[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The functions of the human body are intricate, with each system playing a vital role in maintaining a healthy body. Yet, what tends to be forgotten is that the malfunctioning of one system can create havoc for every other system. Take a torn ligament, for example.
As the ligament tears your pain receptors flash like a camera. In turn, this affects your sensory system, causing stress and anxiety. Your cardiovascular system is also effected, since your body must increase blood flow so that the ligament must heal. If improperly healed, the ligament can lead to joint dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and other abnormalities.
What many fail to realize is that a similar process must occur in order to trigger weight loss. Hormones play a crucial role in the process, and if they aren’t functioning properly, you aren’t going to lose weight, no matter how much you’ve exercised and no matter how well you have been eating. So before you give up hope on losing weight, you may want to get your hormones tested and begin the process of hormone balancing.
Hormone balancing treatment can assist the body in an variety of ways, such as inducing weight loss by compensating for deficiencies in hormone levels.
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Hormone balancing for weight loss is becoming increasingly popular due to increased awareness regarding the key role hormones play in losing and gaining weight. Take insulin, for example: the more of it that is present in our systems, the hungrier we are. Insulin excretion is regulated by the thyroid gland, which plays a detrimental role in weight loss and metabolism. This is why those with hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) have a harder time losing weight.
There are also a number of other hormones which play a key role in weight loss. These include serotonin, which is responsible for both mood and appetite. A high level of the hormone cortisol can also increase sugar cravings, appetite, and midsection fat. Meanwhile, when food is consumed, the hormone leptin signals to our brains that we are full, while ghrelin signals that we are still hungry. Additionally, females often experience excessive feelings of hunger during menstruation due to an increase in progesterone levels.
Making things even more complicated, these hormones commonly secrete when they shouldn’t, and fail to secrete when they should. Research has proven that there are a number of factors that can throw hormones out of whack; however, by addressing specific issues, an individual has the potential to balance their endocrine system.
Now that you know this, you may be wondering how you can assist your body in reaching hormonal balance, or homeostasis. Fortunately, you may only need to make a few lifestyle changes:
First, examine your diet: shoot for foods that are high in fiber and have a low glycemic index, and seek out whole grains, lean proteins, and high-fiber vegetables. Oatmeal, for example, a complex carbohydrate, takes longer for the body to digest, keeping insulin levels stable and you fuller for longer periods of time.
Second, exercise, exercise, exercise: by pairing a clean diet with at least five hours of exercise a week you will begin to feel better internally and look better externally. In addition, you’ll more than likely reduce stress levels, increase endorphin levels, and increase your quality of sleep. Changing your eating and exercise patterns is one of the best ways to reach a permanent hormone balance. As homeostasis is achieved, your body will begin to shed adipose tissue, and you will begin to lose weight.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]