Connected Body Podcast With Laura London

The Truth About Fat Burners

April 20, 2022 Laura London Season 2 Episode 1
Connected Body Podcast With Laura London
The Truth About Fat Burners
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Today we are talking about fat burners. NATURES FAT BURNERS - Are you taking fat burners? Do you really know what they are doing to your body?

Most fat burners can increase the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Cortisol works hard during times of fear or stress. Cortisol has some very cute kick names like “the death hormone” and “THE FAT STORAGE HORMONE.” So cute right?

When your cortisol levels are elevated your body is in stress or "fight & flight mode". It will temporarily shut down bodily systems such as your metabolism and fat burning so it can get escape danger. If you are walking around all day, as most people are in the state of "fight & flight", your digestion is going to be at a stand still.

If you are suffering from anxiety, fat burners can worsen your problem. The side effects include anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, dizziness and vomiting.

Healthier Natural Fat Burners

Here I discuss some easy to implement tips on including natural fat burners into your health and weight loss toolbox. It's  time to shift to a more natural approach.  Consider switching from chemical laden fat burners and switch over to green juices, or organic green tea instead. Your body will be much happier.

 CELERY = an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6.

 GRAPEFRUIT = Helps the liver to cleanse unhealthy toxins from the body. Helps to turn up your metabolism. The essential oil in grapefruit helps to support your immune system.

 LEMON = A natural detoxifier. Helps to promote hydration, supports weight loss, loaded with vitamin C and more.

 KALE = Kale is high in iron, Vitamin K & A, filled with powerful antioxidants, great anti-inflammatory food. Kale is great for cardiovascular support.

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I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Connected Body Podcast.

Hi everyone. And welcome to the connected body podcast. I'm Laura London, founder of Laura London, Fitness dot com. I'm a regular mom who decided to step out of her comfort zone and get healthy and fit in my mid forties with a family. And I have not looked back since I'm a fitness expert, health coach, author Reiki master, and self-love warrior.

This podcast is for you. If you want to feel confident, powerful, connected, and strong in your own body and life at any age, then the connected podcast is going to be your new home each week. I'll bring you a new health topic or thought leader to talk about all things, health, fitness, mindset, and living your best connected life.

Are you ready? Let's go.  Today I wanted to talk to you about fat burners,  I run into people, women, especially who are just starting on their health and weight loss journey. And they're on fat burners. Meaning the pills that come in, the little bottles that they buy at the vitamin stores. And I have a really strong opinion on fat burners.

One because I've used them before. So I understand what they do in the body and fat burners, no matter how much advertising know how much money they spend on them, they are not your BFF. And I'm going to tell you why it's because they artificially elevate your heart rate. They artificially elevate cortisol in your body. Cortisol is your fat storage hormone.

So even though you might feel like you're getting some extra energy from those fat burners, you're not and wanted to doing is the total opposite. It's affecting you're adrenals. It's affecting the cortisol level in your body and it's affecting the stress hormone. So my advice to you is to really research. If you're taking fat burners, read the labels, really dive into and see what they are made of.

I'm going to give you some healthy alternatives, like natural fat burners. Okay? So one would be just organic green tea. That's full of high antioxidants. It's going to help bring up your metabolism, but in a healthy way, that's not going to stress out your body when you stress out your body, especially when you get into your fifties and sixties and you're you can't,

you can't, you shouldn't be exercising or doing all the things you were in your twenties, thirties, and sometimes even in your forties, your body is different. The chemical reactions that are going on in your body or are different. So you need to hit it a little bit differently, especially if you're not having the same results that you used to have in your twenties thirties, and forties. Okay. Another thing you can do are  green juices, green juices. So celery celery is like your number one BFF. It's going to hydrate your body. You're going to be giving it a lot of I'm rolling back here on my chair, cell salts. So what are our cells salts/,

they're kind of like Gatorade and I don't like to name labels, but it naturally hydrates your body without anything artificial. So celery is awesome. Anything in the citrus, grapefruit lemon, lime oranges. If you want to juice those along with celery, there are natural detox, detoxifier, a natural diuretic along with asparagus. Another thing that I've put in there was kale.

So if you want to add a nice leafy green, that's going to add to your body's detoxification. It's going to give you more energy, more vitamins, more minerals. It's going to hydrate the body. Do you see where I'm going with this? An artificial, a fat burner.  an artificial. Fat-burner all it's really going to do is elevate your heart rate.

It's really not going to have the fat burning affect you're looking for. When you go to nature and you really ingrain yourself in what your body needs. It's like a puzzle. If you're giving it things at, from nature, that it knows what to do with those puzzle pieces are going to fit together and work in harmony. And the body always wants to be in harmony or in balance.

But if you're giving it things that are made in a laboratory or things that elevate other body functions, abnormally, they don't quite fit together. I hope that makes sense to you. That's my little rant and rave today on fat burners. I hope it resonates with you. You really understand, and you get that back. The closer we can go to nature,

our bodies are always going to respond better. All right, ladies, love you. thats it for now. Bye-bye.

The Truth About Fat Burners