Here is 3 simple steps to help you lose that stubborn fat from your hips and thighs!
So you want to know how to lose that stubborn fat from your hips and thighs?
Here are 3 simple steps:
Step 1 - Understand the causes.
Step 2 - Learn about nutrition and it’s role in removing body fat.
Step 3 - Weight training for fat loss.
Step 1 - First you must understand why we store fat on the lower body.
The most important part of trying to drop the fat and firm up your legs comes from balancing the hormones causing you to store body fat. The hormone responsible for fat gain on the lower body is oestrogen.
Your body naturally produces oestrogen but every day you are exposed to millions of toxins that your body has to try and remove. Many of these toxins are Xenoestrogens; they can be synthetic or natural chemicals. These Xenoestrogens can throw your body’s natural oestrogen levels out of balance. Some examples of these are plastics, pesticides, contraceptives, cosmetics, spray tans, creams and moisturisers.
The body is constantly trying to rid of excess oestrogen through the liver by producing SHBG (sex hormone binding globulins), which go around trying to clean up the excess oestrogen. But the process can often break down within the liver, causing fat storage.
How does this process break down?
Let’s say your body does manage to metabolise the oestrogens and they are prepared for excretion, they then pass to the large intestine. In the large intestine there is unfortunately common bacterial enzymes (ß-glucoronidase) that can uncouple this converted oestrogen and actually send it back into the body causing the whole process to re-start all over again and make your liver work even harder as you have an overload of toxins in the body. If your liver is over worked due to poor food and drink choices then your body will actually produce deficient SHBG and then has to resend the excess oestrogen out into the body.
WHERE does it go? Right to the hips and thighs!
So how do we get rid of it?
Look out next week for Part 2 - Nutrition and the fight against oestrogen storage.
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