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Weight loss- much more than eating healthy foods

If you have a pulse I can almost guarantee weight loss at some point in your life has been on your mind. Even professionals will tell you to eat healthy foods, but you’ve tried that and its not working. Here’s what they aren’t telling you.

Weight loss has little to do with eating a bunch of healthy foods, but in fact what controls weight loss or gain is actually your hormones. No matter how many salads and fruit you cram in your mouth if your hormones or more importantly insulin and cortisol levels aren’t balanced, you won’t see any change.

What does insulin have to do with weight loss? Insulin is a substance which processes sugar into the bloodstream and carries it into cells to be used as fuel or stored as fat. Now you are probably starting to see why it is so important. When excess sugar or carbohydrates is present in a diet, not enough protein intake and inadequate fat and fiber which is the typical diet consumed by people all around the world, then you have a recipe for disaster and even worse, weight gain. No matter what body type you prefer, regardless excess baggage around the midsection is unhealthy and unsafe, just think about it. Not only your arteries, but vital organs are now surrounded by and clogged with fat, so if you think it’s cute to have a spare tire or to be chubby, think again.

So you always thought you should just eat healthy foods and have no idea how to balance insulin and hormonal levels? Well here’s some tips to do so in order to speed up your weight loss efforts. Start by increasing protein intake, I suggest about a gram per pound of bodyweight. Protein keeps your blood sugar balanced and insulin levels low. Get rid of stress- easier said than done right. Stress releases cortisol which in itself is a stress hormone that increases cravings, causes loss of muscle mass, libido, bone density and contributes to depression and weight gain. Make sure you sleep at least 7 hours a night and find stress relieving activities that work for you. Make it a priority, your body can not burn fat efficiently in a stress filled environment, it’s just not possible in fact the only thing you will do is gain weight. Eat whole nutrient dense foods and don’t be afraid of healthy fats or carbs. Most diets are too low in carbs and fats and most don’t realize that your body utilizes those nutrients to burn fat, and when they aren’t present it can not do so. Exercise and don’t be afraid of strength training- exercise actually helps not only stress but protein synthesis, helps to control blood sugar or insulin levels, and honestly just makes you feel good. So no matter what, take some time out of your day and make exercise a priority, your waist will thank you later!

Hopefully these are some tips that will help to break through weight loss plateaus, for tips like these and more feel free to follow me on all of my social media (below) as I post daily helpful content.

Thanks,

Devin Hawes

“Weight loss- much more than eating healthy foods”

If you have a pulse I can almost guarantee weight loss at some point in your life has been on your mind. Even professionals will tell you to eat healthy foods, but you’ve tried that and its not working. Here’s what they aren’t telling you.

Weight loss has little to do with eating a bunch of healthy foods, but in fact what controls weight loss or gain is actually your hormones. No matter how many salads and fruit you cram in your mouth if your hormones or more importantly insulin and cortisol levels aren’t balanced, you won’t see any change.

What does insulin have to do with weight loss? Insulin is a substance which processes sugar into the bloodstream and carries it into cells to be used as fuel or stored as fat. Now you are probably starting to see why it is so important. When excess sugar or carbohydrates is present in a diet, not enough protein intake and inadequate fat and fiber which is the typical diet consumed by people all around the world, then you have a recipe for disaster and even worse, weight gain. No matter what body type you prefer, regardless excess baggage around the midsection is unhealthy and unsafe, just think about it. Not only your arteries, but vital organs are now surrounded by and clogged with fat, so if you think it’s cute to have a spare tire or to be chubby, think again.

So you always thought you should just eat healthy foods and have no idea how to balance insulin and hormonal levels? Well here’s some tips to do so in order to speed up your weight loss efforts. Start by increasing protein intake, I suggest about a gram per pound of bodyweight. Protein keeps your blood sugar balanced and insulin levels low. Get rid of stress- easier said than done right. Stress releases cortisol which in itself is a stress hormone that increases cravings, causes loss of muscle mass, libido, bone density and contributes to depression and weight gain. Make sure you sleep at least 7 hours a night and find stress relieving activities that work for you. Make it a priority, your body can not burn fat efficiently in a stress filled environment, it’s just not possible in fact the only thing you will do is gain weight. Eat whole nutrient dense foods and don’t be afraid of healthy fats or carbs. Most diets are too low in carbs and fats and most don’t realize that your body utilizes those nutrients to burn fat, and when they aren’t present it can not do so. Exercise and don’t be afraid of strength training- exercise actually helps not only stress but protein synthesis, helps to control blood sugar or insulin levels, and honestly just makes you feel good. So no matter what, take some time out of your day and make exercise a priority, your waist will thank you later!

Hopefully these are some tips that will help to break through weight loss plateaus, for tips like these and more feel free to follow me on all of my social media (below) as I post daily helpful content.

Thanks,

Devin Hawes

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