Belly fat has a why of sneaking up on you...slowly. Thank good ness for Lycra. However, there is a way to rid of belly fat, if you understand how hormones play a role.
✅The primary hormonal change in the pre and post menopausal state is a significant drop in progesterone levels.
✅Progesterone is the hormone that blocks insulin, and insulin is the hormone that puts on fat around the middle. At the same time, because of the drop in progesterone levels, adrenaline levels increase which is a significant cause of a rise in glucose which increases insulin levels as well.
✅At the same time, the rise in adrenaline can cause a rise in cortisol levels to deal with the adrenaline-induced rise in stress. Cortisol also raises glucose and insulin levels. All of this can be managed by incorporating a 5% progesterone cream. This is the exact strength needed to block adrenaline.
✅I do not recommend oral progesterones, whether in the form of capsules or troches, because oral progesterones are converted by the liver into a different hormone called allopregnaneolone which will not protect women from estrogen.
✅A lower strength progesterone will not block adrenaline and often stimulates estrogen receptor sites that put on fat around the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
We recommend HRT cream supplementation depending on your hormone levels.