"If you don't know about fat burning hormones, you can be sabotaging your weight loss."
Most people, including dietitians, and physical trainers do not know about the effects of these powerful hormones. As a result, they exercise more, eat less and get fatter.
This does not need to be the case. Hormones are another very powerful tool in your natural weight loss.
Before we get into the fat burning hormones I just want to go over what hormones in the first place. Here is a brief primer on hormones and how they affect your weight and fat.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
The First one I will talk about is HGH, or the Human Growth Hormone. HGH is a very powerful hormone that changes the chemistry of the body so that it starts using fat for energy instead of just sugar. It reduces the age of your metabolism. In other words it turns the age of your metabolism to that of a younger you. Learn More About Human Growth Hormone
Testosterone is another hormone that regulates the production of fat. Specifically, it builds lean muscle which in-turn can assist with fat burning. Testosterone changes your body shape into the shape that you want it to look like. There are other lesser known effects as well. Testosterone also chisels the appearance of a person. Learn more about Testosterone for Fat Loss.
Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF)
This is a fat burning hormone that is stimulated by HGH. Its primary purpose is to provide fuel to your body in between meals. The way it does this is by releasing stored fat as well as stored sugar to create energy. Learn more about Insulin-Growth Factors
The thyroid produces hormones that have a major effect on the amount of fat your body has. There are two hormones produced by the thyroid that change how much fat you have - T3 and Thyroxine.
Both of these increase the rate at which your metabolism functions. Specifically, they increase the rate at which the muscle cells use energy up. The when the muscle cells use energy up faster they need to refueled and fat is forced to become a necessary source of fuel to recharge the cells. Learn more about thyroid
Insulin is both a fat burning and fat storing hormone depending on its state in the body. You will see this on both pages of because insulin and glucagon are both double-edge hormones. Learn about insulin.
Glucagon is a double-edged hormone that opposes and does the opposite of insulin. They both regulate the amount of blood sugar in your body. They are both fat storing and fat burning. Learn more about Glucagon.