Looking at your hormone levels rather than just focusing on the number of calories you’re eating each day is crucial when it comes to healthy weight loss and changing your body shape. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. They control everything from the rate at which you burn calories, your moods, through to controlling your blood sugar levels and how hungry you feel.
Your lifestyle, in particular the food you eat, stress and physical activity levels all affect your hormones and the messages they send to various parts of your body. If over a period of time your hormone levels become unbalanced and stay unbalanced, you will find it very difficult to lose weight and change your body shape.
Signs of hormone imbalance:
- You struggle to lose weight from certain parts of your body, most commonly the waistline, despite it coming off from other areas.
- You find it hard to tone up and your skin feels looser and saggy.
- You have difficulty with sleeping, maybe you can’t get to sleep, or you wake up frequently or perhaps when you do sleep you wake up feeling tired still.
- You struggle with energy levels throughout the day, particularly mid afternoon when you feel like you need something sweet or sugary to eat to give you a boost.
- You find that your moods seem to be more up and down than before and your ability to concentrate or focus is a challenge.
The good news is that what you eat and the way that you exercise will correct any hormone imbalance giving you control of your weight and your body shape.
If you’re interested in finding out whether hormone imbalance is affecting your weight and body shape
I’ll ask you five simple questions that will reveal what’s out of balance for you and why you’re struggling to get the results you want. I’ll also give you some tips straight away on what you can do to take control of your hormones, your weight and your body shape.