We’ve been talking hormones all month and we hope you’ve learned a little something that will help you avoid – or recover from – the hormone imbalances that are all too common these days. The basis of Dr. Sara’s new book is that certain food groups are related to the aggravation of specific hormones. The elimination diet Sara leads readers through in The Hormone Reset Diet starts with cutting alcohol and meat tin order to rebalance estrogen – a connection we never knew existed. Read through all seven hormones and the foods that can throw them out of whack. Try the diet in Sara’s book or just note these connections next time your body is feeling off…
You’re about to enter the circle of hormone resets (as shown in the above figure) that expedite major body transformation from the inside out. I know what it’s like at the top, after completing the first round of seven hormone resets – I can see the comprehensive view from here, and it’s amazing. Yes, you will fix your broken metabolism and lose weight. But more importantly, you will take the crucial steps you need to feel at home in your body again. You will break the relentless cycle of stress and weight gain. You won’t be constantly bloated, stressed, or sleep deprived. You will grow the happy and diverse bacteria that keep you lean and shed the bacteria that make you fat. After you take all these steps, you will have reset your metabolism.
The 7 Keys to resetting your Hormones
Go meatless: Reset your estrogen by excluding red meat and alcohol from your diet. (Note that this reset is essential for everyone, whether you’re a meat eater or not.)
Go sugar free: Banish your cravings for sugar and reset your insulin.
Go fruitless: Reset your hunger hormone, leptin.
Go caffeine free: Reset your relationship to stress and cortisol.
Go grain free: Activate your thyroid hormone in a powerful new way and reset insulin and leptin.
Go dairy free: Reset your growth hormone, which also improves insulin.
Go toxin free: Redirect your testosterone level to normal, and support the reset of estrogen, insulin, leptin and thyroid.
From THE HORMONE RESET DIET: Heal Your Metabolism To Lose Up To 15 Pounds in 21 Days. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Gottfried. Reprinted with permission by HarperOne, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers.