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Are Hormones to Blame For Belly Fat?

Is your hormone blamed for excess belly fat? You don't have to be middle-aged to start developing belly fat, in fact women start to lose weight around their middles when they reach 30. It is believed that average women gain one to two pounds a year and most are around the middle. This is the result of the varying levels of hormones that women experience as they age, from the mid-thirties to lower progesterone faster than the eostrogen levels, thus hormonal imbalance leads to weight gain and other side effects.

Certain foods can reduce estrogen levels and help reduce belly fat. These include vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, beet, cauliflower, celery, kale, spring vegetables, spinach and radish. Two parts a day is recommended. Citrus fruits like citrus, grapefruit, lime, lemon and tangerine can also have an effect and one meal per day is recommended. Fiber, such as grains, red rice and wheat bran and wholemeal bread, binds to additional estrogen in the digestive tract and is then released from the body. Extra vegetables like courgettes, carrots and tomatoes, as well as sesame seeds and hemp seeds, can also help balance your hormones.

Avoid foods like saturated fat, refined carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar, caffeine and alcohol as this increases estrogen dominance.

Calcium is essential for healthy bones and the addition of calcium D-glucarate which acts as a super fiber helps balance the hormones and in turn promotes weight loss and overcomes the dreaded belly fat.


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