When we use food to create hormonal balance rather than diet, amazing things happen with our health.
When it comes to food here in North America, and in all of the first world nations, we have a choice – an extremely plentiful supply, indeed.
Aside from the toilet paper rush last year, how many times have you gone to the grocery store and seen empty shelves? It never happens.
Some call it a blessing, others blame their poor food choices.
No matter where you are on this food spectrum, the only thing we know for sure is that we should be one of the healthiest countries in the world. But we are not. As a rich first world country, we have an abundance of food, but a large majority of the population is nutritionally starving. One wonders how this can happen. It all comes down to choice.
Many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, digestive problems and leaky gut are now called lifestyle diseases. . Why? Because the lifestyle chosen by the individual, over time, caused the onset of the disease.
So it would make sense that if our choices could lead to a negative outcome, it seems reasonable that they could also lead to a positive response. And there is the science to back it up.
A study published on the NCBI website By the National Library of Medicine, the National Institute of Health explains how essential diet and lifestyle modifications are to reverse these lifestyle-related illnesses and restore overall health.
“But Tania,” you say, “heart disease is common in my family, so I’m going to catch it sooner or later. ”
So why not do it as late as possible?
And, just to address the genetic elephant in the room, our DNA only controls about 20 percent of our health outcomes. Some scientists now say it is even less. This means that we have about 80 percent control over the outcome of our health. Pretty incredible right?
So why do the best parts of our population keep making poor food choices?
There are two aspects that play a role in how and what we eat: physiological and psychological.
The way our body is made up, our physiology requires that we eat food. When we deprive our body of what it needs – restricting calories, cutting out food groups, forgetting to eat, skipping meals, eating junk food – blood sugar plummets and the hormones responsible for appetite, such as leptin and grehline, are out of balance.
The brain, the psychological component, however, still needs nourishment.
When we deprive our body of the fuel it needs, the grehlin shifts into high gear, causing the brain to start telling the body that it needs food fast. Leptin, which normally lets us know when we are full, is cut off.
Hello cravings and overeating. And that’s when people are most likely to eat packaged, processed, and / or sugary foods rather than healthy, whole foods. Ignoring bad food cravings is a good thing, but if you also don’t stock up on the right foods at regular intervals throughout the day (for whatever reason – time of day, late labor, diet), your body will remove its own muscle, glucose and send it to the brain. Oh, and for the record, in case you were wondering, it won’t take it from your stored fat.
It’s quite difficult to make good food choices when hormones and feelings of “weakness” work against you and demand to be fed as soon as possible. The point is, you can get these hormones to work in your favor, to work with your body and brain to get rid of cravings, overeating, and impulsive snacking. Believe it or not, you do it with food. The point is, when food is used to create hormonal balance, health occurs.
Hormones are balanced when blood sugar levels are stabilized. And the way to stabilize blood sugar is to eat small, macro-balanced meals every three to four hours throughout the day.
I call this PFC all three. Simply put, it’s about eating a balance of good quality protein, healthy fats, and colorful carbohydrates, within an hour of waking up, and then every three to four hours throughout the day. until about an hour and a half before bedtime.
It’s a simple concept that takes a bit of planning and preparation to get started, but the benefits are well worth it.
Blood sugar will be normal, hormones will be balanced, symptoms of menopause will be minimized or eliminated, inflammation will be reduced, joint pain will be reduced, digestion will be improved, cholesterol and blood pressure will be normalized, immune function will be Improved, It could help reverse some diseases, the metabolism will be and stay activated and the body will release stored fat and burn it as energy.
Just a quick trivia for you: Did you know that for every pound of fat there are 3,500 calories of stored energy waiting to be used? And once the stored fat starts to be released, any excess weight that you might be carrying goes away as well?
This is a wonderful side effect that occurs when you stop dieting and start focusing on creating health.
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