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Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!
Master Your Metabolism The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body Author:Jillian Michaels Product Description: — Does it feel as if youre fighting your body to lose even one poundor just to maintain your current weight? Respected health and wellness expert and bestselling author Jillian Michaels has been there, too. So she consulted top experts in the field of metabolism and discovered that shed inadvertently been ab... more »using her endocrine system for years. After fixing her own metabolism, she decided to share what she learned by devising this simple, 3-phase plan that engages all the weight-loss hormones (including the friendly HGH, testosterone, DHEA; and the not-so-friendly: insulin, cortisol, and excess estrogen).
In Master Your Metabolism, discover how to:
REMOVE anti-nutrients from your diet
RESTORE foods that speak directly to fat-burning genes
REBALANCE energy and your hormones for effortless weight loss
Michaels offers a wealth of information throughout, including: shopping lists and online shopping resources, hormone-trigger food charts, how to eat power nutrient foods on a budget, smart strategies for eating out, quick and easy recipes, as well as mini-programs for addressing PMS, andropause, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and menopause.« less
It appears a lot of research has gone into this book, and Jillian acts upon what she believes. I found useful tips to use in my own course to a healthier lifestyle, but if I tried to do everything she suggests, I would need to make this a full time job. She does state it is better to try one or two things first then move on. I think the item I took away from the book that will be the most helpful to me is trying to buy organic when possible. Her examples and explanations finally brought it home to me why this is such a key ingredient to trying to maintain weight, and feeling better physically. With a vegetable garden in the summer, we do maintain this type of eating during the season, but during the winter not so much. I had to skim over parts of the book as it became very scientific explaining the human body and its chemistry. Again though, there were helpful tips buried in those pages too. For me it was worth a complete read through, but is not a keeper for my library at this time.
Though a little intense with all the physiology, I thought this book was great, a real eye opener about what I was putting into my body. It kinda freaked me out a little, and has me really thinking about a lifestyle change. I was looking for that next thing to help me with my weight loss. Today is Day5 for me in going all natural with my food choices, not organic necessarily and I'm not going to the extreme of changing my toiletries or avoiding plastic. I'm gonna give it 30 days and see how it goes. I'm already more aware of what I'm putting into my body and I've already lost 2# in 5 days! I completely recommend everyone reading this just to open your eyes about food. It was also amazing to learn more about Jillian's past. Jillian is a great writer, very witty, easy to read!
Jillian goes into a LOT of detail about what eat hormone does & doesn't do as well as how it is affected, what foods are good/bad to help increase/reduce the hormone.
She provides an "eat this" to do that with each one also. I began to feel that if I ate everything she recommended, I'd be 300 lbs and gaining! Unfortunately, I don't think she really covered sugars and grains as far as other things they do to our system. I think if you are looking to fully understand how our food intake affects us and work on "fixing" your hormones and your health, Dallas & Melissa Hartwig's "It Starts with Food" may be a better starting point. It's written more for the average person in a common sense method.
While Jillian's book is incredibly detailed and a good reference, it can be overwhelming.