You’ve been on my weekly emails a while now, and you’ll know that one of the key B-Fit principles and something I hugely advocate is eating real natural food.
Of course, calories are always relevant, especially when you’re trying to lose fat, but it doesn’t stop there. Whole, nutritionally dense foods will always trump when it comes to all round health.
I’ve experienced first-hand, many of my clients struggling to lose stubborn body fat, even when their calorie intake is in a deficit. They get results, reach a certain point but then it all stagnates. Sound familiar?
But why does this happen? The answer lies in the endocrine system which is our hormone network. It has a huge effect on our ability to alter body composition. It can help fat loss, but it can also hinder. This is why I tend to focus a lot on nutrition and optimising hormones because if they’re out of whack losing weight can be next to impossible!
The hormone oestrogen is one of the most common hormones to be out of balance. If this happens, you’ll very likely have stubborn fat receptor areas. The common areas in women tend to be …
What woman can’t relate to the above ugh? The good news is these 2 simple tweaks will help you manage your oestrogen levels more effectively.
- Eat 4-5 servings of green vegetables per day e.g. kale, spinach, and broccoli. These foods help balance oestrogen levels due to the natural oestrogen suppressants they contain. Also, don’t overlook mushrooms. They are rich in indole 3 carbinol which is a natural oestrogen regulator. Consider taking Chlorophyll and Pea Protein Plus, it will also help boost your daily greens intake
- Take care of your natural testosterone levels by consuming omega 3 rich foods and supplementing with Super Omega 3 to help support production and increase your “free testosterone” levels
The best way to manage oestrogen as a long-term game plan is to stay lean. Let me explain. The aromatase enzyme which converts testosterone into oestrogen lives in fat cells, which is why women with high body fat levels very often have oestrogen issues. If you’re not lean you need to achieve this first, as this in turn will certainly help balance out your oestrogen issues. With regular cardio, training hard, a nutritious diet (containing plenty of veggies rich in indole 3 carbinol) plus consistency you will get there!
If you find that oestrogen is still an issue even after trying the above whilst in a calorie deficit, then I’d recommend you have your hormonal blood work done, and also definitely get in touch with me for a FREE one-to-one session. Check out the details here. I’d love to help!
Take care, Gaynor x