You are aware that in order to lose weight, you need to exercise and to eat properly. However, hormones also play a big role in the weight lost process. Some hormone imbalances can be an impediment to lose weight.
There are some hormone imbalances which make you gain weight, those are:
- Chronic inflammation
Long-termed issues with inflammation can lead to obesity. This inflammation can be also linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer. Your immune system can be more irritated by some food such as:
- Yeast, fermented food
- Nightshade veggies: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, bell peppers
- Gluten: wheat, rye, barley
- Dairy: yogurt, milk, cheese, butter
- High levels of cortisol
Cortisol is the prime stress hormone and it communicates with your brain to manage emotions and feelings such as motivation.
However, this hormone can also increase the blood sugar and the body will store fat and you will gain weight.
- Too much estrogen
Some forms of estrogen can influence how your body manages the gain of weight. When the levels of estrogen are low, during menstruation, the metabolism slows down and this can result in gaining some weight.
Other causes of this hormone imbalance can be:
- Ovarian surgery
- Intense exercise
Thyroid disorders can also cause weight problems. The thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones and the metabolism is handicapped.
- Low testosterone
Low level of testosterone in man can result in gaining weight.
- Too much insulin
Insulin is a hormone that is produced by pancreas. Insulin converts sugar into energy. When the levels of insulin are high, you are hungry more often.
- Menopausal imbalances
Females during menopause can gain weight because there are a lot of changes in their body.
- Serotonin imbalance
Serotonin is linked to anxiety, depression and some other mental health conditions. A lack of serotonin in the brain can increase the appetite.
How to correct hormone imbalances?
- Don’t stress out too much
- Relax more
- Exercise and eat properly