HORMONES & WEIGHT LOSS
Weight loss is all about your metabolism.. how fast it burns calories and directly affects the number on the scale.. Right? WRONG.... There is much more to losing weight and it's called HORMONES.
Hormones are like the master to the metabolism. The metabolism has to listen to the hormones no matter what. Hormones determine how much fat you carry and where you carry it.
Around your belly - Cortisol
Midsection to bra line - Insulin
Hips & Thighs - Estrogen
Hormones also control your sensation of fullness. So you may feel pleasantly full or constantly hungry.
There isn't just one hormone that affects weight. There are many hormones and they all work together so you can't blame just Cortisol or Insulin for weight gain since they are all working together. When one is unbalanced eventually it will make the others unbalanced.
Hormones that affect weight gain:
Hormones that influence fat loss:
Growth hormone - HGH
Hormones that affect your appetite:
Cholecystokinin - CCK
2 Things to know
1. To have a healthy metabolism ALL your hormones must be in balance.
2. Poor diet, high stress and toxins in the environment can send hormones out of whack which causes weight gain and other health issues.