Hormones control every aspect of weight loss. They influence cravings and appetite, how our body responds to diet, where we store fat, and how well we burn it.
Most common hormonal imbalances:
These imbalances increase the size, number and distribution of fat cells and block fat loss from happening. For example, thyroid hormone is considered a fat-burning hormone, and because so many things influence it's function, many people can have a sluggish thyroid without even knowing it.
Things that throw hormones out of balance:
Chronic mental stress (worrying, multitasking and negativity)
Estrogen's found in the environment
A refined diet high in carbohydrates or processed fats
Lack of exercise
Chronic dieting (calorie restriction)
Not getting enough sleep
Some of the symptoms of a hormone imbalance:
PMS (spotting, heavy flow, cramps, breast tenderness, mood swings)
Cravings for sugar, salt or coffee
Cold hands and feet
Joint or muscle pain
Extra weight around the hips and thighs
Complexion problems (redness and acne)
Poor immune function
Thinning or sagging skin
Slow would healing
So if you have any of these symptoms but are still looking at the number of calories you're taking in, or chasing the next diet trend to help you lose weight, you may not get the long-term results you desire for yourself. This can leave you feeling defeated, frustrated and discouraged. Many of us think that we get healthy once we lose the weight but the truth is, we must be healthy to lose weight and addressing hormone health is a key strategy for weight-loss.
The good news is, it can be so much simpler than you may think, it just takes emphasizing some key nutrients and supporting specific body systems. It's an amazing feeling to know when your hormones are out of balance and what exactly to do to make yourself feel better.
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