These hormones are important to burning fat, especially belly visceral fat
- cortisol: stress hormone, fight or flight response, should peak in morning, gradually reduce in evening, melatonin increases to aid sleep, decrease.
-Long and slow cardio workouts boosts cortisol,leads to muscle loss, so avoid, increases cortisol levels, increases appetite
-lack of sleep: increases cortisol
-low carb diets increase cortisol
- estrogen: female hormone, suppresses T, decrease
- insulin: keep insulin levels low, reduce carbs and sugars. intermittent fast resets insulin levels
- testostrone: burns fat, give us energy, builds muscle, boost
-you need cholesterol, which turns into T; low fat diets shrink T
-resistance training: short metabolic workouts, burns energy after
-T is created at night, so need good night’s sleep
2018 Jan 11 When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat: Fat stores toxins, hormones, vitamins, contaminants.