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A lot of people wonder why it’s so hard to lose weight.
There can be a combination of reasons. But, first, let’s take a look at something very important.
All six fat-burning hormones can work only if your liver is functional. The liver activates 80 percent of your thyroid hormone. Even though the liver is not considered as an endocrine gland, it does produce a hormone.
Behind many stubborn weight cases, you’ll find a sluggish liver. You see, in order to have a diseased liver on blood test, sometimes much of the liver has to be destroyed. When your liver fills up significantly with scar tissues, it’s called cirrhosis. The only way to really prove that this has happened is by performing a needle biopsy. The problem is that this procedure can result in death, even though that’s rare (1 out of 10,000).
Most of the time, the liver is not in full-blown disease yet; it’s in more of a subclinical or a predisease situation. In such cases, the liver has broken down to the point where fat-burning hormones are now resistant.
Since one function of the liver is to manufacture body proteins from dietary proteins, when the liver gets damaged, proteins become deficient regardless of how much you eat. This now low-protein state creates fluid accumulation in the abdomen, called ascites. You’ve probably seen the guy with a potbelly on the beach wearing a Speedo. His problem might be water weight, not fat.
I’ve rearranged my entire weight-loss program to improve liver health as a first action, and the results are good. People are losing weight for the first time in years. It’s really working!
So, focus on your liver, get healthy, lose weight, and feel great!