Secret to Fat loss and Abdomen Fat reduction.
To be healthy you should lose weight, but it is exactly opposite. You should be healthy to lose weight.
Old Formula of Fat loss was,
Calorie In – Exercise (Calorie Out) = Fat loss.
New formula for Fat loss is,
Hormonal Balance + Calorie In – Exercise (Calorie Out) = Long lasting fat loss.
What Are Hormones, And What Do They Do?
Understanding the major hormones and what they do will help patients take control of their health.
Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions and mood.
Hormones control our appetites and stimulate metabolism, achieving and maintaining hormonal balance plays an essential role in achieving lasting fat loss. Yes, diet and exercise are important, but so are sleeping well, reducing toxin exposure, maintaining healthy liver function, optimizing digestion, limiting stress, and conquering inflammation. All of these factors can influence our hormonal activity_ and weight-loss success-in truly dramatic ways.
With such a level of hormonal imbalance been common now, that many people doesn’t know how to feel healthy anymore.
Hormones also directly affect your appearance. Besides body composition, the look and feel of your skin and hair are influenced by hormones. If you want to look fresher, stimulate your metabolism, lose fat mainly around abdomen, feel calmer, sleep better, get stronger and focus better, gaining control over your hormonal balance is important. Since hormones control our appetites and stimulate metabolism, achieving and maintaining hormonal balance plays an essential role in achieving lasting fat loss. Yes, diet and exercise are important, but so are sleeping well, reducing toxin exposure, optimizing digestion, limiting stress, and conquering inflammation. All of these factors can influence our hormonal activity.
Cortisol has been called the “stress hormone” because of the way it assists the body in responding to stress. This is just one of several functions of this important hormone.
Melatonin levels change throughout the day, increasing after dark to trigger the responses that cause sleep.
Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It causes puberty, increases bone density, triggers facial hair growth, and causes muscle mass growth and strength.
When they are in proper balance, hormones help the body thrive, but small problems with hormones can cause serious and life-altering symptoms.
Few example that wreak Hormone Havoc.
When you encounter a perceived threat — a large dog barks at you during your morning walk, for instance — your brain release a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and Cortisol increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream so that you are ready to run.
Cortisol also curbs functions that would be nonessential or detrimental in a fight-or-flight situation. It alters immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system, the reproductive system and growth processes. This complex natural alarm system also communicates with regions of your brain that control mood, motivation and fear.
The body’s stress-response system is usually self-limiting. Once a perceived threat has passed, hormone levels return to normal. As adrenaline and cortisol levels drop, your heart rate and blood pressure return to baseline levels, and other systems resume their regular activities.
But when stressors are always present and you constantly feel under attack, that fight-or-flight reaction stays turned on.This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:
Memory and concentration impairment
Poor Sleep Habits
Cortisol, the hormone typically associated with stress, also controls fat and sugar metabolism. It peaks in the morning, once again around dinner time, and then falls around 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. .If you’re not getting enough sleep, you will delay the fall of cortisol, meaning it will reach its peak later in the evening, increasing appetite and cravings for sweets and fats.
A sleep-deprived brain responds more strongly to junk food, registering those salty chips as extra tasty, and even changing neural activity in a way that makes it harder to say no to things you know you should avoid.
What’s more, shorter bouts of snoozing mean you’re less likely to fall into the deep sleep stage, a crucial time for growth hormone release. This hormone repairs tissues that have been stressed out and is really important for balancing metabolism. The good news is getting enough shut-eye will stabilize hormones levels, even after only a couple nights of solid sleep.
Having trouble drifting off? That nocturnal Candy Crush habit could be tricking your brain into thinking it’s daytime. Even just a little light stimulus from devices lowers melatonin, a hormone made in the brain that increases at night but drops off during the morning when we sense more light. Try putting away smartphones, laptops, and TVs 30 minutes before bed..
Exercise lower the risk for disease, a boosted mood, even an improved sex life. But, hitting the gym like crazy can rebound on your body. You will be overproducing adrenaline and endorphins hormones. Having just enough of these hormones gives us that perked-up feeling after working out, but too much and they’ll go overboard, acting like extreme painkillers thereby disturbing hormonal system. Hence we find people even after good diet and proper exercise find it difficult to lose weight specially around belly as their hormonal system has gone for a toss.
Deadlines, meetings, traveling etc. there are a ton of things that can cause us to delay meal time or forget it all together. If you skip a meal once in a while, but, if you make a regular habit of ditching breakfast or pushing lunch back to 4 p.m. You’ll be messing with your appetite hormones, leptin and ghrelin, which control fullness and hunger, respectively. If this happens over time, your body won’t be able to register its hunger and fullness signals properly.
BPA in some water bottles, added hormones in dairy and livestock, and possible additives (such as parabens and phthalates) in your favorite mascara or shampoo. These chemicals alone aren’t necessary lethal, but even in small doses they do make a difference. Avoid re-heating food in plastic Tupperware, and look for products that are paraben- and phthalate-free. It might be a little melodramatic to think that everything around you is poison, but the effects are cumulative. Drinking out of a plastic water bottle isn’t a death sentence, but if you’re also zapping your takeout containers, choosing non-organic dairy, and using up with the wrong shampoo, it can all add up.
Birth Control and other Medicines
Hormonal birth control has empowered women to plan (and avoid) pregnancies. But, hormonal contraception come with potential negative side effects.Birth control pills suppress hormone production, meaning taking them, 20-year-olds will have hormonal levels of menopausal women. Their estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels would be similar to a 50-year-old.
It’s easy to take our hormones for granted, but once you recognize their hefty résumé you’ll want to cut them some slack. Simple things like eating a clean diet, hitting the bed on schedule, and being aware of hormone disrupters will ensure they’re running smoothly — so you can, too.
Things to Improve your Hormonal System.
It’s a Three Step Process.
a) By doing regular Pranayam or any Breathing techniques. No heavy exercise like weight training and rigorous cardio exercise. This is the best form to balance your mind and in turn balance your hormonal system which then gives right signal to body to carry each function in right way.
b) Having sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. Sleep by 10.30 p.m. and wake up by 6- 6.30 p.m.
c) Attending Detox or Panchakaram program for atleast 15 -30 days.
2. Manage Stress:-
a) Work on Stress management plan. It can be Relationship, Financial, Workplace issue. Work with Counsellor and Financial Planner.
b) Have right food in right quantity and at right time. Prepare a diet plan as per your current medical issue and blood group preferably from Ayurvedic nutritionist or Naturopathy consultant as some food are allergic to few and can impact and irritate your digestive system thereby impacting food absorption and metabolism.
a) Start with regular exercise program 4-5 hours per week which includes breathing techniques, Cardio or weight training or swimming or any sports you like.
b) Eat whatever you like but right food at right time and right quantity.
c) Have proper sleep, massage program.
d) Take time for breathing techniques and Meditation.
e) Avoid toxic people, discussion and environment.
Finally ultimate secret for hormonal balance is to be Happy all the time and avoid stressful / frightening thoughts. Take each day as it come and have faith in Supreme being.