Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
The Great Hormonal Fake-Out
Any and every body function you can imagine is controlled by your hormones.
From minute to minute, your biochemistry tries to maintain a sense of balance in your body.
In addition to helping all the systems of your body communicate with one another, your hormones have another enormous job.
Whenever your body interacts with millions of external variables – the contents of your meal, the intensity of your workout – your endocrine system responds, releasing hormones to help you balance your blood sugar, go to sleep, burn fat, or build muscle.
The only problem is that sometimes those external variables shoot way off the charts, and your hormones don’t know which way is up.
They try to help your body regain balance, but in the face of unhealthy foods, environmental toxins, or too much stress, they begin to overreact and overcompensate.
And that’s when the problems start.
Too much stress spikes belly-fat-creating cortisol.
Synthetic estrogens in the environment assault your body from every corner, and fake out your testosterone.
Too many missed nights of sleep make fat-burning growth hormones dip low.
Skipped lunches make the hunger hormone ghrelin jump.
Addictions to sugared sodas stop fullness hormones like leptin from working.
These dramatic hormonal shifts weren’t part of your body’s original plan.
So the unpredictable fluctuations start to wear down your body’s natural regulatory processes.
Your endocrine system no longer knows what balance looks like.
It stops responding the way it should.
Your organs take a beating; your glands burn out.
You get hypothyroid, leptin-resistant, and insulin-resistant.
And then you gain weight.
That’s why we need to get your body back in balance.
And that’s what we’re going to do.
Together, we’re going to press the reset button on your metabolism and retrain your hormones, so instead of gaining, you can start losing weight – a lot of it.
What’s At Stake
There’s evidence of a national endocrine meltdown everywhere.
More Americans are overweight than ever before – 72 million of us.
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death.
Only smoking beats it out.
People who are obese are 50-100% more likely to die earlier than people of normal weight.
They also have a higher rate of many debilitating and/or deadly conditions:
>Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
>Cancer (especially cancer of the pancreas, liver, kidney, endometrium, breast, uterus, and colon, and possibly leukemia and lymphoma)
>Congestive heart failure
>Coronary artery disease
>High blood pressure
>Thicker heart walls
>Type 2 diabetes
I wish I were making this stuff up to scare you, but I’m not.
We’ve all read the headlines.
We know there are supposedly many reasons why this is happening: 20,000 cable TV channels, super mega cheeseburgers, processed foods, 50-mile commutes to work, 70-hour workweeks.
But there are other reasons no one seems to be talking about.
What about the chemicals in our air, water, cosmetics, clothes?
How about the weed killer on our neighbors’ lawns?
How about the plastic that’s invaded every corner of our world?
But there are many other environmental, dietary, and societal factors that have come into play only in the past 30 years, and a vast number of them disrupt our hormones and switch off our metabolisms.
The diagnosis rate for diabetes has shot up 40% in the past decade.
Why are our hormones spinning so out of control, and how are we ever going to stop them?
Clearly, there’s only one way.
We have to wake up and realize that every bite we take and every lifestyle choice we make matters.
Not just for calories or fat or carbs, but because those choices tell our bodies how to react.
With bite after bite, sip after sip, breath after breath – when we pick the wrong foods or surround ourselves with toxic chemicals, each moment of consumption tells our hormones to do things that, consciously, we would never want them to do.
We have to learn how our modern food supply and toxic world interact with our hormones.
We have to understand exactly how they make us overweight and sick.
That’s the only way we can set it right again.
Come join me on my weight loss journey! I’d love to have you along!
Have an awesome day!
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