Your hormones play a major role in your ability to lose weight, so what do you do if you’re a man or woman with a hormonal imbalance?
The answer might be hiding in plain sight and as close as your kitchen.
In this post, we explore how you can balance hormones by eating more fat.
When you learn how to get the right fats into your diet in the right amounts, you’ll reset your hormones and unlock your body’s fat-burning metabolism.
- By Becky Gillaspy
- March 11, 2017
- The Blog
Are you interested in the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp or the Bright Line Eating Diet but want to know what others are saying about them?
I’ve put together an extensive Bright Line Eating Reviews post for you.
This review includes actual member concerns and praises gathered from more than 1,700 forum posts, official FAQ posted by Bright Line Eaters, and three Facebook live broadcasts.
I wish I had some catchy mnemonic or easy trick that I could share with you to clearly explain how to tell a healthy fat from an unhealthy fat, but the reality is that fats are complicated.
We have to throw out all of the over-simplified facts that we’ve been taught about fats. For instance, we can no longer say the following.
- Saturated fats are bad for you. Nope. In fact, coconut oil is a saturated fat that has many health benefits. Even butter is getting good press nowadays thanks to the popularity of products like Bulletproof Coffee.
- All saturated fats are solid at room temperature. Not all of them. MCT oil is a saturated fat but stays in liquid form even when it’s refrigerated.
- Polyunsaturated fats are best. The truth is polyunsaturated fats comprise some of the worst fats (i.e. vegetable oils) and best fats (i.e. omega-3 fatty acids).
The more we learn about the importance of dietary fats for hormone balance and weight loss, the savvier we must become with our diets and the more educated we have to become as consumers.
This beginner’s guide to healthy fats and unhealthy fats is a good place to start.
It’s the most often asked question I receive: Can I use Stevia on my diet?
I bet you’re wondering something similar…
- Is Stevia okay for people with a sweet tooth?
- Do artificial sweeteners sabotage my weight-loss effort?
- Can I use Stevia if I’m diabetic?
- If artificial sweeteners are okay, do you recommend any particular brand?
There are many artificial sweeteners on the market all promising to replace the diet-destroying sugar with zero-calorie sweetness.
Could it be true?
Could those little blue, pink, and yellow packets sweeten our coffee, without doing us harm?
I lay it all out for you in this post by sharing both the good and the bad of artificial sweeteners.
[Guest Post by LaToya Gay]
Staying fit takes dedication and hard work. These are two of the reasons so many let it fall by the wayside.
Even if you make it a priority, it can still be easy to get off track, especially during the holidays and during the cold months of winter.
If you’re like most people, you’re often too busy with planning events and travel to keep your health a priority.
What’s worse, if you’re surrounded by people who aren’t focused on healthy living, it’s easier to slip in an extra snack or choose a burger over a salad.
Of course, skipping one day at the gym or eating one cookie won’t destroy your habits. However, if the only place you wear sweatpants is at home and you’re reaching for a bag of chips more than vegetables, it might mean your fitness program is off track.
It isn’t always so obvious when you get off track, and for many, it’s a gradual process. So what are some signs you might have gone off the rails of your fitness program?
Could it be my thyroid?
It’s a thought that’s crossed your mind, right?
After all, you have the classic symptom of hypothyroidism, namely…
Your weight loss is slow or non-existent, even though you’re eating the same, or better than you ever have.
You’ve heard that your thyroid runs your metabolism, but how does that work?
How do you know if your thyroid is underperforming?
And, most importantly, what can you start doing today to help your thyroid fire up your metabolism so that you can get faster weight loss results.
I address all of these questions starting now and share my 4-A Strategy for Charging Your Thyroid (& Metabolism), Naturally.
- By Becky Gillaspy
- December 23, 2016
- The Blog
A few months ago, I wrote the Ultimate Guide to Bright Line Eating, but something was missing. This post fills that gap by providing you with my take on a Bright Line Eating Meal Plan.