THE 4 HORMONES THAT ARE DISRUPTING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS:
Hormones are chemical messengers in the body. They are secreted by various glands and work together as part of the endocrine system to keep the body at a healthy homeostasis. Hormones govern the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, as well as the ovaries, testicles, and pancreas. When hormones are at their proper levels and in balance with each other, health comes naturally: Maintaining our weight or achieving a certain body composition comes easily, our mood is stable and balanced, libido is strong, we fall asleep easily, our energy remains steady throughout the day, and we are able to focus and think clearly. However, when hormones get out of whack, just about every system in the body is affected. Hormone imbalances can manifest in a number of different ways, affecting weight, muscle mass, mood, hair, skin, energy, fertility, sleep, and cognition.