Updated: Jun 8, 2022
If you can’t seem to shift those extra uncomfortable pounds that have settled in inconvenient places or have been gaining weight even though you haven't changed anything- It could be related to your hormones.
Cravings, stubborn weight (especially in your mid-section), and weight gain may all be signs of a hormonal imbalance. Let's take a closer look at what hormones are at play and what you can start doing today to support healthy hormones.
Cortisol, insulin, and your sex hormones all have a big impact on your weight and overall health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Excess insulin can cause weight gain, inflammation and lead to chronic disease. If you are eating a diet that is too high in sugar, and refined carbs, find yourself constantly snacking then this could have an impact on your insulin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone and affects so many functions in our bodies from sleep, weight, mood, energy levels, blood sugar regulation, immune system and so much more. Elevated cortisol can make it very difficult to lose weight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. If your estrogen levels are too high it can lead to weight gain. Eating a diet that is high in sugar, refined carbs and alcohol can all impact estrogen levels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As you can see our weight is impacted by so much more than just the number of calories we eat in a day. To achieve long-term results you need to make the right changes that will help support you in addressing any underlying issues getting in the way of your success. When these hormones are out of whack not only can they impact our weight but they also impact our overall health. Need some support? Not sure where to start? Click here to learn more about the Nutrition Reset Programs that are designed to support busy women struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance. Here are a few daily habits to add in to get you started:
Daily Habits To Include For Healthy Hormones:
Eat the rainbow. Include a variety of fruits and vegetables
Fibre (35g per day is the goal)
Stay hydrated (aim for 2L per day)
Eat healthy fats daily (avocado, chia, flax, hemp)
Lots of cruciferous vegetables and bitters to support liver health
Daily movement (walking, strength training, yoga)