Discover how to increase your fat burning hormones and reduce your fat storing hormones simply by eating the top metabolism boosting and avoiding the metabolism destroying foods.
Here are the Top 5 Metabolism Boosters that will speed up your weight loss by turning your body into a fat burning furnace. These are all ways to increase the production of the top 3 fat burning hormones:
- Growth Hormone
These 3 hormones are the the key to a fast metabolism.
By including as many of these metabolism boosters into your daily diet and lifestyle you will be increasing the hormones that lead to a speedy metabolism… which means fat burn!
Yes the simple bean is a powerhouse metabolism booster. It has B vitamins that raise testosterone, soluble fiber to balance blood sugar and insulin levels and the all important resistant starch RS1 which increases post meal fat burn, all this means is that you will burn more fat after you eat them.
Source: Red Kidney Beans, cannellini beans, azuki beans etc
2. Healthy fats.
Yes you need them to lose weight! Your body actually needs fat to burn fat. Healthy fats support several different hormones and also help to balance or decrease Healthy fats like Olive oil, avocado, almonds or walnuts, flaxseed
3. Green Tea
Green tea has caffeine in it which can increase the metabolism but too much can overstimulate your adrenal glands and cause more problems with other hormones BUT green tea has just enough PLUS green tea also lowers levels of a fat storing estrogen hormone Estrone. So add 3 cups a day!
4. Garlic and Onion
Add these to anything you can. This has so many metabolism and health benefits. It raises testosterone combined with a lean protein diet, and girls we need testosterone just as much as men to keep us slim. It detoxifies the blood and fights free radicals and so much more.
5. Intense Resistance training
1 pound of muscle burns 3 times more calories as a pound of fat… so add that muscle! You just need to add lean muscle by doing medium weight but high repetition workouts and covering every muscle group each week. To turn up your fat burn, alternate muscle groups so you have less rest between reps and make it more intense. Intense workouts mean you will burn fat NOT energy.
SO these are some easy things you can add to your diet daily that will have a massive impact on your metabolism and by adding the intense resistance training your metabolism will be set on fire.
BUT if you are eating foods which slow your metabolism down and have more power than the positive foods then you will never lose weight, so here are the top 5 metabolism destroyers:
You will not lose weight, even if you eat the top 20 positive hormone foods if you are doing these top 5 metabolism destroyers.
These destroyers turn up your fat storing hormones and make you STORE fat!
The top 3 fat storing hormones we need to reduce are:
Sugar is an evil fat storer. Insulin is a hormone that helps us use calories as energy… but it also stores excess glucose as fat… and sugar produces an excess or both insulin and glucose! PLUS while here is insulin in your bloodstream your body will not burn fat. Considering the amount of sugar we eat today in everything from not only sweets but also breads, sauces and drinks it’s no surprise so many people are overweight.
2- Lack of sleep
Yes, sleep makes you thin! Some of the most important fat burning hormones produce high levels at different stages of sleep. Sleep also helps deal with stress and keep Cortisol levels down… another fat storage hormone and also helps control cravings so we don’t overeat. Three good reasons why you should be getting 8 hours of sleep per night.
Sorry but this is a big metabolism destroyer. It increases most of the fat storing hormones like Estrogen and Cortisol and reduces the fat burners like testosterone. Plus it increases the unbeatable hunger hormone Ghrelin which means overeating to many calories.
4- Belly fat
Yes your fat is keeping you fat! Belly fat especially increases Insulin and Cortisol… which store MORE fat. It’s a nasty cycle but a small healthy weight loss reduces their impact dramatically. So Eliminate these metabolism destroyers out of your life and get your waist measurement down so you can increase your metabolism and burn even more fat.
Ok so now I’m really going to ruin your life but caffeine is a huge destroyer. You may have heard that caffeine increases your metabolism and a little bit does… but not in the doses we drink it. It completely overstimulates the adrenal glands and increases estrogen, Cortisol and messes with the Thyroid. Keep it to a cup a day or switch to Green tea which doesn’t have the same effect.
Eliminate these destroyers out of your life and you can burn fat by speeding up your metabolism.
Increasing your metabolism is the only way to achieve long term weight loss and believe it or not it IS simple if you follow the metabolism burning rules!