t bad, it’s simply a tool that your body uses to create and store energy.
The real issue is that for many people have consumed sugary foods to such an extent that their insulin response isn’t working as well as it should.
When their body detects the presence of carbohydrates and releases insulin in response, their cells fail to respond to it in the normal way.
This is a condition known as “insulin resistance”.
Often, even if they can lose weight through dieting, unless their insulin response is normalized they are at a high risk of regaining the weight.
Why do people get high insulin?
Studies show that it’s NOT because they’re eating too many sugar and carb-rich foods as media reports often claim.
In fact, carbs are essential for hormonal balance and insulin response. The truth is that most people are not eating carbs at the right time of the day.
Our bodies produce cortisol in response to stressful situations and this reaction is hard-wired into our bodies as part of our survival instinct.
In the modern world, it can seem normal to be always stressed, busy and overworked.
Constantly connected to technology, lacking sleep, worrying about work and finances…
But if your cortisol response is activated too often it can have very negative consequences.
Because if you’re suffering from long-term stress, you’re more prone to storing fat.
Several studies have shown an association between uncontrollable stress and abdominal fat distribution.
One particular study tested the amount of cortisol secreted by overweight women when put in stressful situations.
They found that cortisol secretion might represent a mechanism for the observed association between stress and abdominal fat distribution.
But that isn’t all.
Because cortisol is used to break down tissue, if it’s elevated above the normal levels for a time, it will start to break down the most available source of protein in your body: your muscles.
This combination of extra fat storage and decreased muscle mass makes chronically elevated levels of cortisol a double blow for body composition.
Why else do people have high cortisol?
Mainstream advice would have you believe it’s only stress levels. Manage these and it’ll be fine, they say.
While this is partly true, it’s far from being the only cause of high cortisol.
More in depth studies show that persistently high levels of cortisol are caused as much by eating the wrong foods and poor exercise habits than by stress.
Testosterone is a hormone that is usually associated with men so you might be surprised to learn that women produce it too, albeit in far smaller quantities.
In fact, both men and women need this hormone to maintain muscle tone, energy and sex drive.
And while having low testosterone levels can be highly detrimental to health for a man, women aren’t let off the hook either.
In fact, a study into the link between low testosterone levels in women and mortality concluded that low baseline testosterone in women is associated with increased all-cause mortality.
And in men, the main symptoms of low testosterone are reduced libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass and strength, increased fat tissue, weak bones, depressed mood and fatigue.
Testosterone has long been known to affect body fat distribution in both men and women and studies back this up.
Why else do men and women get low testosterone?
Studies show that low testosterone can have a whole bunch of causes, starting from the presence of too many toxins in the environment, to eating too many low fat foods, to having not enough sex.
Listen, it’s really a lot simpler than it seems.
The fact is that due to misguided nutrition advice, most people are making one of the following monumental mistakes that when it comes to priming hormones for weight loss.
If you’re making one or more of the following mistakes you probably find it pretty near impossible to burn fat and get slim.
Look, restrictive dieting isn’t just failing you and millions of others, it’s downright dangerous.
And that includes the latest popular fad: low carb diets.
While avoiding carbs for a couple of weeks will see you lose a few pounds, you’ll eventually start to suffer from fatigue, low energy, impossible sugar cravings and eventual rebound weight gain after a few days or weeks.
Does anybody really want that?
Once you start to starve your body or calories and essential carbs, your thyroid drops down to lowest gear, into survival mode and stops burning fat.
The strangest advice I see in the mainstream media these days is that you must only eat carbs in the mornings and never at night in order to lose weight.
Nearly everyone believes this funny fairy tale but in fact, its very existence is currently making it much harder for millions to lose weight.
Eating carbs early in the day causes a hefty spike in insulin, up and down blood sugar and brain fog throughout the rest of the day. Not the ideal way to tell your body to burn fat.
Most people don’t have a clue about how controversial chemicals that are actually banned in some parts of the world are in their bathroom cabinet, on their skin, and in their refrigerators.
We’ve identified 4 dangerous chemicals that lurk in people’s homes and offices that are highly toxic to hormones and cause a disruption of the hormone signalling system that regulates your metabolism…
If one or more of these is around you, you’ll be facing an uphill challenge to get in shape.
Possibly the most harmful chemical assaulting your body is Bisphenol A (otherwise known as BPA)..
BPA is a synthetic compound that has been used widely in consumer products for more than 55 years. 8 billion pounds of this chemical are used every year in the manufacture of plastics, thermal paper, food and beverage containers, water pipes, toys, medical equipment and more.
Men whose mothers are exposed to this chemical during pregnancy are more prone to enlarged prostates and low sperm counts.
Women who are exposed to excessive amounts after puberty stop producing viable eggs, likely caused poor estrogen production.
Another deadly one is phthalates….
This family of chemicals is used in plastic products such as children’s pacifiers, toys, water bottles and food packaging in order to make them soft, durable and flexible.
And since Phthalates also absorb odors, you’ll also find them in most scented items such as perfume, household cleaners, soap, shampoo, hairspray and laundry detergent.
Korean scientists recently looked at the urinary Phlalates levels of obese children and found that they were much higher than kids of normal body weight.
Scientists at the Sinai Medical Center in New York ran a similar study on young girls and found the same relationship between urinary Phlalate levels and increased body mass index.
Scientists have even coined a new term for this and they are now commonly described in the medical literature as environmental Obesogens… AKA, an environmental chemical linked to obesity…
Parabens are another class of chemicals in cosmetics products and you’ll find them in almost every personal care item sitting on your bathroom shelf.
In 1998, British researchers at Brunel University discovered that parabens mimic the female hormone estrogen.
High paraben concentrations in males can lead to more body fat, lower muscle mass and gynecomastia.. And Japanese research linked exposure to low testosterone levels.
And let’s not forget about Benzene…
According the the World Health Organization, benzene has been associated with a range of acute and long-term adverse health effects and diseases, including cancer.
This chemical actually has been branded as a Class A Carcinogenic by the Environmental Protection Agency….
But once again, the FDA has done very little to protect you, as this chemical can be found in a host of consumer products including laundry detergent, plastic water bottles, furniture polish, prescription medications, paint, glue, rubber, and more…
What Else Can Toxins Do When Combined?
When toxins enter your body they tend to attach to fat cells, due to the fact that they are fat soluble.
This causes your fat cells to continually release the hormone Leptin into the blood stream..
Leptin is the hormone that tells the brain to burn fat for energy..
And when Leptin is elevated too often the receptors burn out.
So when its receptors are burnt out you experience what is commonly referred to nowadays as weight loss resistance because your Leptin can’t do its job..
In addition to this, toxins also filter into the digestive system, causing bacterial imbalance, abdominal bloating and the inability to absorb enough nutrients.
So not only will you gain weight, you’ll have a bloated tummy and you’ll be malnourished and tired.
This is what leads to so many different diseases like depression, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, and fibro-myalgia, just to name a few.
Conventional dieting and exercise advice in the media encourages people to do 3 things which can actually be very harmful for reaching weight loss goals, and these are:
What they don’t say is that studies show that all 3 of these methods can increase metabolic stress on the body and raise levels of the cortisol hormone.
And higher levels of cortisol can exhaust your adrenal glands, leaving you feeling burnt out and low. As we said earlier, higher cortisol is also linked to further weight gain.
Think about the last time you were at the gym. How many people were pounding away on the treadmills? And how many of them were actually slim?
Listen, it might surprise you to know that research shows that 4 minute workouts can actually be more effective than 60 minute workouts for your testosterone estrogen balance.
Believe it or not, it’s not that hard.
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You’ll be removing the foods from your diet that disrupt your insulin and estrogen levels and replacing them with foods that will flush toxins out of your liver, fat cells and blood, balancing out your hormones in the process.
You’ll also be getting rid of products in your environment that have a proven link to hormonal imbalance.
In fact once you implement the protocols in this phase you’ll feel a boost of energy and you’ll start to sleep better.
This is where you get to eat tasty delicious carbs every night and lose weight.
How does it work?
The trick to stay slim and toned is to eat the right type of carbs with your evening meal! This ensures the glucose your body gets from the food is directed to your muscles and not your fat storage areas such as your belly, hips and thighs.
For ladies this is where muscles tone up and cellulite starts to fade away. Men will notice their muscles becoming harder and stronger.
Remember, you need to eat enough carbs to optimize your fat-burning hormones. It’s not natural to avoid carbs.
Once you implement this the result should be easy, smooth weight loss, especially since you’ve already been through phase 1.
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