Have you ever wondered why No matter how much you cut off your food intake and exercise like crazy, you’re still not losing weight? No matter how much diet regimen you’d undergone, you still found yourself gaining more weight once you step back from the plan? If you’re one of these challenged dieters, you might want to dig deeper at the root of your weight loss problem.
Your hormonal imbalance may be the culprit why you’re not shedding any pounds in your body.
Digestive disorders, allergies, asthma, acne, abdominal fat, headaches, autoimmune diseases, etc are often associated with chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is widely recognized as the root cause of obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
Inflammation occurs when your kidney and the lymphatic system failed to do its job to filter nutrients efficiently. Leaving the toxins to build up and raise your body’s acidity.
Solution: Eat anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, cabbage, broccoli, berries, etc to reduce the inflammation in your body.
Insulin is an incredibly important hormone since it regulates glucose and allows our body to use it either as fuel (energy) or store as fat.
If you have insulin resistance, your body tends to store glucose more as fat instead of converting them to energy. Insulin resistance also increases your risk in acquiring diabetes.
Solution: Avoid foods that can spike up your blood sugar quickly like soda, high-glycemic fruits, and artificial sweeteners.
Serotonin influences your mood, emotions, memory, cravings, sleeping habits, appetite, digestion, and body temperature. When you’re feeling down, our cravings for starch and sugar kick in to stimulate the release of serotonin. If you occasionally lack serotonin, you are more prone to cravings.
Solution: Get plenty of vitamin D from sunlight, or supplement your diet with vitamin B ,and having an active lifestyle also helps the natural excretion of serotonin in your body,
Chronic Stress (High Cortisol)
We’ve all known how stress (of any kind) can disrupt our body functions and deposit more fat in our body. Elevated cortisol levels trigger an insatiable craving, elevated blood sugar, and visceral fat storage.
Solution: Keep calm and learn how to beat stress. Get enough sleep and eat fruits like watermelon, mango, and berries that have adrenal-calming properties to lower down your cortisol level.
If we don’t have enough thyroid hormones in our body, we tend to feel tired, lack of energy, and sluggish. Other symptoms of hormonal imbalance that relates to hypothyroidism are hair loss, brittle hair and nails, infertility, poor memory, depression, and of course, weight gain.
Solution: Eat whole fruits, organic vegetable, lean proteins. rich in B vitamins, iodine, and taurine and avoid sugar to balance out your Thyroid levels. You may take lab tests such as TSH, T4,T3, RT3 to determine your thyroid levels and work closely with your physician to work on your diet regimen.