October 5, 2021
After weeks and months of eating better and exercising on a regular basis, you hope to see the scale show a much lower number than it did before. But when you step onto it, you don’t see the progress you expected. Why aren’t you losing weight? What could be standing in your way?
One possibility could be that your hormones are not properly balanced. In this post, you’ll learn about the importance of hormones to your weight loss and how restoring balance can help you achieve your weight loss goals.
At first, a sex hormone doesn’t seem related to weight management, but it is! Although estrogen is important, especially in women, when your body over produces this hormone, it can throw off your weight. Even menopausal women, who have a lower amount of estrogen, can experience too much if their progesterone levels are not within a normal range. When there’s too much estrogen, your body can retain weight despite your best efforts to shed pounds.
To address too much estrogen, women (and even some men) should consume more vegetables and cut back on meat, particularly red meat. The fiber in vegetables can help the body excrete excess estrogen.
With one out of two Americans experiencing some form of obesity and diabetes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that insulin imbalance is a major concern when you’re trying to lose weight. Blood sugar levels can become a problem with dangerous highs and lows, and your body’s glucose regulation can be impaired. As a result, your body doesn’t burn fat as it should with exercise and low-carb diet.
Many health experts say that you can better control your insulin production by drinking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in water every day to help with blood glucose resistance.
When you feel stress, your brain produces cortisol. Over time, this hormone can lead your body to store fat instead of burn it. Plus, it prompts emotional eating, which obviously can contribute to your weight problem.
In the modern world, stress is inevitable, but you can reduce its effect on you through stress-relieving tactics like meditation, yoga, drawing, and more.
Changing Hormones for Successful Weight Loss
Although taking healthy steps on your own can offer a little improvement, regulating your hormones may require additional professional assistance. After all, you’ve been trying to make healthy adjustments to your lifestyle so far, and it hasn’t necessarily helped you lose weight!
Fortunately, you don’t have to go about tackling your imbalanced hormones alone. In fact, you can turn to a medical team that can help you succeed. Through hormone therapy, you can get your body to respond better to your diet and exercise efforts and finally see some results.
About the Practice
Richardson Pain & Wellness helps patients with many problems, including hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss, pain management, and more. With a highly trained medical team, you can have a comprehensive, customized plan for weight loss that works for you. If you would like to learn more about our services or schedule a consultation, you can contact Richardson Pain & Wellness by clicking here or calling 972-907-1125.
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