Weight Loss

AND HORMONES

Everyone is talking about hormones these days but not usually in con­nec­tion with weight loss… that is until now. It is important to check your hormones prior to starting a weight loss program. If you have had dif­fi­cult losing weight, despite a healthy diet and exercise, hormones are at play.

Bal­anc­ing hormone levels is the secret to losing weight, sleeping, being more energized, stress-free and feeling better.

Hormones dictate every aspect of weight loss, from appetite cravings to how well you burn and where you store fat, yet 80% to 90% of adults are hor­mon­ally imbalanced.

Believe it or not, love handles aren’t just unat­trac­tive, car­ry­ing weight around your abdomen is bad for your health – worse than car­ry­ing weight on your hips or thighs – and is a key indi­ca­tor of a hormonal imbalance. Your hormones control every aspect of weight loss including your metab­o­lism, where you store your fat, your appetite and even your cravings!

Extra belly fat can indicate one or more of the fol­low­ing hormonal imbalances: high estrogen, low testosterone, low DHEA (a hormone of the adrenal glands), low thyroid, decreased growth hormone and high cor­ti­sol. Abdom­i­nal fat also sets a risky stage for aging, increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. A program to get rid of this stubborn fat must include proper diet, exercise, sleep and, of course, moti­va­tion. All of these com­po­nents work well to instill a healthy bal­ance that allows fat loss to occur.

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