Hormones.. And How They Really Effect Your Body. Why you might not be loosing weight!
Each individual has a unique balance of hormones. During Perimenopause and Menopause this unique balance can be disrupted. Getting back into balance and feeling more yourself can be a tough task for many.
Hormones play an important role in our health as they affect many of the body’s processes. More often than not, hormonal imbalances are caused by changes in Estrogen and are more common in females than males. Hormonal changes typically occur during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.
In addition, factors like advancing age, poor diet, too much or too little exercise, adrenal exhaustion and stress, lack of sleep, birth control pills, toxins and chemicals like pesticides contribute to hormonal imbalance.
Anxiety, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, weight problems, excess hair growth or hair loss, migraines, low sex drive, oily or dry skin, acne, food cravings, premenstrual syndrome, infertility and others.
As hormones impact metabolic functions, paying attention to sensations like your hunger, energy and cravings can give you a faint clue as to whether your hormones are in balance.
Want to know what throws your Hormones Outta Wack?? Here we go!
If you’re struggling with hard-to-lose belly fat, you may have high cortisol. This is the most common hormonal imbalance, Because cortisol is the alpha hormone it holds a lot of sway in how well your other main hormones – thyroid and estrogen in women, thyroid and testosterone in men – function. High cortisol is the result of chronic stress. High cortisol is associated with hard-to-lose belly fat, sugar cravings, and lousy sleep.
A sluggish metabolism is another common culprit when it comes to weight loss struggles. Stress and high cortisol can slow down your thyroid, but other causes of low thyroid and slow metabolism include endocrine disruptors found in the environment, Vitamin D deficiency and gluten sensitivity. Symptoms of low thyroid include weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, and depression.
Estrogen is primarily produced in the ovaries. Anything that affects the ovaries will end up affecting estrogen production. Low estrogen stimulates appetite, Some of my favorite ways to balance estrogen naturally include acupuncture and regular exercise. You can also add flax seeds to your diet (I throw them in oatmeal and smoothies), and supplement magnesium.
Leptin- Leptin is a hormone that plays a crucial role in appetite and weight control. It is thought to have at least two major functions. First, it crosses the blood-brain barrier and binds to receptors in the appetite center in the brain, regulating brain cells that tell you how much to eat.
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