Setting up a fat loss diet need not be complicated. The steps outlined are there to get you started. Each one of us will respond differently to fat loss, once worked out it is not set in stone, you will have to see how your body responds over at least 2 weeks before you make any adjustments
Glucagon tells our muscle and fat cells to release energy for us to use to fuel our daily activities. If we consume a surplus of Calories and lots of sugary carbohydrates, glucagon doesn’t need to do it’s job because there’s already too much energy available. Insulin and glucagon are both released from the pancreas and work with each other to regulate our blood sugars and energy levels.
Insulin! You hear that word and think diabetes, but we ALL produce it! Where? The pancreas, Why? In response to blood sugar levels. When our blood sugars increase, insulin is released and it’s job is to tell the body to store the sugar in our muscles and liver. In order for us to have steady energy levels throughout the day and be able to burn body fat, we need to manage our insulin levels properly. Oh yes, or else it has nowhere to go but to the fat tissue I am afraid to tell you!
We can do this by controlling the amount and type of carbohydrates we consume. This doesn’t necessarily mean eating a low carbohydrate diet all of the time (although that might work for some people), it means that we avoid the overconsumption of foods with lots of added sugars. Bummer I know, but it’s fact!
Understanding how hormones work and how our lifestyle choices affect our hormone levels is vital if we want to get the best results possible. In fact I’d go as far to say that if our hormones are not regulated properly it can massively sabotage our results, how we feel on a daily basis and lead to poor health. A basic understanding of the key hormones that regulate metabolism, hunger, body fat,and energy levels is useful for understanding how different lifestyle choices affect your body.