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Blood sugar and hormone levels to control weight loss

Posted: January 4, 2021 By:

Hormones are the chemical messengers in our body, minimise intake of insulin and follow simple diets to achieve weight loss, Cortisol is the stress hormone, which influences obesity and irregular menstrual cycle.

Here are 10 ways to train hormones to control weight gain.

  1. Insulin:  Insulin is a hormone which takes blood sugar to keep the body active, overeating,  consuming more sugary drinks, fatty foods, helps in increasing the insulin level and which is dangerous if repeated daily.

Tips to normalize insulin,

  • avoid sugar
  • get enough magnesium
  • drink green tea
  • Reduce carbohydrates: Low carb diet helps in reducing insulin level and easy metabolism.
  • Intake proteins: add fruits, vegetables and leafy protein 
  1. Leptin: Leptin is called satiety hormone, it communicates with the hypothalamus (a part in the brain), that regulates appetite and food intake. it instructs the brain that there is enough fat stored, that helps in avoiding overeating. People with overweight usually have high levels of leptin. sleep is more essential for the proper functioning of this hormone.

Try these steps to improve leptin sensitivity

  • Eat more anti-inflammatory food, fatty fish.
  • Exercise regularly
  • sleep more
  • protein intake
  1. Ghrelin: This is a hunger hormone, when your stomach sends a message that it is hungry, that is translated by hypothalamus tells you to eat. Start

Below intakes helps in proper function of ghrelin

  • Avoid sweetened drinks,
  • Eat more protein at meals
  1. Cortisol: it is a stress hormone, this is also very important for life. Studies prove women who follow a low-calorie diet, are more stressed than a normal eating woman.  Sleeping more can help.

Below are must try methods to reduce cortisol

  • Balanced diet
  • Sleeping more
  • Soothing music
  • Meditation
  1. Estrogen: Estrogen is a very important female sex organ, produced by ovaries, and helps in the female the reproductive system. To maintain fertility during the reproductive active stage, it starts accumulating fat from puberty.

change your lifestyle a bit to manage estrogen

  • More fibre intake
  • Flaxseeds
  • Regular physical activities

Mainly in women, the hormone changes before, during or after menopause. Diabetes and hormones twin up to challenge your body. Estrogen and progesterone affect cell bonding which leads to insulin mall function.

Simple things you can do to control this problem is:

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle 
  • Check sugar level often
  • Measure your blood pressure frequently 

If weight gain is a problem, regular consultation with nutrition one is a must. You can also contact us on worldofwowfitness@gmail.com for any nutrition and health-related problems.