6 Ways to Activate Hormones That Will Help You Burn Fat Faster

Hormones play a huge role in how
our body functions and each of them is responsible for specific work.
While one makes us feel hungry, the other does exactly the opposite.

While
one tells our brain that we need to store fat only, another activates
the body to start burning, as if tomorrow would not exist. The trick is
how to learn to activate the hormones that affect us positively and how
to exclude the negative ones.

Today we reveal 6 ways you can do this:

The hormone that makes you feel hungry

Ghrelin
is a hormone that sends a message to your brain that it’s time to eat.
An interesting fact is that reducing calorie intake stimulates ghrelin
production, and even though you have been on a low-calorie diet for 12
months, its level may still be high. This is one reason why low-calorie
nutrition diets are not effective in the long run. Our body just can’t
get used to it.

What can you do?

The good news is that intense cardio workouts can reduce ghrelin levels.

Cardio
exercises can include running, weight training, boxing, and the like,
as long as your heart rate rises to a certain level. Reaching this level
is important and there are many different tools you can use to read
your heart rate. But there is an easier way to understand when you have
achieved it. If you breathe too fast and you can still talk but can’t
sing, then your heart rate is probably at the right level.

The hormone that tells you to eat less

Fortunately,
our body also produces hormones that tell the brain to consume more
calories and eat less, and leptin is one of them. It is produced from
fat cells, which means that the bigger our body weight, the more leptin
we have. What sounds great, but after a certain stage, our body gets
what specialists call leptin resistance, a condition in which the brain
cannot read the leptin signal.

What can you do?

The solution is simple,
foods that are high in antioxidants increase the sensitivity of leptin.
The list of foods rich in antioxidants is very long and you can always
find something you like. Losing weight has the same effect and
eventually, the more weight you lose, the stronger the leptin effect.

Sugar-absorbing hormone

Insulin
is very important for our well-being, regulates blood sugar levels and
helps us to stabilize after intense exercise. Our body releases insulin
when we consume carbohydrates and helps cells absorb glucose. Glucose is
used for energy, but if we get more glucose than we need, all the
residue will turn into fat.

What can you do?

The
solution is to get the most of your carbs, vegetables and fruits that
have a low glycemic index (GI). The lower the GI, the slower the glucose
is released and the longer it can be used. This does not mean that you
should stick to a strict diet, you only need to replace high GI foods
for low GI foods. For example, white rice can be replaced with brown
rice, or instant oatmeal with classic oat flakes. The trick is very
simple.

The hormone that tells our body to burn fat

Adiponectin
is also produced by fat cells and the beauty of this hormone is that it
increases our insulin sensitivity and stimulates our body to burn fat
and convert it to energy

What can you do?

You
can increase adiponectin levels by increasing your movement throughout
the day and filling your daily menu with monounsaturated fats such as
fish, nuts, avocado and olive oil. Consuming low carbohydrates for
dinner also increases adiponectin production.

Hormone that uses fat

Glucagon
is a hormone that works the opposite of insulin. Glucagon helps break
down stored carbohydrates and fats and uses them for energy. The more
glucagon you have in your body, the more useful it will be.

What can you do?

Foods
high in protein and low carbohydrates are the best way to increase
glucagon levels. Fish, meat, seafood, tofu and nuts are just a small
part of the list of foods you need.

Hormone that reduces appetite

Epinephrine,
also known as adrenaline, is released when we experience very strong
emotions, fears or anger that require a rapid response, which is why
this hormone is also called a fighter hormone.

Basically,
this hormone is released in very specific situations when our brains
tell us that we may need to be ready for action, to be fast or strong,
and it encourages our body to start using stored fats as fuel for
energy. It also suppresses our appetite so our body is ready for quick
action.

What can you do?

The best and healthiest way to increase epinephrine levels is by practicing high-intensity exercise, followed by adequate breaks

 

So
for example, for a start, you can start with accelerated movement, and
the break may actually be reduced intensity, ie slow motion.

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