The majority of folks that I talk to these days believe they are carrying some extra weight.
They will often even tell you exactly how much "extra" weight they are holding and often even what weight they are supposed to be.
But the interesting thing here is that while THEY might believe that they are holding onto "extra" weight and their doctor or society might be telling them the same thing, their body has no idea what they are talking about.
You see the body doesn't grow your fat cells, store more fat or more efficiently extract nutrition from food for no good reason.
It does it because it believes that it NEEDS to.
The information that you are sending it on a daily basis via your nutrition practices, your sleep, your movement habits...THIS is how it's gets ideas about what you need with respect to fat.
For the human body FAT is a resource.
I know that in our culture it's demonized because, yes, high percentages of fat storage in the body can cause some health problems and make it more difficult to lose weight.
Fat cells produce cytokines-which create inflammation/stress in the body and fat cells also release estrogenwhich in high levels signals to the metabolism-"SLOW DOWN!"
But fat itself is an amazingly beautiful resource.
It's your body's,"Break glass in case of emergency" life-saving way to quickly provide you with energy and fuel IF you need it!
And if your biology is responding to your lifestyle in a manner that communicates to your metabolism, "Things are bad here, we need more emergency resources!!" then all the diets and stressful exercise programs in the world are probably NOT going to work for you.
In fact if you are age 35 or older, then you REALLY can't look to conventional weight loss programs.
Why? Because your body is stressed.It's inflamed. It's hormones are imbalanced and most importantly, its gut is not populated with the microbes that you need toONLY extract the calories that you NEED from food, the microbes that fight off organisms that make you crave sugar and lack energy,the bugs that help your body create dopamine and serotoninso that you feel GOOD!
Under-eating, cutting carbs, and stressing your body with long periods of exercise just ain't gonna cut it, because these strategies DON'T address the root issue.
These approaches don't tell your body, "Hey-things are cool here, you can chill out and stop clinging to those fat cells like it's the end of the world."
So what DO YOU DO to alleviate the body's stress and help to balance it's hormones, metabolism and gut to get it to reduce holding onto unnecessary fat stores?
Well I'll tell you!
- Manage stress-not just emotional stress, PHYSICAL stress (we talk about this in the program!)
- Heal the gut
- Cut out toxic hormone-mimicking substances
If you do all of these things in an efficient manner that jives with your lifestyle, then your body is going to chill out.
It's going to become more balanced and less stressed.
It's going to let go of the "resources" it no longer needs.
These are the strategies that I have used with over 100 women to help them feel more vibrant and confident in their bodies!
These are the strategies that I use in my own life to help keep my body balanced and minimally stressed!
And these are the strategies I will be introducing to you via my Get Up And Go With Your Gut Program!!!!
Registration closes tomorrow, June 17th,but IONLY have a few spots left, so grab yours NOW!!! We start Monday, June 18th!!
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