If you have struggled to lose weight or keep it off, your hormones may be at play, according to a recent study. There are 4 most common out of balance hormones that have been associated with weight gain. These hormones control every aspect of weight loss including how quickly your body converts food to energy, where you store your fat, your appetite and even your cravings!
Let’s look at ways to work with your body to turn off these weight gain hormones and rediscover the body you were meant to have.
If you struggle with your weight, you may have an insulin imbalance. Insulin is responsible for telling our bodies how to store energy. If it is out of whack, this could lead your body to store fat for energy.
HOW TO FIX IT:
- Avoid simple carbs and foods that rank highly on the glycemic index. Eating sugar is what makes people gain weight.
- Read food labels. If you see any words ending in “-ose” (sucrose, fructose, dextrose, maltose, etc), anything ending in “syrup” (especially high fructose corn syrup), cane juice or fruit concentrate, honey, agave or anything of the sort, do the best that you can to avoid it.
- Increase your consumption of high quality proteins, such as whey, egg white, meat and milk.
- Protein helps to slow down the release of glucose into your bloodstream, helping to stabilize blood sugar and dampen the vicious insulin cycle.