Part 2 of our 3 simple steps to help you lose that stubborn fat from your hips and thighs!
Part 2 - How your nutrition and supplementation can effect oestrogen storage.
There are a number of things that we can do to minimise the amount of oestrogen storage in our bodies. First on the list is to drop refined or processed carbohydrates. Sugars from the carbs convert the testosterone that you do have into estradiol, which is a fat storage hormone and thereby increasing the storage of body fat.
As well as cutting out the carbohydrates, we should use a probiotic containing Lactobacillus Acidophilus. Researchers show that there is as much as a 4-fold decrease in the activity of ß-glucoronidase (bacterial enzyme which uncouplesconverted oestrogen), this means the oestrogen does not pass back into the body once metabolised by the liver.
The next most important variable on the list is detoxification. With out the ability to rid the body of toxins the liver will be come overworked and the SHBG (sex hormone binding globulins) becomes inefficient; as stated in Part 1. So we must boost our detoxification system. Some key ingredients to help us detoxify our bodies are organic vegetables high in antioxidants, grass-fed meats high in Amino Acids and fish from clean water or deep seas. These will provide healthy fatty acids and drinking purified water will also help flush everything out. You can supplement with Magnesium, B6, B12 Vitamins, Folic acid and Zinc. Combining all this together will take the stress off the liver and intestines to support the detoxification process.
A great naturally occurring way to boost the detoxification system is cruciferous vegetables; these contain Indole 3 Carbinol, which binds to the excess oestrogens and helps the livers detoxify. These vegetables includebroccoli, spinach, cabbage, brussel sprouts and cauliflower and you want to go for 3 to 4 serves per day. Baby spinach leaves are great in a salad. If you can’t get this many cruciferous vegetables into you then try supplementing with DIM 2.0 to speed up the lean legs process. Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a plant indole from cruciferous vegetables and is known for its cancer protective properties. DIM is shown to be superior to a similar to Indole, Indole 3 Carbinol (I3C), because I3C may have the potential to aggravate certain cancers whereas DIM does not. Double dosing for the first 2 weeks helps to jump-start the process.
Ask our BioSignature practitioner about getting your hands on any of the above mentioned supplements. We can also help you with correcting your diet to make sure you get the right food to boost your detoxification system and shift the stubborn fat!
Look out next week for Part 3 - Time to hit the gym! How the right training will help you lose that stubborn body fat.