Almira is an anti-ageing and rejuvenation specialist with HOLISTIC LONDON. She specialises in easy and efficient ways to help her clients look and feel younger and more vital each day. For more information, visit here
You’re still eating the way you always have, taking the same amount of exercise (or not) as you always do. Yet, for some reason or another, you’re putting on weight. Something has shifted. But what?
Before I suggest what might be amiss here, let me ask you a few questions:
✓ Where is the fat building up?
✓ Are you growing love handles?
✓ Spreading out around your middle?
What you may not be aware of is that weight gain, particularly in certain areas of your body, can be down to your hormones….
There is clinical evidence to suggest that hormones play a role in fat build up and retention. Hormones are powerful chemicals that your body produces to regulate myriad internal functions. When they are in balance, you are slim, healthy and vibrant. Keeping them in balance is essential to maintaining health, youthfulness, normal weight and body shape.
When they are out of balance, they can lead to weight gain and, over time to lifestyle diseases such as coronary heart conditions and diabetes. Our modern lifestyle doesn’t help. From work place stressors to the factory-farmed chickens and pesticide-laden vegetables you eat, your body is put under a lot of physical and emotional stress. You may even be stressing yourself further by doing the wrong kind of exercise, or starving yourself on the wrong kind of diet in an effort to lose weight.
An imbalance of the hormone insulin may be responsible for those love handles. A simple change to your diet — eliminating sugars, sweets, refined carbohydrates and high glycemic index fruits from your diet, while introducing proteins and complex carbohydrates will slow down the release of sugars into the blood, and with it, the amount of insulin your body produces.
Another factor to consider is stress. When you’re under long-term stress, your body produces cortisol, which in turn, elevates the levels of insulin in the blood. This is a double whammy. The long-term effects aren’t just laying down fat around your middle. You may experience erratic energy levels, high cholesterol and disturbed sleep. Relieving and managing your stress is essential.
Sleep well. As far as possible, seek to eliminate the stressors in your life — or minimise their impact through meditation or other relaxation techniques.
For more information and a free half hour consultation on how you can target your fat spot, contact Almira Ross on 07743 886 503 or firstname.lastname@example.org