How do hormones affect my weight?
Hormones are the most powerful chemical messengers in the body, and when it comes to weight loss and feeling well, they can make it or break it. In addition to blood sugar control and insulin balance, hormones control hunger, and fat burning too and therefore are directly connected to the amount of fat you gain or lose. In other words, burning fat and achieving successful weight loss is in fact partly a hormonal event.
When we think of the word hormone, we tend to think of issues such as menopause, puberty, thyroid disease or…being grumpy and craving sugar at “that time of the month”. But…did you know the food you eat and the exercise you do has a huge impact on your hormonal health and weight? For weight loss, calories in versus calories out is not the entire picture.
Besides food and exercise, we also have to consider other habits like, emotions & stress, sleep habits, fluid intake, environmental toxins, and even medical conditions. An imbalance in any of these areas can lead to hormonal imbalance. Our hormones work on the buddy system - when one is out of whack, it's like a domino effect - they all start to topple. Hence, we gain (or are unable to lose) weight.
Hormonal balance is truly key to helping you burn fat and look and feel your very best at any age.