What’s the Connection?
Hormones are key players in regulating weight, metabolism, blood sugar, insulin, and when and where the body stores fat. As we age, shifting hormones trigger numerous symptoms of imbalance – including unexplained weight gain.
Common hormone-related causes of weight gain often involve the following scenarios:
Estrogen & Progesterone Imbalances
Result in weight gain in hips and thighs, water retention & sluggish metabolism
Low Testosterone or DHEA
Lead to decreased lean muscle and increased body fat, decreased metabolic rate & abdominal obesity
Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired & increased belly fat
Causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves
Vitamin D3 deficiency
Associated with hyperinsulinemia & increased belly fat
Leads to hypothyroidism, low metabolic rate & obesity
Indicative of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome & abdominal obesity
Predictive of type 2 diabetes