Best weight loss strategies and products for women : The hormonal approach

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Introduction

It’s no secret that companies that market weight loss products to the women get them endorsed by good looking celebrities and models. However often those women promoting the products might not have used the product themselves. And some scams get promoted even by doctors.

However, an average consumer would certainly like to find out the truth on how these women maintain these good looks and weight. And can any woman look as good as the gorgeous, buffed ladies you see in those fitness magazines you pick up?

Are these images photo-shopped or are they really real? Oh, they are real, all right, and each and every one of them worked hard to get like that!

So does weight loss demand real work, real sweat?

My personal experience and research on weight loss products showed me that it is certainly true.

Even if you are using a weight loss pill or you are on a diet, the real key to fat loss is high-intensity exercise, especially the kinds of strength training, circuit training — with real weights, real sweat and real effort.

And this is because high intensity workout can transform your entire hormonal profile, to something that favors keeping off the weight.

“Hormonal mechanism” is the most strong unconscious mechanism by which your brain works to keep your body at a certain weight. So, any strategy whether it is a diet pill or a high intensity workout, that works to optimize your hormones for good, will also probably make you lose weight for good.

Lets try to learn from those fitness women who have successfully maintained their desired weight

With some very interesting tips and techniques straight from the women themselves, perhaps any woman can look just as fabulous as they do. Perhaps it’s not as hard as you think to achieve the sculpted body you’ve been yearning for.

Almost every woman has certain areas of her body she wants to improve. Often it is the belly area that is carrying around too much, or it may be you want to get rid of thigh fat or your arms are less than perfect.

Whatever the area targeted there is a way to whip it into shape! But that way is not unique to that area, it applies to your whole body. Yes, ladies! Spot reduction is a myth propelled by unethical weight loss businesses.

And a lot of women would relate to this too – even though you are faithful about going to the gym to work out on a regular basis, no matter how much effort you put into your routine, no matter how much you sweat, or how bad those muscles burn and ache you just can’t seem to get the results you hoped for, so you just give up and cover it up.

The following tips come from women who at one time were just like you, and they are offering their tried and true advice to help you get started on your personal fitness journey.

Here are some fat burning tips from the pros that are not hard to do, and lets see what is the relevance of these tips in the context of your overall comprehensive weight loss strategy!

Are you ready? Here goes:

Paige Hathaway fitness entrepreneur, model

Advice: Try to incorporate circuit training into you routine. It is the absolute best way to build strength and stamina while helping you shed that excess body fat. If you are short on time, by maximizing your workouts and taking shorter rest periods between your sets you can get in and out of the gym in no time at all, often under 45 minutes tops.

Comments: It’s now well known that for most people, cardio isn’t a great choice for weight loss. It can even be monotonous and boring and people often find lack of motivation when they can’t see results.

According to this article on circuit training:

Feel like you can’t seem to loose those last couple of pounds? If you’ve been working hard on your cardio program and lifting weights religiously but still can’t seem to make a chance in your physique, circuit training may be just what you need.

Circuit training that involves “Intensity & Weight Lifting” will certainly have the potential to optimize your hormonal profile.

Making use of choline supplements, dopamine enhancers and thermogenic fat burners would complement your circuit training efforts.

Choline supplements make your workouts more powerful by providing more “energy signals” to your body cells so you don’t feel fatigued. Dopamine enhancers help by providing the motivation. Both of them also enhance growth hormone.

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And thermogenic fat burners make you burn more calories during your workouts.

Charlene Johnson celebrity fitness trainer,book author, inventor of the PiYo

Advice: Learn all you can about nutrition. By nurturing your body with the proper foods and coming to your own food conclusions you will never feel as if you are dieting, and if you make your own decisions about what types of food work best for you you will not only look better, but feel better too. Many people use the intermittent fasting method. This simply means that they fast for a number of days for a certain number of hours per day-sometimes 8 hours at a time. If this is something you think you may be interested in trying learn all you can before you attempt to do it.

You don’t need a meal plan unless it is a flexible one. Diets tend to indicate that certain foods are to be placed on a ‘demonized’ list. You can ignore this as long as you concentrate on the nutrients in food and not the source. Foods that are dense in nutrients, or ‘clean foods’ are what you want to eat during the day.

Comments: The biggest problem with any diet is that dieting makes people feel deprived. As I mentioned in this post, the number one priority your “unconscious mind” has is the “survival of your body”. Modern diet and lifestyle has somehow made our unconscious aggressive in this task and also caused issues of leptin and insulin resistance.

When you go on a diet, the “unconscious mind” starts feeling threatened as it perceives lack of food as a “threat”, thereby most people end up getting fatter after a diet. This happens because “unconscious mind” up-regulates its mechanisms of hoarding up fat in the body.

That’s why it’s important to go on a diet which is nutritionally dense and doesn’t deprive you and doesn’t cause you to expend less calories. Having cheat days is also a good strategy. To make weight loss on dieting effective, people may use appetite suppressants.

“Intermittent fasting” is a great way to enhance your growth hormone levels. There have been many scientific studies on how fasting increases HGH levels and how HGH causes weight loss.

Benefits of intermittent fasting are many, and when combined with a supplement that increases growth hormone, there is a great chance you will lose weight.

Alexa Trafralis fitness model, nutritional coach

Advice: You have to find your balance and learn to focus. Once you have formulated your training plan you have to stick to it no matter what. Focus by practicing. Meditation always helps, and staying with your plan may be challenging, but it is worth it.

Commitment is key too! Do something every day, as long as you are staying active. If you are not working out that at that time do something else. Go for a walk, a hike, a jog, swim or even workout to music at home with a group of friends. Keep your heart rate up-don’t just do nothing.

Comments: Meditation can indeed help calm and control your mind, and your mind controls your weight and overall body structure by several mechanisms like secreting certain hormones.

Jon Gabriel puts it perfectly, on his 21 day weight loss meditation challenge:

Sustainable weight loss is not about tricking or forcing your body to be thin. It’s about changing your body from the inside out so your body actually wants to be thin.

When your “unconscious mind” really wants to be thin, it will automatically kickstart those processes and mechanisms that will trigger weight loss in your body.

When your mind is calm, you also sleep better and your cortisol levels are also in balance. And better sleep means more secretion of growth hormone. To complement your meditation efforts, supplements like GABA can help and GABA increase growth hormone too.

It’s good to take a hormonal optimizer pill like Genf20 Plus that contains GABA and other mind calming and hormone optimizing ingredients.

Jen Jewell celebrity trainer, Fitness magazine cover

Advice: There are many women who think excessive cardio workouts are needed if they are going to shed fat. They associate cardio exercising as the key to their success when it is strength training that always leads to lean muscle mass instead of fat. You need to shock your body out of its ‘normal’ routine and have fun doing it! Challenge yourself and you may be really surprised by what your body can do.

Comments: This has been stressed before. Cardio isn’t the best strategy for weight loss. When you go out of your comfort zone with your workouts, it is then that your “unconscious mind” responds by transforming your endocrine/hormonal profile. This new hormonal profile will help to keep the weight off for good.

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I talk about this in the section – “For most people, losing weight without some strenuous exercise is difficult”.

Making use of choline supplements, dopamine enhancers and thermogenic fat burners would complement your circuit training efforts.

Choline supplements make your workouts more powerful by providing more “energy signals” to your body cells so you don’t feel fatigued. Dopamine enhancers help by proving the motivation. Both of them also enhance growth hormone.

And thermogenic fat burners make you burn more calories during your workouts.

Natalie Jill fitness trainer, inventor of the 7 Day Jump Start

Advice: Your everyday diet should be simple, not over-loaded with carbs and high fat foods. Natural foods are best and you don’t have to worry about being hungry if you stick to a natural food plan. Nuts, veggies, seeds, lean meats and fresh fruits will be enough to keep hunger at bay. Several small meals spread throughout the day are much better than one heavy meal.

Try to eat 5 or 6 small well-prepared meals each day. Include plenty of fresh fruit, lean protein, fresh vegetables, and healthy fats. Complex carbs will keep your energy level up and keep your hunger at bay.

Comments: A diet over-loaded with carbs and high fat foods gives rise to the Leptin and insulin insensitivity. And this happens to be the most difficult and stubborn thing in your body to fix, when you’re trying to lose weight.

Fixing leptin and insulin levels is a long term strategy. An effective appetite suppressant and growth hormone releaser will help here.

Going with natural foods and more protein intake is recommended. Two “paleo diet” bloggers Helen Sanders and Paleoleap.com have more tips on paelo diet, natural foods and fixing the leptin issue.

Dempsey Marks yoga instructor, personal trainer

Advice: Sleep! You can’t get enough sleep – at least 8 hours each night if you want to be alert in the morning. Tiredness brings out your hunger, you are craving a carb hit, you need that late night snack and so begins a vicious circle. Get enough sleep so your body and mind are fresh and ready to go in the morning.

When you roll out of bed in the morning do a few warm-up exercises to get the blood flowing. Warm your body up with a few stretches to get that metabolism going and see how good it makes you feel. It doesn’t have to be long-just a simple routine over a period of 3 to 5 minutes will be enough to get you ready for the day ahead.

Comments: It’s true that tiredness and fatigue brings out hunger. Besides, going on a diet or making use of just any diet pill are not the solutions to food addiction.

Your supplement should also have ingredients that provide the body “energy signals”, boost the metabolism and also aid in sound sleep.

I explain in this post, the role of choline supplements and dopamine enhancing supplements that can provide you with energy and making you less hungry during the day.

Besides, using GABA supplements is also recommended to enhance both sleep and growth hormone in the body. Taking an HGH releaser that contains choline supplement and GABA both is a good strategy. Read more on how HGH helps weight loss.

Tiffani Bachus personal trainer

Advice: Mixing up your routine is a great way to avoid becoming bored! Do your weight training 3 or 4 days a week. Alternate days to do high intensity training once or twice a week, and even mix in some yoga. You will hit all your body parts over the course of the week without being bored in the process.

Comments: Mixing up your workout routine is a great strategy indeed to beat the boredom, and keep the motivation. Here is a sample weight loss workout routine with diverse exercises.

Taking thermogenic fat burner and choline based HGH supplement will enhance the potential of your workouts.

Bottom Line

You should make it a point to track your weight loss progress. Nothing complicated, just a baseline chart to see how you are doing as you go along with your weekly routine. Knowing how many calories you are burning, how far you can push yourself, and seeing results will encourage you to do better and not become discouraged.

Remember the best weight loss is one that is accomplished over a reasonable period of time. Nothing healthy is accomplished overnight, but if you follow these techniques offered by the pros you will find the way to a firm, sculpted body is actually easier than you thought.

Commit yourself to moving forward toward your ultimate goal and keep yourself informed on the topic of weight loss. Start now! Make it your goal to give the professionals a little competition in the beautiful body department, or just prove to yourself that you can look spectacular. With proper guidance and the right strategy, you should be able to rock those skinny jeans or showing off your buff bod in that bikini soon.

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