Summer time is the ideal time to get your hormones back in balance so that YOU can enjoy family, friends and fun outdoor activities all season long. But have you been working hard to reach your body image goals only to fall short because of stubborn weight gain? Are you frustrated and depressed because every diet or weight loss plan you try seems to fail? Don’t give up yet.
We’d like to share a few amazing but often overlooked WEIGHT LOSS SECRETS with you.
3 common hidden causes of stubborn weight gain:
The medical condition related to ANY of these 3 common hidden causes of stubborn weight gain is known as Estrogen Dominance which can lead to a slow or sluggish metabolism, thus making it hard to lose weight.
Estrogen Dominance, simply defined is too much estrogen relative to your progesterone level. It can be the result of too much estrogen, not enough progesterone, or both. This imbalance can be caused by a variety of things such as stress, environmental estrogen exposure, poor diet, lack of exercise, excess fat tissue, etc.
Metabolism and Weight Gain
Excess estrogen inhibits the release of thyroid hormone and can lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism or a slow and sluggish metabolism. This is called “functional” thyroid deficiency because your thyroid lab tests may reveal normal levels of thyroid hormone even though you have symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Stress can affect your hormones in 3 ways:
Occasional stress will increase your cortisol levels and cause weight gain by slowing your metabolism to prepare for “fight and flight” in a stressful situation.
However, chronic stress can result in adrenal fatigue or exhaustion which will decrease your cortisol levels also slowing your metabolism.
And finally, stress depletes your progesterone (cortisol precursor) leading to low cortisol levels and again slowing your metabolism.
Fat cells produce estrogen and estrogen causes weight gain. It can become a vicious cycle because the more weight you gain, the more your fat cells will product the very hormones responsible for your gaining weight in the first place.
Visit our website, take the quiz to get an idea if your hormones may be causing you symptoms.
Order a hormone test kit. Mail the test back and we’ll send you the results/recommendations.
Purchase the recommended hormones to begin balancing your hormones and feeling your best.
Optional: make a phone appointment and leave it all to us!