How to get your weight gain hormones under control. A lot of factors can influence body weight: your physical activity, genetics, eating habits and stresses. However, the most important role in this process still belongs to the hormones, which are responsible for the regulation of metabolism. Hormones command your body to store fat, or to stop gaining it. Watch the video end to learn what you should eat to lose weight and get your hormones under control. There is another surprise at the end of the video that will help you achieve the best results in no time. Do not miss out on it! First, let’s have a look at four chemicals that tell your body to store or burn fat. Insulin, cortisol, leptin, and thyroid hormones. Insulin. Glucose is a primary source of energy for your cells. After you eat food and your blood glucose level rises, your pancreas is signalled to release more insulin. It is the hormone that helps to deliver glucose into cells. Insulin is knocking on the door of your cells. The cells hear the knock, open up, and let in the glucose. Insulin provides us with energy, but it also collects and stores fat. If insulin is high, your body will store fat. Cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone. It is produced by the adrenal glands to prevent blood sugar levels from dropping below normal. That’s why when you’re stressed, you eat sugary products like ice cream, cake, chocolate and sweets. By doing so, you help your body to accumulate strength to handle stressful situations. Cortisol slows down the metabolism to preserve more energy. If you have high cortisol levels in your blood, you will gain weight. Leptin. Leptin is a satiety hormone. It is secreted by fat cells, and sends a signal to the brain that you are full. Leptin controls your metabolism, and helps cells figure out whether to store fat or burn it. When your leptin level is low, your appetite increases, and your body tends to store excess food as fat. Very often the level of this hormone becomes reduced because of sleep deprivation. That’s why getting enough sleep is so important. Thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, are produced by the thyroid gland, and their primary function is to induce lipolysis. They also play a significant role in regulating metabolic processes. If you have low thyroid hormones in your body, you are likely to gain weight. Now, let’s see what foods and eating habits can help you lose weight naturally. What should you eat? One – avoid strict diets. Recent studies show that the best eating frequently [sic] for sustained weight loss is three meals per day. Remember that sticking to an extremely strict diet isn’t healthy. By doing so, you may become slimmer, but the results won’t last for long. The thing is, when you don’t eat regularly, your body thinks it is starving and takes energy from muscle and tissue while trying to conserve fat. As a result, you can gain weight even if you eat only once a day. Two – lose weight gradually. Losing weight slowly is much better for your body, and far more sustainable in the long haul. If you want to become slimmer, maintain a small calorie deficient [sic]. For example, if your normal calorie intake is 1,900 Kcal per day, reduce this amount to 1,700 per day. Keep in mind that your exact daily caloric needs should be calculated based on your height, weight, age and activity level. If you follow this simple rule, your body won’t store food for a rainy day. Three – eat foods with a low glycemic index. So, you should eat foods that are less likely to contribute to elevated levels of insulin in your body. These are products which have a low glycemic index, GT [sic], a number that indicates the food’s effect on a person’s blood glucose level. You can easily find a list of GI foods online, and choose your favorite ones. Four – avoid fast carbs. Avoid fast carbohydrates, and eat foods rich in proteins and fiber instead. They help you feel full quicker, and thus you won’t overeat. Protein helps build muscle mass, and muscle tissue burns more calories than body fat, even when you’re at rest. Here is the bonus. To get your weight gain hormones under control, and achieve various health benefits, you should also know how to exercise properly. How should you exercise? When you exercise, your muscles work harder and need more glucose to burn as energy. So if you’re a physically active person, you need to replenish your sugar supply every day. Studies have shown that high intensity interval training is the most efficient at enhancing insulin sensitivity. If you prefer training with moderate reps and loads, then you’ll need to spend 1-1.5 hours in a gym. However, when it comes to high intensity interval workouts, twenty minutes will be enough. When you finish exercising, your body will continue to burn extra calories throughout the day, even when you sleep. It is also a good idea to consume a shake containing carbs and proteins during your workout. This will help you bring your cortisol back under control much faster than usual. If you find this information beneficial to you, then do us a favor. Hit the like button below and share the video with others. Don’t forget to click subscribe to stay on the bright side of life.