6 Easy Ways To Switch On Your Hormones that Burn Fat

5The hormone which uses fat

The hormone glucagon functions in such a way the helps in breaking down stored carbs and fats into energy. In a sense, it is the exact opposite of insulin. Having more glucagon in your body will only help you become leaner.

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What can be done?

The best way to increase glucagon levels in the body is by eating foods that are high in protein but low in carbs. There are many food sources like meat, tofu, nuts, and fish, which can also be really delicious.

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6The appetite decreasing hormone

When we feel intense and strong emotions like anger or fear which requires quick reactions, then epinephrine also known as adrenaline which is the “fight or flight” hormone gets released. This hormone is only released in situations when our brain tells us that we need to prepare to be fast or strong thereby encouraging our body to start using up the reserve fats in our body for energy. To prepare our body to take quick action, it even suppresses our appetite.

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What can be done?

With high-intensity interval training one can really boost their epinephrine levels. HIIT workouts are relatively short for not more than 30 minutes in duration. It is a combination of short but intense cardio exercises ranging from 30 seconds to a minute where you put in 100% effort and have an equally short rest time. In a HIIT workout, you can something like 30 seconds of sprinting followed by 1 minute of slow walking.

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