Fat Burning Hormones
As I’ve been discussing, unless your hormones are functioning properly it will be difficult, if not impossible, to lose weight. In fact, over time as toxins from the environment accumulates in your body, the receptors that are supposed to receive hormones get ‘plugged’ reducing their effectiveness.
There are some foods that will increase fat-making hormones and others that decrease it. These foods will be a valuable tool as you learn how to lose weight without counting calories. Even if you don’t need to lose weight, these foods are important to improve overall health. Following Part 3, I’ll explain all about these important foods.
In part 1, I reviewed the first of the 6 Fat-Burning hormones. Here are the next 3.
- Adrenaline– made in the adrenal glands, it has many important functions as it prepares your body for a stressful situation. It increases metabolism, heart rate and blood pressure. Is the most important hormone that releases fat from fat cells. Exercise triggers adrenaline.
- Thyroid Hormones– also known as T3 and T4, made in the Thyroid. T3 and T4 control the speed of your metabolism.
- Testosterone– many people don’t realize that women need testosterone too. In fact, testosterone is not only made in the testicles, but it is made in the adrenal glands AND the ovaries too. Testosterone is involved in giving you lean muscle and sex drive. It is stimulated by exercise.
Next, I will review the 3 fat-storing hormones so that you get the full picture of how these 9 hormones play a role in regulating proper weight and health.