Whether you seek to lose weight or gain it, you know that it can be a real struggle to lose pounds or pack them on. Maybe you feel like you’ve tried everything under the sun — fad diets, counting calories, cutting out white foods, etc. to lose weight and eating rich, fatty foods to gain it — to no avail.
You’re not a failure; you’re just not taking the right actions to rectify your situation. We recommend focusing on these three weight-affecting hormones:
- Thyroid. If you have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), you likely have a very low basal metabolic rate — and one of the most noticeable symptoms is weight gain and difficulty losing extra weight.
- Insulin. If you struggle to lose weight, you may suffer from insulin resistance, or a condition often called metabolism dysfunction.
- Leptin. The “master” hormone that regulates body weight, leptin is produced by your body’s fat cells. If you suffer from leptin resistance, your leptin is high, which means you’re fat, but your brain can’t see it. Your body is obese but your brain is starved.
Did a “light bulb” just go off in your head? Yes, your frustration about weight may very well be an issue with one or more of these hormones; it may have little to do with your diet and your level of exercise. If you suspect you may have a metabolic issue that’s preventing you from losing or gaining weight, it’s a good idea to have some blood tests done to reach a diagnosis and then treat your condition as required with medical supplements like ThyroMend, Leptin Control and ALAmed.