How To Limit Hormones That Make You Gain Weight

Have you been following strict diets and workout regime but still can’t lose those extra kilos? The reason may be the hormones which regulate our metabolism. Hence any imbalance of hormones in our body disrupts our metabolism and halts your weight loss journey. You should consult a doctor and get your hormones checked.

Let’s see which hormones you need to fix and how to do that to kick start back your weight loss!

Insulin: Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store it as fat. The best ways to lower Insulin levels are:

  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Go on a low-carb diet
  • Eat more protein
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink green tea
  • Get enough magnesium

Leptin: The “Master” hormone that regulates body weight. Leptin is a hormone that is produced by the body’s fat cells and regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger. The best ways to lower Leptin levels are:

  • Avoid inflammatory foods
  • Get enough sleep
  • Supplement with Alpha-lipoic acid and fish oil
  • Exercise regularly

Ghrelin: Ghrelin “hunger hormone” have a major influence on energy balance. The best ways to lower Ghrelin levels are:

  • Avoid high-sugar foods and beverages
  • Eating protein at every meal

Cortisol: It is produced by the adrenal glands is also called as stress hormone which regulates metabolism and the immune response. High cortisol levels can increase food intake and promote weight gain. The best ways to lower Cortisol levels are:

  • Follow a balanced and real food-based diet
  • Practice meditation
  • Sleep More and regularly
  • Listen to music, play a sport or anything that relaxes you 

Estrogen: Estrogen is commonly associated with the female body. Men also produce estrogen, but women produce it in higher levels. Estrogen imbalance can be problematic for both the sexes.

  • Eat plenty of fiber and cruciferous vegetables
  • Include Flax seeds in your diet
  • Exercise regularly

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