Stop dieting, balance your hormones
Signs of hormonal weight gain
Diets don't work
Eliminating healthy foods from your diet, especially healthy carbohydrates, and fats can hinder the production of hormones your body needs to keep your metabolism working effectively. Your body needs the right kinds of foods to fuel your metabolism. It's not helpful to deprive yourself with 'diets' or to over-exercise.
Some of the trends for losing weight actually do more harm to your metabolism, than good! Improving your metabolism should be about helping your body to work smarter - not harder! This is done when you prioritize hormone balance by eating and living a life that supports optimal hormone health.
Your Hormone body type
Before you can figure out how to balance your hormones so you can lose weight, you need to know which hormones are an obstacle for you. Identifying your unique hormone body type is a way to do that!
I like the four hormone body types, as explained by Alisa Vitti from Flo Living. According to Alisa, there are four primary hormone body types: estrogen type, cortisol type, insulin type, and testosterone type.
Estrogen body type
Struggles with weight around the hips, thighs, and rear end.
Cortisol Body Type
Struggles with belly fat.
Insulin Body Type
Struggles with muffin top.
Testosterone Body Type
Struggles with arm, shoulder, and upper back weight