Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 5

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 by Mic in Fitness Model Nutrition Tips

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Hi,

Today we are looking at a couple of more hormones that affect whether you will lose body fat or lose weight.

The first is adrenaline, also known as epinephrine. It is both a hormone and neurotransmitter. You might know it as the fight-or flight hormone.

It increases heart rate, contracts blood vessels and dilates air passages in order to get you ready for action.

It also signals the body to begin burning fuel and it starts a chain reaction with other hormones to do this.

Now here is where it gets interesting. If your body is primed to burn fat then it will. If it is not primed to burn fat then it will burn sugars in the body.

So how do you prime your body to burn body fat instead of sugar for energy? That is what this whole series is about, so just be a little more patient as we bring this all together.

But, first let’s talk about the muscle destroyer hormone as some people call it. Cortisol is this “bad” hormone, but as with most things in life, it is not all bad.

In fact without cortisol you would die pretty quickly.

However, again, when your body is not primed correctly, then cortisol can indeed help store fat and destroy muscle.

Problem is that most people are not primed correctly, so most people only know these bad effects of cortisol.

If your body is primed correctly then cortisol does exactly the opposite. It helps block muscle burning and helps with fat burning.

Again you have seen how the body has the checks and balances to help you live a healthy life. It is only when you go out of your way to destroy these healthy checks and balances that your health goes out the window.

And it makes it almost impossible to lose body fat or lose weight.

Just a couple of more hormones to discuss in the next post, then we start putting this all together to see just how easy it is to burn body fat permanently.

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