Hormones are chemical messengers that control almost everything that happens in your body, including how you feel! It’s your hormones that orchestrate fat loss, fat gain, muscle growth, energy, cravings, hunger, mood and much more!
Every time we eat we are creating a hormonal response in the body. One of the most powerful & immediate ways we can influence our hormones is by optimizing what we eat, how much & when.
Though there are dozens of hormone related episodes of this podcast on topics ranging from menopause to PCOS and sleep disturbances, here are a few to get you started!
Two of the biggest threats to your metabolism & overall health are chronic stress and overeating. Interestingly, chronic stress drives overeating and overeating creates additional stress. It's what's known as a "feed forward" cycle. In today's episode we're talking...read more
We aren't getting enough sleep. We wear our fatigue (and talk about it) like it is a badge of honor. It's not. You're not tough. You're not hardcore. You're damaging your long-term health and dramatically impeding your fat loss. If you haven't guessed, we're talking...read more
If you've listened to much of the Primal Potential podcast, you understand that fat loss is very much about hormones. There are 3 hormones in particular that we can consider "the fat loss hormones". If we understand how they work and what specific choices we can make...read more
Check out the most current posts on hormones below:
Does bulletproof coffee help you burn fat? Should you be drinking it? Does it matter how you make it? Should you use coconut oil or MCT oil? Does it matter? What if your butter isn't grassfed? What kind of coffee should you use? Does it matter? Is it breakfast? Can...read more
Earlier in the week I got an email asking, "Why aren't beans paleo?" It's a great question & one we're diving into in today's episode. We'll talk about macronutrients - are beans really a good source of protein? Do they have a lot of carbs? We'll talk about...read more
We have more bacterial cells and bacterial genes in our bodies than we do human cells and human genes. Our microbiome influences every single aspect of our health. It has a tremendous influence over our metabolisms, hunger, appetite, fat storage and fat burning. If we...read more
Most of us aren't taking advantage of a huge tool at our disposal: light. Light has the ability to increase our metabolism, speed our healing, reduce inflammation, increase energy and much more. Yet, we take it for granted. We think using light is quackery. It's not....read more
Today we are talking about how we mess up our body's natural ability to regulate hunger & satiety, or feelings of fullness. Our body is actually designed to keep us from gaining too much weight through a series of hormonal signals. However, we have the ability to...read more
The thyroid hormones tend to get the most attention from the general public when it comes to weight loss. You hear people say all the time that they struggle with their weight because they have a “slow thyroid” or something to that effect. There is no doubt that the...read more
People think that calories are king when it comes to fat loss and if they can just eat fewer calories and burn as many as possible that they’ll lose weight. Unfortunately, that is NOT true and abiding by that model can leave you hungry, tired, fat and frustrated. I...read more
We have the power to turn on fat burning via our food choices. That's pretty powerful stuff. What's more powerful, in my opinion, is understanding how we're constantly turning fat burning OFF via our food choices without even knowing it! There is one particular...read more
If you want to lose weight you have GOT to start paying attention to the link between hormones and fat loss. If you haven't heard, the calories in/calories out model is DATED. It might make you lose some weight but you'll be hungry, tired and doing damage to your...read more
Leptin is at the top of the hormonal hierarchy. Leptin & weight loss are very, very closely linked. Leptin might as well lumped in with insulin (in terms of its paramount importance) because, like insulin, its influence on fat loss is overwhelming. Here’s the thing...read more