Your Hormones Are The Key

The latest research into weight gain and obesity implicates certain hormones as the key players in this national crisis; hormones that make our cells more attractive to fat and the hormones made by our fat. Understanding the fat-making role of hormones is essential if one wants to lose weight permanently without falling prey to the current calorie restriction mentality.

Belly fat, as part of the endocrine system, is both a product of these hormones and at the same time produces it's own hormones. Also known as visceral fat,or abdominal fat, belly fat has been implicated in dozens of studies in premature all cause death, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Having a big belly is a huge risk factor irrespective of ones BMI, or overall weight.

There is no doubt that reining in those hormones that make us fat and super charging those that burn fat is the obvious solution for sustainable weight loss. Certain foods play a major role in facilitating our fat making hormones, so do certain toxic chemicals found in foods, plastics, pesticides and medications - environmental toxins. Once our fat making hormones take over, weight loss becomes harder and the cycle of yo-yo dieting becomes standard practice.

To break this cycle, we need to remove as many of the fat-making hormone triggers from our daily lives as we can. At the same time we need to develop a strategy that up-regulates our fat burning hormones. Unfortunately most diets and exercise programs do not take hormones into account. Many of the foods prescribed by diet programs are fat making. Their thinking is that these same foods have certain valuable nutrients, which is true. The problem is they are still fat making.

At ADIO there is a firm belief that knowledge is critical if we are to conquer our current "national security threat", obesity. Knowing which hormones are fat making and how to stop them is a good place to start. The ADIO seminars have helped more than 9,000 attendees get a handle on this very important subject. "The Gut Fix" Seminar looks at some of the key players, namely estrogen, insulin, leptin, thyroid hormone and cortisol.