Are hormones to blame for your inability to lose weight?

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When your fat loss hormones are out of balance, everything slows down. You may feel sluggish, foggy and unmotivated. You may try working out harder and cutting calories which only increases stress hormones and causing a vicious cycle of gaining more weight. David Johns, from Total Health and Fitness, joined Good Things Utah with ways to fix this problem.

Several hormones play into the inability to lose weight in both men and women. Some main hormones that can be re-balanced to help re-set your metabolism and get it working are: Estrogen(typically for women), Testosterone (typically for men), Cortisol and Insulin(both men and women.)

Fitness client Mary Jarett, who tried bio identical hormones, thought they would be helpful. Ultimately the bio identical hormones were too costly for her to keep up, and it didn’t work for her. She went to Total Health and Fitness, lost 26 lbs, and almost 8% body fat after trying numerous diets and hormone replacement. Mary is half-way through her program and continues to drop each week, something she never thought possible during menopause.

Tips for viewers to help balance hormones naturally and eliminate excess sugar or processed foods:

  • Get plenty of rest/sleep
  • Reduce stress (think exercise Endorphins )
  • Eating smaller (healthy) meals more often
  • Getting enough protein with every meal
  • Eat lots of Veggies throughout the day , the fiber helps to remove any excess estrogen from the body.

Proper nutrition and exercise is the best form of medicine and an important place to start to create a lifestyle that sustains proper hormone levels and aid in weight loss and overall health and wellness.

If you want to find out how Total Health and Fitness can help you with hormone imbalances through proper nutrition go to the Draper and Centerville Locations, and get a nutritional analysis specific to your goals.

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