Everyone is talking about hormones these days but not usually in connection with weight loss… that is until now. It’s vitally 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, your hormones could be in 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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