Losing obesity can be a challenging journey. One needs to focus not only on the workout routine, but also on the diet as fat loss depends on various factors. Hormones largely influence weight, which in turn can be controlled by paying special attention to eating habits.
According to nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary, you need to reset three hormones — prolactin, insulin and thyroid antibodies — for optimal fat loss. She took to Instagram to share how to reset these hormones by cutting certain foods out of her diet. Just have a look.
Here’s what nutritionists suggest on how to reset your hormones.
* Reset your prolactin by turning off dairy. The optimum range is 4-20 ng/mL. should be between
* Reset your insulin by reducing your sugar and refined carb intake. Choose slow carbs. Don’t go low carb. The optimum range should be less than 7 UIU/ml fasting and should never rise above 30 UIU/ml after another two hours of testing.
* Reset your thyroid antibodies by cutting out gluten. The optimal range should be <2 IU/mL for thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO) and <2 IU/mL for thyroglobulin antibody (Tg).
He further explains how these foods affect your hormones.
*Excess prolactin inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). This can slow or inhibit egg production. Consuming dairy products can cause excess prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia). Another cause may be the development of a lump in the pituitary gland called a prolactinoma.
*Refined carbs and sugar-laden foods are easily and quickly used by the body for energy because of their simple chemical structure, which leads to a rapid increase in blood sugar and insulin secretion from the pancreas – which over time increases your insulin levels. can mess up the response. And leaves you hungry almost immediately, even after having a big meal.
* Certain foods such as gluten disrupt the normal functioning of the thyroid. Gluten causes inflammation that slows thyroid function and triggers an autoimmune response in the body that attacks the thyroid. And that’s because the molecular structure of gluten is similar to that of thyroid. Eliminate gluten from your food. Wheat, barley, rye and spelt contain gluten. Make sure you also avoid all wheat products, such as semolina, vermicelli, broken wheat, whole wheat pasta, breads, cakes to reset your thyroid.
“You don’t need to give up on it completely, but you do need to reduce it as much as possible,” the nutritionist concluded.