4 Ways To Make Your Hormones Go Into Weight Loss Mode
The fact is that losing weight – and keeping it – is one of the hardest things a person can do. The huge amount of false information on the subject makes it even more difficult. Not to mention so-called health educators, who are called “the secret of weight loss” newer and larger, usually by promoting the latest products fast weight loss.
In other words, it’s about profits and more about health – business as usual in the alleged weight loss industry.
At this stage, it must be known that there is more weight loss (and weight gain) than “eating properly and exercising”. Again, the knowledge must be common, but it is not.
Genetics, bowel health, chronic infections, nutrient deficiencies, environmental toxins … all of these affect the ability of the individual to lose weight. Oh, there’s also a ‘small’ issue of balancing your hormones.
If you do not take anything else away from this article, so be it: all the above factors are interrelated. While we will focus more on rebalancing the hormones in this article, we will also give some tips that explain all weight loss factors, including exercise and diet habits.
Get your hormones in a weight loss mode
Hormonal imbalances are a very important component of weight loss – mainly cortisol, insulin, thyroid, and sex hormones (including estrogen and testosterone). Today, we will discuss four ways to put these hormones in the position of losing weight.
1. Get the right amount of nutrients.
It is not a mystery that thyroid health is critical to weight loss. Therefore, we must maintain the health of our thyroid gland. A large part of doing this is getting proper nutrition in proper quantities.
Hypothyroidism, also referred to as inactive thyroid gland, is a disorder characterized by reduced production of thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism affects about 20% of women and 10% of men. Often, the condition is not diagnosed.
One of the major causes of hypothyroidism is iodine deficiency. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 30% of the world’s population is iodine deficient. Other nutrients that affect thyroid health include selenium, zinc and iron.
Food sources: iodine, seafood, dairy products, soybeans and supplements
• Food sources of zinc: seafood, poultry, eggs, legumes, soybeans and dietary supplements
• Iron food sources: beans, legumes, iron-fortified cereals, tofu, supplements
Recommended daily intake (RDI): iodine, 150 μg (mcg); zinc, 15 mg. Iron, 17-19 milligrams for women, 19-20.5 for men.
2. Reduce exposure to stress
A certain level of tension is expected. At the right levels, stress can be healthy for us. However, it is common in the “get up and go” society to accept just over stress as part of life. This is a mistake – and the possibility of being expensive.
Prolonged exposure to stress activates the pathways of metabolic resistance, often causing insulin resistance and weight gain. The reason for these physical and psychological changes is the cortisol hormone. While the critical hormone of consciousness and survival, high cortisol levels disrupt the normal functioning of the metabolic system and slow digestion.
The solution? Avoid unnecessary stress. Although everyone is different, common pressures include:
• Poisonous people
• Unfinished work
• Inability to leave
• Regrets the past
• Financial hardship
While these two may be beyond your control right now, you have alternatives to accepting unnecessary pressure. We will talk about relaxation techniques afterwards.
3. Exercise “active relaxation” every day.
Please understand this crucial point: You (you alone) can control your mind. Sure, he does not look like that, does he? The reason for this is that we humans are infected with what the Japanese call the “monkey mind”. Like how a monkey moves, moves and swings around it – the mind likes to jump from one idea to another.
It is also necessary to understand the connection of mind and body. Tension, shallow breathing, harsh posture – all these things directly affect the brain. Make it a practice to sit and stand upright and relaxed. Relieve tension in your shoulders and muscles. repeat.
Active relaxation techniques include anything you think of things. Get a massage, take a hot bath, or take a deep breath.
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Now, if you are trying to change your mind and control it, there is nothing better than normal meditation. Meditation is no more than just attention to the present moment, usually focusing on breathing deeply. Of course, there is much more to discipline – and there is a lot to be gained by becoming a skilled practitioner. The most useful (and elusive!) Being the mastery of the mind.