Getting rid of fat, part 11. My free belly fat book talks about the importance of and how to achieve hormone balance of estrogen and testosterone as the keys for ideal fat loss.
Hi, this is Dr. Dennis Clark again, with my next segment on belly fat science based on the medical literature, the research that I’ve done on how to lose belly fat. I’m about ready to go out and play golf on a beautiful sunny morning in Arizona, so I thought I’d give you my thoughts on this topic before I go. It has to do with your steroid hormone balance. You have probably more than 150 steroid hormones that your body makes naturally. The two most famous ones are testosterone and estrogen. Particularly, those two are effective in governing how your body composition is. You’ll lose testosterone as you get older. You can do some things supplementally to take care of that and boost that. However, the most important thing that happens to people on a routine basis, and I mean men as well as women, is that we all become estrogen dominant. When we get a little fatter, the fat cells make estrogen, and the effect of having more estrogen makes more fat. It’s a vicious circle, so the more fat you have the more estrogen you have, the more estrogen you have the more fat you have. What that means is that it is crucial to get your estrogen balance under control, and there are ways to do that with creams or supplements that are important. And I talk about that in my book, “5 Steps to a Slimmer and Healthier You.” I want to give you one pointer today, though, that may be the easiest thing to do. We don’t know how exactly important it could be for every single person. However, there are foreign estrogens in the environment that I want to tell you about, at least I want to tell you about one of, and just tell you to avoid it. It is called BPA. It’s part of plasticizing agents that go into making plastic bottles that you get bottled water in. There are all kinds of plasticizers that go into plastic containers that you can be exposed to in your diet. There are plastic liners in canned goods. There are plastic containers of all kinds. I just wanted to give you a little tip about that. If you want to affect your estrogen balance in a good way, get rid of those things in your lifestyle. In fact, if you drink bottled water, the best thing I do is dump the bottle water out and refill it with fresh water from my home. The substance that you have to avoid, BPA, is going to cause your estrogen balance to go in the wrong direction. That’s just a little tip for the day. As you can see steroid hormones are a key for metabolic balance. To get an idea of what you can do for getting your steroid hormones in balance for lifestyle and even supplements, go ahead and look at the details in my free belly fat book. You can download it now at BellyFatScience.com.
All the best with getting rid of fat,