In order to reduce the stomach, you started with a rigorous diet and the pounds have melted everywhere – except on the stomach. Sounds familiar?
The new nutritional theories say that it is possible to lose weight from certain parts of the body.
The studies are based on the fact that hormones trigger obesity, especially excess pounds on certain parts of the body.
If you control your hormones you will control your weight. You just have to adjust your diet and exercise.
Hmm, sounds too good to be true? We have no choice but to try and see, right? 🙂
The guiding principle
Physical processes coordinate hormones, and they indicate where the fat will be located. Problems arise because many of us live in a state of hormonal imbalance caused by low-quality diet, stress, pollution and physical inactivity.
Each group of fat came from the operation of specific hormones. If we balance our hormones by special diet, exercise and general changes in lifestyle, the stubborn fat deposits will disappear.
Nutritionists recommend a Mediterranean diet (fruit, vegetables, fish, small amounts of meat, healthy oils and omission of sugar and fast food), daily intake of multivitamin supplements, minerals or fish oil and a program of regular exercise.
It is a principle theory, but for each group of body fat there is a different way to do it in order to correct the hormonal imbalance that causes it.
The fat over the hips and buttocks may be a sign that you have a problem with insulin, which regulates blood sugar. If it is not balanced, it leads to the deposition of fat in the waist area. If you take too much sugar, which it forces your body to produce insulin (to remove sugar from the bloodstream). But after a while, when sugar consumption is not reduced, the cells will cease to react properly, excess glucose in the bloodstream will start to deposit unwanted fat deposits on the waist.
Action Plan: To reduce the production of insulin and thereby melting the fat around the waist, you need to put the intake of sugar and carbohydrates under control. Keep up the Mediterranean diet, avoid sugar and foods that burn quickly (alcohol, white bread, cookies, chips, rice, cereals with added sugar for breakfast, sweetened drinks). Eat foods rich in antioxidants (this helps prevent the bad effect of free radicals) such as cinnamon, chili, cranberries, blueberries, broccoli and green tea. With the addition of a multivitamin and fish oil, be sure to take chromium (excellent for control of blood sugar), magnesium and zinc.
Excess fat under the armpits
If you have a greater fatty tissue under the armpits it can be a sign of slower thyroid gland. This gland controls the consumption of calories from food. If the gland does not function properly it can lead to weight gain, fatigue and depression.
Action Plan: Some raw foods can aggravate the normal functioning of the thyroid gland. So if you notice these symptoms, reduce your intake of broccoli, cabbage, kale, beets, peaches, strawberries and soy products. The thermal processing of these foods removes the unwanted effects. Take supplements such as iodine and selenium, which promote healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. Therefore eat Brazilian nuts, kelp, liver, onions, salmon, tuna and whole grains. And be sure to avoid stress. The stress hormone cortisol slows the thyroid gland.
Excess fat on your hips and buttocks
The female hormone estrogen promotes deposition of fat around the hips and buttocks. Many of us have been exposed to high levels of natural ( found in the water and grown meat) and synthetic estrogen.
Action Plan: Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. They contain special ingredients that help bind the excess estrogen. Avoid alcohol, sedatives, drinks with preservatives and artificial colors, because they hinder the efforts to cleanse the liver from the excess estrogen. Eat natural yogurt that brings beneficial bacteria in your digestive system, which help eliminate the estrogen through the digestive tract. And reduce coffee. New research shows that more than two cups of coffee a day can boost the production of estrogen in women.