Weight loss is not as easy as the magazine’s, late night informercials and Instagram influencers want you to believe.
There are so many reasons why your body is packing on extra pounds. It could be a change in your diet, level of activity, or it could be evidence of an underlying issue like hormonal imbalance.
Recent studies show that men and women alike are struggling with stubborn weight gain and desperate for a solution that really works.
If you are sick and tired of wasting hours sweating on the elliptical or counting calories without success, then you’ve come to the right place.
Advise from Your Primary Care Physician
If you have spoken with your primary physician and tried traditional doctor approved methods for weight loss and still haven’t seen any improvement, that could be a sign your weight gain is caused by hormonal imbalances.
The good news is, once you learn what hormones are, you’ll realize that you do not have to suffer with the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. There are recent studies that prove that hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is an effective method for rebalancing your hormone levels and getting your life back.
The first step to shrinking your waist line is to learn the facts. Then you can decide if hormone therapy is the right choice for you.
What Are Hormones and Why Should I Care
The endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones.
Hormones are signaling molecules that carry information all over the body for it to function properly. Everything from your mood, your emotions, your hunger, to larger more complex processes like reproduction are controled by the endocrine system.
There are so many hormones constantly sending messages it can be hard to keep track; however, the more you know about certain hormones the more you can take an active role in your weight loss.
The Relationship Between Hormones and Weight Gain
The levels of certain hormones can affect how quickly and easily you build muscle or store fat.
Let’s start with testosterone. There is a common misconception that testosterone is somehow a “male” only hormone and therefore women do not have it. Truthfully, both men and women produce testosterone; men just produce more of it.
As we age, we can begin to see our testosterone levels drop. There are many symptoms associated with low testosterone in men and women.
In general, whenever hormone levels decrease, or increase, you can begin to feel less energetic and sluggish. That can make sticking to a consistent workout routine nearly impossible, thus slowly packing on the pounds due to inactivity.
Let’s say you are making into the gym but you’re still not seeing the result. Your testosterone levels determine your body’s ability to build muscle quickly. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. Rebalancing your hormonal levels will ensure that you are not wasting your time in the gym. You can start to see the results of your hard work.
Stress, Hormones, and Weight Gain
When you are put in a stressful situation your body goes into something called “fight” or “flight” mode. Immediately, your body starts churning out hormones which act as little messengers to protect you.
There is nothing wrong with stress hormones. In fact, our ancestors relied on stress hormones to give them energy and endurance boost to keep them from being swallowed by a predator.
While the stresses of our daily lives have changed, our body reacts to our stress we may feel about a tight deadline at the office, as the same stress your ancestors experienced when they were being chased by a lion on the Serengeti.
As an adrenal hormone, Cortisol, is released when you feel threatened because it helps you to run quicker, hear better, and see further. It also stops your body from digesting and slows down your metabolism.
Hormonal Imbalances are very common
If you think that you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance, you are not alone. There are at least 4 million men and women that suffer from symptoms associated with hormonal balances.
Decreased testosterone levels can cause stubborn and persistent weight gain in particularly dangerous places. For instance, they commonly gain “central weight” that is stubborn belly fat in our midsection.
Having a flat stomach and rock-hard abs isn’t just important so you look good in a bathing suit.
Excess belly fat can lead to other serious health risks. Dr. Pinkerton is the executive director for the North American Menopause Society. She has dedicated her career in researching the causes and symptoms and educating women on their bodies.
When it comes to excess weight associated with hormonal imbalances, she had this to say, “A body fat percentage of 35% or more for postmenopausal women means a higher risk of obesity-related heart and diabetes risks.” The risks don’t stop there in fact you can also suffer from “a higher total and LDL (bad) cholesterol and insulin resistance.”
Insulin is the primary hormone in regulating glucose levels in your blood. If your body builds up an insulin resistance, then you are at a high risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone therapy is a simple procedure in which a highly trained medical professional administers hormones either has an injection or under the tongue.
Men and women around the world rely on hormone therapy as an effective treatment. There was a new study just released about the effects of hormone therapy on postmenopausal women. The participants were 1,000 women between the ages of 50 and 80. According to their findings the participants who were already taking hormones had lower levels of belly fat than women who had not taken hormones.
Scientists are also hopeful that recent studies are proving hormone replacement therapy may even counteract insulin resistance.
Hormone Assisted Medical Weight Loss Program
Studies show that why HRT is effective in helping to shed belly fat and get a tighter tummy. However, if women want long lasting results then they should try a holistic approach to weight loss. Here at
Skinovative we believe in empowering our clients to make healthy lifestyle changes. Along with our state-of-the-art hormone replacement therapy we offer and entire program to give you amazing results.
To be most effective, our Hormone Assisted Weight Loss Program includes:
- Medical Testing
- Physician Supervision
- Weekly Consultations
- Metabolic Testing
- Plan for Success
- DVD Reviewing the Program
- Food Journal
- Patient Guidebook
- Tip Sheet
If you’d like to know more about our miraculous weight loss solution, please to hesitate to call or drop by the office.
The best way to determine if hormone therapy is right for you to is to speak with a licensed medical professional. They will take step by step through the procedure and answer any and all questions you may have.