Dr Oz: Burn Fat While Sleeping
If you have ever felt like your weight-loss effort was an uphill battle regardless of how well you are eating and how hard you are exercising, this is the show for you. What if what is keeping you fat is simply not your fault because of the biology of blubber? Dr. Oz says this could be the case for many people and he and his guest, Dr. Natasha Turner, author of The Hormone Diet, discussed how important it is to balance your hormones in order to find fat burning success. They shared the solutions to Melt Your Fat Fast! How to Reset Your Secret Fat Loss Hormones, with what you eat being the key to hormonal balance and your future weight loss success.
Dr Oz: Eat At The Same Time Every Day
Dr. Natasha Turner says the place to start with resetting your hormones is with what you eat, when you eat, and in which combinations you eat foods, but most importantly is the timing of when you eat your meals. She says most people do not realize the impact on your hormones from not eating at the right times throughout the day.
Always eat within an hour of rising and then eat every 3-4 hours and at the SAME TIME every day. Dr. Turner says that it is imperative to eat at the very same time every day because this keeps your insulin low, which keeps cravings away as well as reducing belly fat.
Dr Oz: Eating At Bedtime?
Never eat three hours before bed – Unfortunately, we hear pretty consistently that we should not be eating at bedtime. Dr. Natasha Turner explains that when we eat at bedtime it raises our body temperature, but when we go to bed our bodies are supposed to cooling down. She says if you don’t cool down before going to sleep your body will not release the hormones that help you to burn fat while you sleep.
Dr Oz: Protein Stabilizes Hormone Levels
Dr. Oz explains that it is very important to include protein in your meals throughout the day because protein stimulates hormones that actually send the message to the brain that we are full, so we stop eating. Dr. Turner says to look at every meal and ask yourself if you have included protein because it will stabilize hormones, boost metabolism, and curb cravings all day long.
- Protein should be 35% of your diet
- Eat Protein at every meal
- Portion should be the size and thickness of your palm
Dr Oz: Eat Eggs For Breakfast
The best sources of protein are those that are low fat and anti-inflammatory because they are the ones that trigger hormones in your belly to send that message to your brain that says you have eaten enough.
Eggs – Dr. Natasha Turner calls eggs a super food and she shares that she eats them every single day because people who eat eggs for breakfast will eat less the rest of the day. She explains that they are a good source of protein (6 grams per egg) and healthy fat. You could also eat a combination of 4 egg whites and 1 egg yolk, a combination that Dr. Oz says is critical because they are the building blocks for the hormones in your body like estrogen and progesterone that help you feel youthful.
Dr Oz: Cottage Cheese Vs Ricotta Cheese
Cottage cheese and Ricotta Cheese – Dr. Turner says that Cottage Cheese and Ricotta Cheese are good choices because they are low in fat and high in protein, but also good choices for those who need something on-the-go. She adds that if you made just one change today and increased the protein in your diet from 15% to 30% of your calories you would have hormonal balance, better appetite control, and you would lose weight.
Dr Oz: Hemp Seeds GLA & Cinnamon Regulates Insulin
Hemp Seeds – Dr. Turner explains that Hemp Seeds help us to burn fat because they are a source of GLA, which is a type of fat that helps you cut belly fat. They are rich in fiber, which will help you feel full. Simply adding 2-3 tablespoons to your smoothies or sprinkled over your salad makes Hemp Seeds a super hormone-balancing food.
Cinnamon – Dr. Natasha Turner says that she adds ½ to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to her coffee every single day and if you do this for 30 days you will have better insulin balance. She says that better insulin means less belly fat and cinnamon can also be added to your smoothies or ricotta cheese making it an easy and delicious way to optimize your hormones.
Curry Leaves – Dr. Turner says she chose Curry Leaves as a fat-burning friend because they are anti-inflammatory and antioxidants, but they also help to regulate blood sugar, which will bust belly fat. What she loves most about Curry Leaves is that they help with estrogen detoxification. Dr. Oz says it is so important to understand that you can balance your hormones so easily by adding certain foods to your diet, which will lead to a healthier body and easier weight loss.