06 Mar 5 Hormones for Weight Loss
A lot of our patients come to our office looking to lose weight. They tell us they feel frumpy, tired, and stressed out about their bodies. As experts on the human body, our staff understand that this extra weight can be a burden in more ways than just appearance; we actually find that there’s often a hormonal imbalance in play.
Hormones maintain a delicate balance in your body, regulating the chemicals that power and clean your system. An imbalance can result in tiredness, distractedness, and weight gain, among other more serious conditions.
That’s why we’re big advocates for hormonal based therapies administered by an experienced professional who can help you meet your personal weight loss goals.
If you’re considering hormonal therapy, or if you’re just curious, here’s a list of many of the hormones that maintain your body’s delicate internal system.
This difficult to pronounce hormone is critical for fat burning. If you have high levels of adiponectin, you’ll burn more fat. Unfortunately, the more fat you have, the lower your levels of adiponectin. Adiponectin reacts to magnesium; so if you want to have more of this powerful hormone in your body, eat a lot of dark leafy greens, avocados, nuts, and fish.
This hormone triggers the fight or flight impulse in your body and regulates stress, memory, metabolism, and inflammation. It’s a pretty important hormone that can cause sleep-deprivation, stress, and excessive hunger when you have an excess of it.
You’ve probably heard of insulin in connection with diabetes, but insulin levels are important in every body. Insulin levels regulate your blood sugar, keeping your energy levels stable and your mind alert. Your blood sugar spikes when you eat and crashes when you don’t, but insulin helps keep your blood sugar level steady and even.Imbalanced insulin causes weight gain, distractibility, tiredness, and brain fog as your blood sugar runs wild, causing cravings.
Ghrelin is the so-called “hunger hormone” that helps your body know when to feel hungry. If balanced, ghrelin will make sure you eat regularly and keep your blood sugar stable. If out of whack, ghrelin can make you feel constantly hungry, even after you’ve eaten. This is especially common among the chronically sleep deprived, so make sure you’re getting your beauty rest.
This hormone is often refefred to as the “satiety hormone,” because it regulates your appetite and your energy. It has a lot in common with ghrelin, in that it regulates appetite and energy and can become imbalanced in people who don’t sleep regularly.But overly high levels of leptin in your blood can be dangerous, which is why we always suggest our clients consult with professionals before experimenting with any hormones. The key for all these hormones is to pursue balance in your diet and in your body. Moderation and the expertise of a trained specialist can help you balance the hormones in your body, achieve your weight loss goals, and improve your bodily function without invasive surgeries.