Dr Oz: Are Hormones Keeping You Fat?
Have you wished you could go from feeling sluggish to full of energy, but you weren’t sure just what was slowing you down? Dr. Oz says your hormones could actually be sabotaging your weight loss, but he has some secrets to Melt Your Fat Fast! How to Reset Your Secret Fat Loss Hormones.
Doctor Oz says it might not even be your fault due to the biology of fat. We have often heard that our thyroid is the key to losing weight, but Dr. Oz says there are actually other hormones that could be keeping you fat and he is going to tackle them today and show you how to get them working together to help with your weight loss rather than hinder it.
Dr Oz: Hormonal Imbalance & Metabolism
Dr. Oz says there are five hormones that control you ability to burn fat and if they are working against you then you will stay fat and have difficult time losing weight. If you reset your hormones you will literally ignite your ability to melt your fat fast. Dr. Natasha Turner, author of The Hormone Diet, explains that everything in your body is controlled by hormones, from where your appetite and craving to where you store your fat, those hormones are in complete control.
Dr Natasha Turner: The Hormone Diet
Dr. Turner says it takes just one symptom of hormonal imbalance to throw off your metabolism completely. She is adamant that weight loss is about more than just what we take in for calories against what we burn for calories. She says you need to have hormonal balance or you simply will not be able to lose the weight or keep it off. Dr. Oz adds that this is very important because so many people are working hard to lose weight that simply isn’t budging, but he says it is not their fault because it is the biology of blubber.
Dr. Oz’s Reset Your Hormone Quiz
- Is your hair brittle, thinning, or falling out?
- Do you experience gas, bloating, heartburn, diarrhea, or constipation?
- Do you feel stressed-out, anxious, or fatigued?
- Do you skip meals?
- Do you have belly fat?
Dr. Oz says that if you answered “Yes” to 3 or more of these questions then you may need some help to reset your hormones. Dr. Natasha Turner says that so many of us experience the symptoms from this quiz that we often believe it is just normal, but it is actually what is keeping so many people from losing weight.
She says that the focus needs to shift from losing weight to restoring balance because when that happens, your health is restored and the weight loss becomes a wonderful side effect. Dr. Oz says that it is important to understand what Dr. Turner says because if your hormones are in balance losing weight will happen naturally.
Dr Oz: Hormones Hold Fat in the Body
Dr. Oz says our body is a matrix of hormones that sends instructions to the body as to whether it should hold on to fat or let that fat go. Several behaviors or stresses in any given day can throw just one or two hormones out of whack, causing the whole structure to crumble and force your body to hold onto extra fat. Stress, anxiety, and lack of sleep affect all of these hormones and Dr. Oz says that he realizes these things are really hard to control, so he has good news because the best way to bring back balance to your hormones is with food.
Dr Oz: Toxic Stress Hormones
Dr. Natasha Turner says that stress has become the number one cause of hormonal imbalance. Stress from things like over exercising, cutting your calories, and not sleeping enough all contribute to hormonal imbalance as well as toxic levels of hormones like estrogen, insulin, and cortisol. Toxic levels of these hormones will literally cause us to walk around as fat-packing creatures according to Dr. Turner, but she says it can be turned around as quickly as your next meal because, she says, if you give your body the right tools it will respond. She says you will eat better, sleep better, and you won’t feel hungry if your hormones are balanced and working in your favor.