According to Dr. Sisskind, if you've tried diets or fat loss strategies only to be disappointed, it's probably because they failed to address the "4 Big Reasons" you're not losing weight.
Once you deal with the 4 Big Reasons, the pounds drop off
Fat Burning Barrier #1: Not Enough Adiponectin
Adiponectin is the hormone that tells your body to burn fat for fuel—it's like your body's "fat burning torch." If your body isn't producing enough of it, you won't lose weight. Studies have shown that the more of this super hormone you have circulating in your bloodstream, the more fat you burn. Unfortunately, the more fat you have, the lower your adiponectin levels. That's why dropping pounds is so hard at first. Your adiponectin needs a kick start.
Fat Burning Barrier #2: Too Much Ghrelin
Ghrelin is called the "hunger hormone"—the more of it in your system, the hungrier you are.
If you can't seem to stay away from the fridge after dinner, it's probably due to elevated ghrelin levels. Even worse, it appears ghrelin makes us fatter whether or not we actually eat more. Losing fat is almost impossible with elevated ghrelin. But there's an easy action you can take tonight to lower your ghrelin levels and feel more satisfied tomorrow.
Fat Burning Barrier #3: Insulin Imbalance
If you're overweight, you're likely experiencing insulin imbalance. Insulin imbalance leads to too much glucose (sugar) in your system, so that most of the carbohydrates you consume get stored as fat. Insulin resistance makes it virtually impossible to lose fat. But there's a surprisingly simple trick to solve the glucose problem, and it's probably in your kitchen cupboard right now.
Fat Burning Barrier #4: Cortisol Overload
Your body produces cortisol in response to stress. But today's hectic world elevates our cortisol levels far too high. Extra cortisol sabotages your efforts to drop pounds by...
Spiking your cravings for sweets and carbs Causing overeating and constant hunger Causing your body to break down your muscle tissue for energy Lowering your metabolism by reducing muscle mass Causing more fat to be stored in the abdominal area
Fortunately, there are several things you can do immediately to reduce your cortisol levels naturally.
1. Eliminate caffeine from your diet
2. Sleep deeper and longer
3. Exercise regularly
4. Keep your sugar level stable
5. Take anti stress supplement like vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc antioxidants like c vitamin
6. Meditate or listen to relaxation tapes