Can’t Seem to Lose Weight — And You’ve Cut Your Calories Way Down? Your Hormones Might Be The Culprit!
Having trouble losing weight? It may not be as simple as the classic “calories in/calories out” model. Sometimes a hormonal imbalance may be the real culprit. Remember — hormones are the body’s chemical messengers— they travel through the bloodstream to deliver messages to tissues and organs throughout the body. Leptin, ghrelin and cortisol are the three most common hormones involved in the regulation of weight and weight-related senses like hunger and satiety. They need to be balanced in order for effective weight loss to take place.
Here’s How We Can Help to Balance Your Hormones and Help You Lose Weight
Our Balance 3-H program has a proven record of providing quick results by balancing the three hormones —ghrelin, leptin and cortisol — that control weight loss, along with your metabolism, appetite and food cravings. We will help you balance these hormones naturally by devising a customized plan that includes vitamins and supplements, dietary changes, a fitness routine, stress management techniques and other recommendations tailored for your lifestyle.
The fundamental aim of the program is to balance the three weight loss hormones:
Leptin is produced in fat cells and plays a significant role in regulating body weight. Leptin controls hunger and feelings of satiety by sending signals to the brain. Leptin is secreted by adipose (fat) tissue, so people who are overweight or obese tend to have higher levels of leptin.
Gherlin, also known as the “hunger hormone,” is produced by specialized cells in the lining of the stomach and the pancreas. Gherlin works in conjunction with the brain to stimulate hunger, slow metabolism, and decrease the body’s ability to burn fat.
Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” because it is produced in the adrenal glands in response to stress. When cortisol levels are high, the body will resist weight loss, believing that it will need to store the fat in your body. In this scenario, fat tends to accumulate in the abdominal region, because it has more cortisol receptors.
At NY Health & Wellness, we want to solve your weight loss issues by correcting them at the source of the problem. We focus on uncovering and addressing your specific area or areas of weight loss resistance and on healing your metabolism. This is one of the main keys to achieving permanent weight loss and fitness.