Hormones Effect Obesity-Big Time
There are a few hormones that can and will derail your entire weight loss efforts. The truth is
hormones affect obesity at an alarming rate. We can diet and exercise all we can and even after all our
hard work the weight stays on . There is something else messing with us. This is probably due to
hormone imbalances. Let us look at a few. There a four main hormones that play a mighty big
role in gaining or losing weight. There may be even more adding to our agony.
no 1 Adiponectin
Adiponectin is the hormone that influences our body to use the fat in the diet to burn as fuel.
Studies have shown that if the level of this hormone is low then we have a big chance to become
obese. Several scientist and doctors have found that to stay fit and slim and burn fat we need the
right amount of adinopectin. If too little in the blood stream then we shall be fat. We need to
get the level of adiponectin up. It has been shown that the fatter you are the lower your level of
adiponectin is. This makes it difficult to lose weight at the beginning of our weight loss program.
So we need it up any way we can get it up.
HOW TO GET ADIPONECTIN HORMONE LEVEL UP
There are a few clever tricks to get the adiponectin level up in our blood stream. If you want
to get the full attention of your body then one day we do not eat and the next day we eat a great
plenty. This is hectic. This type of fasting will surely increase adiponectin hormone level.
This my not be healthy by some standards but it will work.
Another way is to increase our daily intake of the mineral magnesium (Mg). You can take a
supplement that has a high amount of it in it. High magnesium vitamins and minerals will
do it . The elders used to take epsom salt which is loaded with it.
There are foods with plenty magnesium such as spinach, kale, and green leafy vegetables.
no 2 Ghrelin
Ghrelin is the hormone that makes you hungry. The level of ghrelin in the system is tied to
hunger. The more you have in your system the hungrier you are. Ghrelin makes you find food
right away. If you have eaten a full meal and should be full but you want to eat some
more, especially if you want sweets at night then you should suspect Ghrelin is the cause.
Ghrelin stimulates a part of the brain controlling your hunger. It activates the brain’s reward
response to food you crave such as sweets and fatty foods. Donuts and ice cream were once my
personal cravings every night while watching television. Do you see part of yourself here? They
keep you fat and gaining weight too. There are ways to handle ghrelin hormone. We must reduce
it or eat ourselves into an early grave .
A WAY TO DEFEAT GHRELIN
The best and most effective way is to sleep more. If you are one that does not like to sleep then
there is a big problem. When you sleep more you feel better. It will reduce the levels of ghrelin
in your body.. When it is reduced you will not be eating so much so there are not extra calories
to deal with. If you do not put it on you will not have to burn it off. Eight hours of sleep is
good for adults. After sleeping the eight hours you do not need drink sodas, fruit drinks, or
coffee. Do not use energy drinks at breakfast. Should you use things expect no weight loss.
Leaving these drinks makes losing weight a lot easier. Try to get rest and fix it so that you are not
bothered while you rest.
The job of insulin is to regulate the amount of glucose(blood sugar) in the blood. It is the glucose
regulator. When there is insulin imbalance the insulin does not regulate correctly. It is less
effective in controlling the level of sugar in the blood stream. When it is out of whack it can
leave too much in the system. So now there is too much sugar in the blood. This excess sugar
will end up stored as fat. It will not be used by the muscles and tissues and will not be burned
for energy. Most of the carbohydrates you eat at this point will end up as stored fat. There is
no chance to lose weight under these conditions. This is called insulin resistance.
HOW TO DEFEAT INSULIN RESISTANCE
There is an older tried and true remedy. Do not expect your doctor to mention this. In your
home you probably have some vinegar. Try apple cider vinegar. Use two tablespoons full when
you are about to eat these dreaded carbohydrates. It will do wonders to drop your blood sugar if
you have insulin resistance. This in turn will help to lose the belly fat.
Cortisol in excess will ruin you weight loss efforts. When there is stress our bodies make cortisol
in response to the stress. When under stress you may have a surge of energy to fight or flee the
scene. It is alright if you are trying to rescue someone say at a wreck and you have to get them
out from under a heavy car. When miracles are needed it is good. But we do not need this
high level of cortisol constantly. We do not need to be under stress every minute. We have a
fast pace society. Our bodies are not made for excess stress. This excess stress keeps cortisol
levels up. So we gain weight around the middle. Too much cortisol makes us crave carbohydrates
and sweets. It can make us hungry constantly. We overeat and gain, gain, and gain.
Another problem is the fact it makes us destroy our muscle tissue. It makes us use it for energy.
This is no good because we need the muscle to burn fat in our diets. If you only have a small
amount of muscle then there is less metabolism and we gain more fat.
There is yet another problem with cortisol. You see if you are obese then the more abdominal fat
you have the more cortisol you produce in response to stress. This causes more abdominal fat.
to be stored making losing weight worse. Believe me , hormones effect obesity. Cortisol makes you
eat more. It can cause depression in children and adults as researchers have discovered.
Ways To Reduce Cortisol
The best thing to do is to walk about 30 minutes everyday. Other exercise that you do to relax
can help. Walking is great to reduce stress and cortisol.
A few researchers have developed breathing exercises. They say to breathe deeply. To breathe
through the nose and hold for 5 seconds then breath out through the mouth. Do this several times.
We have looked at four hormones that are very important to weight loss efforts. As you can see we
have a battle on hand but we can win. Have you found yourself wanting to eat when you are full?
Have you dieted and exercised and still kept the same weight? Let me know about you individual