Are you familiar with this term yet? Many people are (through browsing in the Internet) but they don’t exactly know what it is. Here is the explanation of hormone diet.
Natasha Turner as the author of the book of hormone diet believes that hormonal imbalances can lead to overweight. The fluctuation of certain hormone levels can cause weight gain, stubborn belly fat, sluggishness, sugar craving, stress, lagging libido, and health problems.
Consisting of two weeks of detox, hormone diet adopt Mediterranean style plus some uses of supplement.
What We Can Eat in Hormone Diet
Turner creates “Glyci-Med” food plan which mixes foods which can raise sugar slowly (GI—glycemic index) with a traditional Mediterranean diet. The foods we can consume include lean protein (such as wild-caught fish, eggs, and chicken breasts); flaxseeds, chia seeds, and most nuts; vegetables and most fruits; whole grains (such as quinoa, brown rice, and buckwheat); and olive oil and some other unsaturated oils and fats, (such as canola oil).
Some of the foods we should minimize or avoid are alcohol, caffeine, processed meat, fried foods, saturated fats, artificial sweeteners, peanuts, simple high-GI carbs like white bread, and full-fat dairy.
You can eat 3-4 times a day, 80% of which must be healthy foods. The good news is you can have two “cheat meals” within a weak.
What Other Efforts We Should Do in Hormone Diet
First of all, for two weeks, you will quit sugar, alcohol, most oils, gluten, and caffeine. Testing body’s pH balance using pH strips is recommended, as well as checking hormone through blood, urine, or saliva tests. You will also be required to consume supplements, such as calcium-magnesium-vitamin D3, omega-3 fatty acids, and multivitamins.
You need to prepare yourself to cook the whole food by yourself. Prepared meals and snacks are big no! Turner also recommends green tea to replace your love for soda and coffee.
It is good if you consume as much organic food as possible. There are fairly basic recipes and 1-week sample. If you don’t feel comfortable following the diet plan, your options may be limited.
You are also recommended to have 30 minutes of exercise in 6 days within a week by combining cardio, strength training interval training, and yoga.