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Dr. Beth Westie

Tips to Target Your Waist!

Weight around the midsection can be one of the toughest areas to really target and drop weight, and burn fat. And it is NOT due to a lack of effort! It is NOT because we’re not doing enough diets, or the right diet, right?

The truth is, we are usually following plans and systems that actually aren’t meant for our systems to be successful on because our bodies are shifting and changing throughout the month.

Our bodies are dynamic and they change OFTEN. If we really want to target that hormonal weight (the waist line), there are a few key things we have to look at for our overall health.  We have all said, “I’m just going to cut out food and calories and then it’s going to work,” right? No! We can’t approach hormonal weight from a point of restriction or starvation. 

It’s time for us to stop buying into all the marketing that is targeted towards women. If you are really going to target hormonal weight around the midsection, it can’t be a crash diet or extreme workout plan for your abs. Hormonal weight takes time and is actually one of the last places that you will burn fat.

It is definitely achievable, but it takes a balanced approach and following these steps.

First, you need enough PROTEIN. I’m talking protein pacing! Getting enough protein, spread throughout the day, in every meal! This is key! Shoot for 20 grams of protein at every meal (5-6 meals/snacks a day!)

The second big factor is SLEEP. You MUST sleep. Even 30 minutes of extra sleep can be enough to start your body in burning that hormonal weight around your midsection. 30 extra minutes of sleep. Quality sleep. If you have little ones at home, that can be an uphill battle. I totally get it. Just become a little more intentional about how much sleep you are getting and the quality of sleep as well!

The third aspect to hormonal weight loss is STRESS. I am talking about decreasing stress across the board. Stress in your environment, environmental toxins, stress in your relationships with friends, family, work, etc. It’s also important to decrease the stress that you put on your body when you work out. Check out the video for some tips!

The final step is INTERMITTENT FASTING for women, but in an entirely different pattern. Do not intermittent fast the way men do because that’s going to backfire and cause your body to store more fat. If you are doing it correctly and supporting the female body, intermittent fasting will trigger your system to release and flush so much of that excess hormone out of your body.

Just remember, if you haven’t had success losing hormonal weight, it is not your fault. You just need the right mindset and tools to succeed. Protein, Sleep, Stress reduction, and Intermittent Fasting designed for the female cycles are some very important ways to achieve long-lasting health!

You can check out the full video on targeting hormonal weight hereTips to Target Your Waist!

If you missed my exclusive webinar last week, you can listen to it here3 Steps to Balancing Hormones Naturally

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