HOW DO HORMONES INFLUENCE OUR BODY SHAPE?
Did you know that there is a relationship between your body-shape and hormone functions?
If our hormones are off, it is almost impossible to maintain a healthy weight.
How do hormones influence weight loss?
Hormones are produced and released into the blood by various glands and then transported to perform all kinds of functions, too numerous to list here. We can disrupt the endocrine system by having too much sugar, following a low calorie diet, long-term stress or exposure to toxic chemicals.
There are 3 types of people according to the hormone system that's causing problems.
The adrenal type
The adrenal glands are found above kidneys and have a very important role in protecting the body from the destructive effects of chronic stress.
Cortisone - the stress hormone - can wreak havoc in our bodies if unchecked. One of the ways it hinders weight loss is by increasing water retention - this happens, ironically, if you put yourself on a very calorie restricted diet.
Symptoms of adrenal type:
Chronic fatigue, exhaustion after minimal effort
Accumulation of fat in the mid section (waist, stomach)
Craving for salty foods
Digestive problems, arthritis, severe premenstrual syndrome
The physical characteristics of the adrenal type are broad shoulders, strong legs and increased waist circumference. The most difficult part to sculpt for the adrenal type is the stomach.
The foods you crave if you're the adrenal type are mostly salty and fatty. These foods stimulate the adrenal glands, and when consumed excessively, can lead to excess stimulation of the adrenal glands and consequently to weight gain.
We recommend you eat plenty of fruit, low-fat dairy products and whole grains. When working out, we suggest you pay special attention to the legs and abdominal area.
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The thyroid type
The thyroid gland produces hormones responsible for cell metabolism. These hormones are responsible for fat burning, weight loss, cognitive abilities, intestinal function, absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes from the body.
Thyroid gland that is under-active can lead to problems such as weight gain, skin problems, depression and lack of energy.
Symptoms of thyroid type:
Gradual and steady weight gain
Insomnia and difficulty falling asleep
Cold intolerance, high cholesterol and joint pain
Problems with hair loss, dry skin
Thyroid types would do well to eliminate sugar, white flour, white bread and white rice from their diets. Eggs, vegetables, chicken, fish and lean meat are preferred. Avoiding caffeine is also a good idea.
Exercise sessions should be concentrated on aerobics and weight training, to increase muscle mass and speed up the metabolism.
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The ovarian type
Ovarian types have a specific body shape, with pronounced hips and upper thighs.
The ovaries are female reproductive glands, located on each side of the uterus. They produce oestrogen and progesterone, hormones responsible for the development of sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics, including the distribution of fat in the body.
Any dysfunction due to increased oestrogen production generates excess fat.
Symptoms of ovarian type:
Acute premenstrual syndrome
Accumulation of fat, especially in the thighs
Ovarian cysts, infertility
Acne, mood swings
Fatigue, back and knee problems
Abnormal menstrual bleeding
Avoid eating fried and spicy food, fats, dairy products, sugar and pork. However, it is recommended you consume a lot of protein, as it helps build muscle mass. Take long walks, go running, dance or do gymnastics.
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