Hormones, Weight And Why They Matter
Right now, floating around your body, there are at least 200 hormones in your bloodstream, telling you what to do, what to eat or how to feel. A few of these hormones are instrumental to weight loss.
Glucagon for example, is a fat releasing hormone. When we start eating a low glycemic diet like the Liquid Amino Diet, and start cutting processed carbohydrates and refined sugars, our insulin levels will decrease and glucagon levels will increase, allowing the body to release more fat.
Properly defined, a hormone is a chemical that is released in your body, that sends messages to other cells in your body. Hormones use the bloodstream for transport, and have the ability to change cell metabolism, or impose another function on a specific set of cells.
In other words, if your hormones keep telling your body that it’s hungry, you’re not going to stop obsessing about that last piece of chocolate cake in the fridge. It’s a physical response to a chemical imbalance.
Nine times out of ten, the hormones win and you eat the chocolate cake. This doesn’t mean you’re weak, or that the diet you’re on is starving you or doesn’t work – it just means that your body’s hormones are prompting you to do things that are not in your best interests.
For women who have peri-menopause or have gone through menopause already, there is a flood of estrogen in their bloodstreams.
Estrogen is actually made of three molecules: Estrone (E1), estradiol (E2) and Estriol (E3). They all work on the body differently. Estrone is made from body fat, Estradiol is made in the ovaries “creates curvy appearance”, Esriol is most abundant during pregnancy.
Estrone is most abundant in postmenopausal women. It’s the abundance of E1 that changes curves to abdominal fat, it becomes a vicious cycle making it difficult to lose weight.
For middle-aged men, estrogen also builds up in their bodies as testosterone and progesterone decline. Another reason why weight gain is easy, and weight loss is not. Over the past few years, research has indicated that hormones play a significantly larger role in weight regulation than we previously believed. Medical journals are contributing more and more irregular eating habits to hormone imbalance – even though they’ve yet to scratch the surface of this breakthrough.
Hormones matter, that much is abundantly clear. When one of them is out of sync, it affects the rest. Your body needs to be in harmony with itself. Stop working against the natural chemicals in your body, and you’ll soon find the most direct route to long term weight loss, health and vitality.Your hormones change as you age, and the largest changes happen in men and women that are around middle age. When you balance your hormones, you solve a multitude of issues that until now, have been ‘common’ in your age group. You’ll be able to control your hunger pains and increase your willpower – resulting in a leaner, healthier body. Your sleep cycles will improve, your libido will increase, your energy levels will rise and your moods will be much more stable than before.
The first step in balancing your hormones is to start eating right. I recommend a low glycemic style diet like the Amino Diet. Eating low glycemic foods will almost instantly start balancing your insulin and glucagon levels, giving your pancreas a break and eventually allow your adrenal glands, thyroid and sex hormones to start functioning normal again. The Health Coaches at Liquid Amino Diet are available 7 days a week to answer your questions and help you along your journey to a new healthier you. Call toll free 1-800-980-7208 or visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/aminodiet.