A few extra pounds sometimes does not mean that you are exercising poorly or poorly following your diet. It is important to remember that hormones decide a lot in the body – they regulate mood, appetite, and, accordingly, weight. We decided to simplify your task and figured out which hormones you can quickly recover from.
Testosterone is a hormone that is an important part of the metabolism in both men and women. Not having enough of this hormone can put you on weight. To increase testosterone levels in your body, cut back on alcohol, bread, and sugary drinks.
Thyroid hormones T3 and T4 are involved in the regulation of body weight – they determine the metabolic rate of all cells in the body. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and permanent fatigue. First of all, you need to contact an endocrinologist. It is also worth cutting back on iodine, caffeine and soy, and eating more vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale.
Cortisol. The level of this hormone rises when you put yourself under stress. This includes sleep problems, excessive amounts of caffeine, and junk food. Due to the increase in cortisol, fat begins to be deposited on the belly and neck. Yoga or meditation and adequate sleep (at least 7 hours every night) can help reduce cortisol levels.
Estrogens. A deficiency or excess of the hormone of beauty and youth affects weight in one way or another. If you are unsure if your body is getting enough estrogen, try apricots, flax seeds, strawberries, cabbage, and walnuts.