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Master your metabolism : the 3 diet secrets to naturally balancing your hormones for a hot and health body!
Michaels, Jillian.

Aalst, Mariska van.
Personal Author:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Crown Publishers, c2009.
Physical Description:
x, 277 p. ; 24 cm.


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Book 613.25 MICHAELS Adult Reading Level Non-fiction

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Does it feel as if you're fighting your body to lose even one pound--or just to maintain your current weight? Respected health and wellness expert and bestselling author Jillian Michaels has been there, too. So she consulted top experts in the field of metabolism and discovered that she'd inadvertently been abusing her endocrine system for years. After "fixing" her own metabolism, she decided to share what she learned by devising this simple, 3-phase plan that engages all the weight-loss hormones (including the friendly HGH, testosterone, DHEA; and the not-so-friendly: insulin, cortisol, and excess estrogen).

In Master Your Metabolism , discover how to:
*REMOVE "anti-nutrients" from your diet
*RESTORE foods that speak directly to fat-burning genes
*REBALANCE energy and your hormones for effortless weight loss

Michaels offers a wealth of information throughout, including: shopping lists and online shopping resources, hormone-trigger food charts, how to eat "power nutrient" foods on a budget, smart strategies for eating out, quick and easy recipes, as well as mini-programs for addressing PMS, andropause, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and menopause.

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Library Journal Review

Michaels (Making the Cut; Winning by Losing), the strength trainer for television's The Biggest Loser, here addresses the influence that hormone balance-affected by estrogen, insulin, testosterone, cortisol, epinephrine, leptin, and others-has on weight loss. Various internal and external influences can cause hormones to over- or underproduce, resulting in not only weight gain but serious illness. Michaels's plan emphasizes natural foods, organically grown and unprocessed. She describes which foods affect which hormones and how plastics and pollutants in our air and water and additives in many different products can also cause imbalances. She makes a good case for not using bioidentical hormones. Michaels claims that most prescription drugs should be eliminated but does recommend doing this under a doctor's supervision. This generally responsible program is bound to be popular with the public. Not an essential purchase, but a good one if you need this type of material.-Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Take Back Your Metabolism Why Hormones Matter-to All of Usp. 1
Part 1 This is your Metabolism on Hormones
Chapter 1 Let Me Guess-Is This What's Happening to You? How I Came to Realize My Hormones Were Totally Screwed Upp. 9
Chapter 2 Meet the Key Players How Your Hormones Determine Your Metabolismp. 31
Chapter 3 How You Got This Way Why the Land of Plenty Is Not Good-in More Ways Than Onep. 63
Chapter 4 How the Diet Works Overview of How the Remove/Restore/Rebalance Plan Resets Your Metabolismp. 84
Part 2 The Master Plan
Chapter 5 Step 1-Remove Eliminate the Antinutrients That Trigger Your Fat-Storing Hormonesp. 91
Chapter 6 Step 2-Restore Discover the Power Nutrients That Feed Your Fat-Burning Hormonesp. 119
Chapter 7 Step 3-Rebalance Adjust the Timing, Quantity, and Combinations of Food for Maximum Metabolic Impactp. 153
Part 3 The Master Tools
Chapter 8 The Master Lifestyle Strategies Remove Toxins in Your Home, Restore Lost Nutrients in Your Diet, and Rebalance Energy to Erase Crushing Stressp. 167
Chapter 9 The Master Meal Plan and Recipes The Meal Plan and 15-plus Quick and Easy Meals to Get You In and Out of the Kitchen Fastp. 195
Chapter 10 The Master Remedies Programs for 6 of the Most Common Hormonal Disordersp. 217
Chapter 11 Welcome to Your New Metabolism How to Carry the Remove/Restore/Rebalance Program into the Rest of Your Lifep. 231
Chapter 12 The Master Shopping List Your Grab-and-Go Guides for the Farmers Market and Grocery Storep. 233
Resourcesp. 243
Selected Referencesp. 249
Indexp. 273