Fat Burning Foods:
The levels of declining hormones, like testosterone, in men and women is extremely abnormal in today’s day and age.
Although most women think that testosterone only defines manhood, it’s declining at a rapid rate for women too.
This can cause both men and women to lose energy, stamina, sex drive, muscle, and just generally “feel” worse than they should.
Sperm count and quality has dropped, infertility problems have increased, and the number of men and women visiting the doctor for sexual dysfunction is higher than ever.
So what’s goin’ on?
Well…a few things really.
First, lack of the right nutrients and environmental toxins are more prominent than ever.
Second, diets high in processed carbohydrates and processed vegetable oils wreak havoc on your hormones.
There is also a LACK of natural animal fats and, believe it or not, “healthy” cholesterol in our diets.
In fact, testosterone is made from cholesterol.
But instead of eating cholesterol-rich, fat burning foods, Americans consume an astonishing 50%+ of their calories from fattening foods like bread and pasta.
Research has shown diets consisting of less than 40% fat (like the Standard American Diet) lead to decreases in testosterone levels in both men and women.
Here’s how you can fix what’s broken by using REAL fat burning foods.
Outside of cutting down on processed food, make sure you start consuming more friendly fats and foods that are rich in vitamins that have been shown to boost “T” production.
Fat Burning Foods:
1) Pasture or Farm Raised Chicken Eggs
These are eggs laid by chickens that eat insects, seeds, and minimal grains. You can get them at a local farmer’s market or find a farmer in your area.
Google it! 🙂
You’ll know pastured eggs the second you crack one open.
Their yolks tend to be more orange, rather than pale yellow. And make sure you eat the yolk too!
It not only contains healthy cholesterol, but also contains the majority of the antioxidants and important vitamins like A, D, E, and K.
2) Raw Seeds
If you have any interest in maintaining healthy testosterone levels and boosting your fat-loss hormones, then make sure you’re eating raw pumpkin seeds.
Eat them on their own, throw them in a salad, or blend them in a shake.
A bonus side-effect of pumpkin seeds is they contain the amino acid leucine, which helps increase protein synthesis, fatty acid oxidation, and recovery, while helping support testosterone levels.
Pumpkin seeds also provide a great source of zinc and magnesium, which have also been shown to naturally elevate testosterone… and improve sperm count in men.
3) Cod liver oil
This one is my favorite because I’m Norwegian (aka- Viking blood) and cod liver oil has been known as the testosterone-boosting secret of the Vikings for years now.
It was a major part of their daily diets, which many believe is the reason for their dense muscle mass and large frames.
That’s because cod liver oil is loaded with vitamins A and D. Studies indicate both of these vitamins are linked with increased testosterone production.
So whether you’re a man OR a woman, make sure you add these 3 fat burning foods to your nutrition plan.
I’ll be back tomorrow with the remaining 4 rarely talked about hormone-boosting, fat burning foods you should be adding to your diet.
But remember, testosterone can work its magic best when you maintain higher levels of growth hormone along with it.
There are two simple ways you can increase GH naturally.
1. Intermittent Fasting
I know the “I.F.” trend is not for everybody, but if you want to skyrocket your GH levels it’s worth experimenting with at least once per week or more.
And there’s nobody more informed and knowledgeable about fasting than Brad Pillon.
He’s researched all the published studies PROVING that his particular fasting method raises natural GH, keeps insulin low, and balances cortisol, while promoting “healthy” adrenals.
24 Hour Fat Loss Fix <—– Over 317 peer reviewed studies proves this works
2. Short, high intensity workouts utilizing a specific tempo and rep scheme
This particular approach, coined the 4X method, only requires 90 minutes per week and is specifically designed to release massive amounts of all-natural growth hormone as well.
Keep going strong,