Do you want to lose a few pounds? Revive your metabolism with the hormone diet

2 Nov 2016

Hormonal balance means poise,beauty and harmony for the body. Any alteration in your hormonesystemreflectsvisibly on the body’s physical aspect. Many hormones have a direct relationship with the body’s mechanism of food assimilation.

The hormone diet aims to improve our health and make us lose weight by regulating the production of hormones – crucial for the healthy functioning of the body. 

Any diet makes use of specific hormones: cortisol, melatonin, growth hormone or GH.

Cortisol is responsible for our metabolism, and its level is usually increased during the early hours of day. A smart dietshould include for breakfast carbohydrates, cereal, fruit and milk making sure that our body has enough energy.

Melatonin is responsible for the sleep-wake rhythm and its levelincreases during evening hours. For a good night's sleep (it is well known that insomnia is linked to weight gain) it is best to avoid eating a lot in the evening. Lunch should be the main meal of the day rich in rice, cereal, dried fruit, meat and fish, eggs and dairy products (the latter in small quantities).

At night our body releases the hormone called growth, or GH, responsible for protein synthesis and muscle training. 

There are some very important rules to follow during the hormone diet: 

 

  • Food should be consumed in small portions throughout the day 
  • Eat many foods that contain fiber integrals for their known purifying effect 
  • Reduce your intake of coffee, Coca-Cola 

 

Diet example for one day:

Breakfast: a glass of milk with 4 rusks integrals, 300 g strawberries

Snack: 25 g shelled almonds

Lunch: 70 g brown rice with fresh steamed vegetables and a boiled egg

SNACK: 25 g shelled walnuts

Dinner: 200 g of grilled chicken breast, tomato salad