Have you ever said, “I’m gaining weight, but I haven’t changed anything with my diet.” Or, “I have this belly fat and can’t get rid of no matter how much I exercise.” Maybe you also struggle with maintaining consistent energy, getting quality sleep, or are feeling more anxious or moodier than usual. These are all complaints that point to – you guessed it – hormone imbalances. Hormone imbalances can be the cause of fatigue, unexplained weight gain, sleep issues, and cravings, just to name a few.
Hormones are the chemical messengers in your body that determine the health of your metabolism, how you maintain your weight, your stress levels, your body temperature, your mood, your energy, and your muscle growth. They matter during all stages of your life, so know that you don’t have to be perimenopausal or menopausal to be thinking about your hormones or have imbalances.
Symptoms can manifest in a variety of ways: mood swings, anxiety, depression, weight gain, inability to lose weight, changes to hair, skin and nails, heavy or painful periods, acne, PMS, sleep issues, fatigue, and afternoon energy crashes. And it’s no surprised so many women are dealing with these issues because hormones are easily influenced by diet, stress, lifestyle, blood sugar, and environmental exposures.
Whether you are concerned about monthly cycles, increasing fertility, are struggling to lose weight, or just want to improve your mood, sleep, and energy, you can start to re-balance your hormones by recognizing what is off in the first place, then following the steps to support them.
Here are some of the most common signs, and the hormonal cause(s):
Stay tuned for part two, where we’ll dive into what’s going on with the key hormones that influence fat loss and what you can do about it.
Alexandria Wellness offers achievable answers for anyone who is tired of chasing fitness and health without a clear plan, someone who has struggled and is not satisfied with their fitness and wellness or someone who is open to maximized healthful longevity and fitness along with healthful weight loss. Adrien and her team offer help with food guidance, body acceptance, sleep and stress issues, and insist you have fun along the way.
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