7 Truths About Hormones And Fat Loss That You Should Know

7 Truths About Hormones And Fat Loss That You Should Know

Here at Garage Warrior, we’re all about giving high-quality information straight…and today, I want to clear up a little bit of confusion in the fitness industry so I can help motivated health seekers like you get the results you want.

Every day, I get emails from women and men who are asking about weight loss. So I want to make sure you get the information you need so that you can achieve your goal as simply and as straight-forward as you possibly can!

If you’ve been having trouble losing weight, it’s common to be told that your hormones are off balance. While it’s possible that there might be some truth in this, sometimes you’re not getting a direct (or complete) answer…

…and this leave room for way too much guesswork.

I don’t know about you, but it can get really confusing when you start Googling “hormones and weight loss.”

So, in this article, we’re going to dive into the 7 truths about hormones and fat loss that YOU need to know if you’re ever going to have any hope of staying focused and taking action on what matters most.

Truth #1 – There Are No Real “Tricks” To Improving Your Hormones For Fat Loss

It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman trying to balance her estrogen and progesterone or a man trying to boost your testosterone. What you’ll find if you do your research is that almost all the protocols that are designed to “improve” your hormones are really fitness programs that have been masked in hormone booster “packaging.”

Don’t get me wrong: many of these programs are good for you; however, the basics never change.

If you eat clean and in such a way that your metabolism naturally does what it’s supposed to do, you’ll be in good shape.

Additionally, you have to exercise, stay away from processed foods, take in enough vegetables, and challenge your muscles a few times a week.

If you do these things, you’ll either get on or stay on the right track because your body will be functioning optimally.

Truth #2 – Sleep Is Highly Underrated

7 Truths About Hormones And Fat Loss That You Should Know - 1Look…the way your brain and body rejuvenate themselves is through sleep. PERIOD.

High-quality, unbroken quality sleep in a dark room solves so many health problems for people that I almost feel like a broken record writing about it so much.

In this day and age, we have so many electronics that mess with our sleep patterns. Additionally, browsing Facebook in bed (something I’m guilty of, too), binge-watching TV, or just simply working longer hours are all huge issues for humans.

A lack of sleep at night directly contributes to weight gain. When you are awake when the sun is down, your body naturally responds to that and produces more of the stress hormone cortisol.

Not going to sleep at night also throws off your whole circadian rhythm and makes you think you’re hungry when you’re actually just tired.

There is no replacement and no pill you can take that will ever make up for a lack of a good night’s sleep.

The bottom line is that you cripple your fat-burning ability when you’re in a sleep deficit.

Truth #3 – Pills, Potions & Powders Are Not Your Saviors!

There are indeed supplements that improve the health of your hormones to burn fat and build muscle.  Still, taking supplements in the hopes of making a significant change in your fat burning ability without a major overhaul of your diet is futile.

Don’t depend on a pill to fix your hormones. Instead, like I shared earlier, always look to eating well and exercising first.

Lifestyle management and then supplements is the order of the day if you want lasting and sustainable change. The reason for this is simply this: when you’re eating healthily and moving your body enough, your body tends to do what it was meant to do.

Unless you are suffering with or recovering from a major disease, your body will always do what it was meant to as long as it’s being properly fueled and exercised.

Truth #4 – Vitamin D Is Your Fat Busting SuperHero

Most of us simply don’t spend enough time out in the sun, and sunlight is a primary provider of Vitamin D in our lives.

The modern age has made it so that we’re indoors most of the day, and this is a big, BIG problem for the average person who wants to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Whenever possible, you should go for a walk outside and get some sunshine on your skin.  If you can’t do that, you should take a multivitamin that has the right blend of Vitamin K, Vitamin D, and Calcium

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, and if you’re ever going to strength train or have any chance at avoiding bone-weakening disorders like osteoporosis, you need it!

Deficiency in Vitamin D is also linked to cancer, heart disease and depression. What’s more is that low levels of Vitamin D has been linked to obesity and low metabolism.

You should definitely get tested by your doctor to find out if your levels are too low

5 – Cortisol, Leptin, Insulin, Ghrelin, HGH, IGF-1, Blood sugar, Adiponectin

7 Truths About Hormones And Fat Loss That You Should Know - 2Now, I know that these are some super-sciency health terms, but if you are dealing with stress, diabetes, borderline too-high or low-blood sugar, or some level of dysfunction in the breakdown of fatty acids, you need to know these terms.

They are the 20% that gets you 80% of your results, and you’ll need to see your doctor if you have a health issue in any of these areas.

Of course there are supplements and certain minerals you can take to optimize all of the things listed above, but they are the just finishing touches you add to the foundation, which consist of the following: eating whole foods and exercising regularly.

What this means is that you should eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Then, of course, you should exercise. The most effective exercises for the average person will be resistance training (bodyweight or old school type iron weights) and cardio training.

Truth #6 – Sleep Is So Important That It’s On This List Twice

Let me repeat myself one more time for good measure: There is no way to replace sleep. You can’t take a pill and just stay awake and hope that the pill will replace your need for sleep.

That’s just not possible.

A good night’s sleep is so important that you cannot have a healthy hormone profile without it. If your sleep is not in check, most dieting rules simply go out the window.

7 – Dieting Too aggressively too often will throw you out of whack.

This brings me back to what I said about the first truth.

A balanced healthy life style makes the biggest difference. Too few calories too often can lead to metabolic damage, and this can lead to a slower metabolism.

Remember, you’re going to have your body the rest of your life so it’s important that you’re not constantly dieting. Think long-term and get major stuff in order, first.

All of this written, I really want to get the word out to help others.

If this article has helped you, the highest compliment you could give me would be to share this on your Facebook wall.

Thanks for reading.

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