In my last post we talked about estrogen dominance being a root cause of many illnesses. But did you know that too much estrogen also leads to increased body fat?
Hate your muffin top? Too many calories may not be the reason! Your belly fat might be the result of hormone imbalance, specifically too much estrogen and too little progesterone. Fat belly carries the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Estrogen reduces your body ability to metabolise fatty acids, which means your body stores it as fat! And those fatty tissues then produce estrogen. Not good!
So what is the problem with estrogen dominance? Estrogen is present in our food, environment and water. So additionally to what your body produces, you also get it from the food you eat, the air you breath, the cosmetics you use..see how you can simply get too much of it?
How can you re-balance your hormones and reduce estrogen? Certain foods can help shift excess estrogen out of your body:
Foods to avoid:
Additionally address stress which has been linked with reduced progesterone production, which leads to estrogen dominance.
….So before you cut even more calories to try to lose that stubborn tummy fat get a simple test by your GP, which will tell you if your hormones are out of balance.