We all have stubborn areas in our body, specifically around our bellies, hips and thighs. Targeted weight loss of trouble areas hasn’t been proven through calorie restriction; however, you can reduce trouble areas through hormone and diet moderation. To help show the power of detoxification in fat reduction one must know characteristics of fat cells, and how specific detoxification methods can help with trouble areas.

Fat cells have three traits that make them exceptionally stubborn, especially around the stomach, hips and thighs: 1) sticky, 2) oily, and 3) hormonal. A targeted detoxification method can help minimize these traits, allowing for accelerated weight loss.

Fat cell trait: Sticky
Fat cells will absorb toxic compounds that are floating in your blood, such as the estrogen mimic BPA. With your fat cells storing these toxic chemicals as you begin to lose fat, you also begin to release those toxins that have been stored in your fat. Many of these toxins are known to promote hunger, fat storage, and even metabolic diseases. Therefore, one should look to detoxify with natural herbs such as orange peel and buckthorn that allow for the expeditious removal of these toxins from the blood stream, preventing the toxin stimulated fat accumulation.

Fat cell trait: Oily
We all know oil and water don’t mix, the same holds true for our fat cells. Our blood is a hydrophilic (water-loving) environment, which means as our fat cells release its contents they are inherently at a disadvantage. Many people may look to detoxify with increased water consumption, this has limiting effects with fat burning. One should look to detoxify with medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which will carry the oily fat cells out of your body. You can find these MCT’s in certain meal replacement shakes as Zija’s Plant Protein.

Fat cell trait: Hormonal
Fat accumulation is stimulated by excess estrogen, and fat cells produce estrogen. This is called the estrogen induced weight gain cycle. As you gain fat, the rate of fat accumulation increases; a viscous cycle that is in many ways hard to break. To break this cycle one needs to detoxify and control their excess estrogen (even men get estrogen induced weight gain). One can detoxify excess estrogen two ways: 1) increase muscle mass through high intensity interval training and 2) essential oils targeting normal hormone expression.