Research has shown that hormones help to control our appetites, eating habits, metabolic rate and also influence the way we burn and store fat.
Hormones can be influenced by such things as: puberty, pregnancy, menopause, ageing, stress, medication, giving up smoking, bad eating habits or change of lifestyle.
Some of the hormones that could be to blame if you are battling with your weight are:
The Human Growth Hormone (HGH) assists with the metabolic rate. Studies show as we age the production of the HGH slows down.
It is believed that with diet alone this hormone can be increased, helping to improve the metabolic rate.
The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme uses specific foods with the purpose of increasing the Human Growth Hormone.
Low serotonin levels may contribute towards mood swings, depression, sleeplessness and migraines. Studies show low serotonin levels are one of the triggers for sugar and carbohydrate cravings as well as eating comfort foods.
One of the aims of the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme is to help increase the levels of serotonin naturally with foods.
If insulin levels are too high, the body may store too much fat and then it can become more difficult to lose weight regardless of how much one diets.
The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme uses foods which are recognised as having a beneficial impact on lowering insulin levels.
Clinical trials, research papers and scientific studies contained in the following are some of the sources that have inspired the principles of the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme:
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