When we cut calories drastically, we cause stress on our bodies, which increases our cortisol, which sabotages all our efforts. This stress hormone causes our appetite for comfort foods to surge, is associated with belly fat and slows down our metabolism by suppressing our thyroid hormone.
Restoring hormone balance and losing weight can occur if you are eating the right foods at the right times in the right combinations to optimize fat-burning hormones. You want to avoid hormone hindering foods 100% of the time. Eating the right foods at the right time will increase your mood and help with the overall fat loss as well as hormonal balance.