Five tips to optimize hormones and enhance fat loss
Trying to lose fat? Take a page from Byron Richard’s outstanding book Mastering Leptin and stick to two to three meals a day, with five to eight hours between meals. The extended food-free meal breaks provide opportunities for the body to call on stored fat for energy. Instead of snacks, your body will fuel itself with free fatty acids, as long as you’re not in the aerobic zone.
To ensure a growth hormone surge while sleeping each night, it is best to quit eating at least four hours before bedtime. GH optimizes fat loss and muscle growth, which is all the more reason to prioritize the recommended 7-9 hours of good quality sleep each night–what could be more hard core than aggressive sleeping? And the longer duration and greater intensity the sleep, the better the results. So turn off GH killers, such as late night television and internet–and alcohol, and apply yourself to better sleeping and recovery habits.
Nutrition supplements also have a place in optimizing hormones. One supplement that everyone can benefit from is magnesium. Magnesium is needed to extract energy from food and for optimal insulin function. The more energy you extract from food the less you have to eat to feel great. Magnesium’s benefits go on forever. For more information on the best magnesium option on the market go to Aggressive Strength Recovery Oil
Skip fat burning supplements! instead of relying on ever-increasing adrenal stimulation (with ever-decreasing returns) focus on what realistically needs to happen to burn the fat off–keep it off. One often overlooked key to fat loss is liver health. The stronger and healthier the liver, the less stubborn fat deposits on the body, since the liver assists in clearing out excess fat-retaining estrogens. Start each morning with lime juice and sea salt. Squeeze one lime in 12 ounces of filtered water and add 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt.
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