Last week Dr. Oz interviewed the author of the Hormone Diet - Dr. Natasha Turner, who brought to light some of the most important missing factors in weight loss diets. Dr. Turner highlighted how it isn’t one or two of these factors that are important for fat loss, but all of them.
- Timing of meals
- Proportions of protein, carbohydrates and fat in each meal
- Hormone balance
Timing: eating within an hour of waking up and then every 3-4 hours through the day can not only speed up your metabolism but ensure balanced blood sugar. In fact, eating more of the right foods and more regularly can help you lose more weight than the opposite!
Proportions: meals which contain approximately 35% protein ensure that you not only feel satiated but also provide the building blocks for hormone production. Eating sufficient protein also reduces the reliance on carbohydrates, especially simple carbohydrates for better mood and energy.
Hormone balance: without proper hormone production, weight loss is virtually impossible. In fact, many diets that can achieve short-term fat loss, decrease your metabolic rate, making further fat loss more difficult. In order to reduce your weight long term, you need a perfect balance of insulin, cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other hormones to achieve and maintain long-term fat loss.
Dr. Oz, on his website, provided recipes for meals to assist in regulating blood sugar, support hormone balance and to detoxify. Similarly, in Dr. Turner’s books you can find nutrition, exercise and lifestyle steps that can all assist in hormone balance.
All of those steps should be done, however in order to achieve hormone balance through these steps alone can take time. However, one simple step of adding Femmenessence for women or Revolution Macalibrium can speed up this transition and take your results to the next level. Hormone balance can be achieved through diligently addressing your diet, exercise, lifestyle and detoxification. It can also be achieved through the prescription of bio-identical hormones by your doctor introducing a combination of hormones into your body to try and manipulate the system. However, the most logical first step is to support the glands responsible for hormone balance in your body called the Hypothalamus- Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis. The HPA Axis has been responsible for the regulation of hormone production in your body your whole life, and while it may not be working optimally now, it doesn’t mean that we just ignore it and try and work around it. This is where Femmenessence and Revolution Macalibrium fit in as they specifically support the function of the HPA Axis – immediately supporting the body to balance and regulate its own hormone production and optimize weight loss even more. In fact, in clinical trials, we saw Femmenessence have a positive impact on all hormones to such a degree that from just the use of Femmenessence women experienced 6% weight loss in three months. Now imagine combining that with the timing and proportions of meals, exercise and detoxification! You now have the most effective program to take of weight healthily, long term and most importantly - keep it off and all because your body is functioning optimally.
Here are the links to the Dr. Oz segment on Dr. Natasha Turner’s Hormone Diet: Part 1
For additional information on the Hormone Diet check out Hormone Balance and Blood Sugar, the Secrets to Weight Loss by our own Dr. Schuler.