I was reminded this week of the importance of looking after your liver health if you are trying to lose (or not gain) belly fat. This is especially true once you get into middle age when hormones start messing about. I know this to be true as I woke up about 8 months ago and suddenly had a new layer – it’s the oestrogen/progesterone balance change and the drop in metabolism!
The reason the liver is so important is because it processes excess hormones and also helps to determine whether you turn carbs into fat or energy.
Here’s a reminder for you:
So, two of the best steps you can take if you’re fighting belly fat are to control your carb intake and glucose levels – see the Belly Fat Plan.
If I could (I can’t yet do many supplements), I would then support my liver with eg. Liver GI. This is a favourite of mine because it has a brilliant mix that will support gut, liver, gallbladder and hormone clearance. Most often, these formulas don’t have enough to actually do a really good job. This one does. Maybe give yourself 2-3 months on this once or twice a year, and add a binder to mop up any toxins this releases.
Different binders bind different toxins, so it is a good idea to get one that covers a lot of bases, since you don’t know what you’re going to detox! Try Ultra Binder (you’ll need to use my advanced practitioner code 4Y2AE7 to get that). Neither of these are cheap, but if you’re going to do it, do it properly!
Meantime, see more tips on the Weight Loss factsheet in the A-Z here.