The hormone reset diet was developed by the author of the New York Times bestseller ‘The Hormone Cure’ by Dr. Sarah Gottfried. It describes how you can lose weight faster by growing new receptors for the hormones that can affect the metabolic rate. The diet claims to help you lose around 6-7 kgs in just 21 days. It works by stabilizing the hormones and regulating the appetite as well. The diet also claims to work for belly fat and may reduce it significantly. Weight loss has always been linked with unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical activity. However, according to this diet hormones can also help you lose weight and leads to improved metabolism. It can also reduce the signs of aging in some people, based on their problems.
The diet excludes the intake of food that can destabilize the hormones and encourages the consumption of foods that can lead to hormonal balance. Foods that should be avoided are coffee and other drinks with caffeine, alcohol, refined carbs, dairy products like cheese, processed meat, and saturated fats. Intake of these foods can increase the level of cortisol also known as the stress hormone. This can lead to increased cravings for fatty and sugary foods. It also affects testosterone levels which can also lead to obesity. Other hormones like estrogen also get disturbed and can increase the risk of various health complications.
The foods that can be consumed on the hormone reset diet are vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale, most fruits except citrus fruits, nuts and seeds like flaxseeds and chia seeds, gluten-free grains, unsaturated oils, soy, dairy products derived from goat or sheep’s milk, and plant milk. Consumption of the foods listed above can promote hormonal balance and reduce inflammation in the body. Balanced hormones reduce the risk of weight gain and also help in regulating appetite. This can help in weight loss.
The diet involves eating after every 4 hours and only healthy food is to be consumed. While following the diet you can get one or two cheat meals in a week. Exercise is also crucial while following the diet. It is recommended to work out for at least 30 minutes, 6 days a week. Incorporating different types of workouts like cardio, strength training, and yoga are recommended. It can be followed by vegans as well since the diet allows the intake of protein-rich foods that are suitable for vegans.
Nowadays, everyone wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight and to prevent any health complications. However, not one approach works for all. Therefore, it is necessary to experiment for a while before concluding anything. Various factors can affect the way your body reacts to a certain diet. It is also necessary to follow a diet recommended by a registered nutritionist rather than experimenting on your own. This diet encourages the consumption of natural and whole foods most of the time however, the number of calories to be consumed is too less and the amount of weight loss is not considered healthy.