This month we are taking our community into our Metabolic Upgrade Program. This program is geared towards helping you with energy levels, hormone optimization, brain health, while also teaching how to adapt daily habits to support healthy weight and get you feeling good in your body. But whether you are in this program or not, it’s important to understand how we nurture our followers. We will focus our newsletters the month of February, on topics discussed in our program. For anyone interested in further support please head on over to our website at: Metabolic Upgrade Program to sign up for a spot in our course. So let’s talk about the topic everyone struggles with at some point in their life, weight or unhealthy lifestyles. Struggling with weight has become so common we have given up wondering the reasons why we have weight on us. But what if you learned that by fasting for just 72 hours you can regenerate the entire immune system! It tells your stem cells to transform into new and improved immune cells. These new healthy cells replace old and dysfunctional cells in the body… You know- the ones that cause disease, hyper-immunity, autoimmune disorders and cancer! Fasting allows us to look at our own relationship with consumption and the energetic push and pull of existing in the world. It invites us to be more mindful of our choices, not only around the food we put into our bodies (when, what and why we’re eating), but also with the energy we give and receive, the ideas and feelings we give weight to, what we choose to hold on to and what we’re willing to release.
- Boost cognitive performance
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve overall fitness
- Support weight loss
- Decrease the risk of metabolic diseases
Losing weight can be a frustrating and difficult process for many people, and often the reasons for our struggles with weight loss are not as simple as just eating less and exercising more. One important factor that is often overlooked is the role that hormones play in our weight loss journey. Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced by the endocrine glands and play a crucial role in regulating our metabolism, appetite, and body weight. When these hormones are out of balance, it can make it much more difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
Hormones and Weight:
One of the key hormones that can affect weight loss is cortisol. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” and is produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress. When cortisol levels are elevated, it can lead to increased appetite and cravings for sugary and high-fat foods. This can make it much harder to stick to a healthy diet and can lead to weight gain.
Another hormone that can play a role in weight loss is insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and helps regulate blood sugar levels. When insulin levels are too high, it can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of developing diabetes. People with insulin resistance, a condition where cells in the body don’t respond well to insulin, tend to have a harder time losing weight.
Thyroid hormones also play a role in weight loss. The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck and produces hormones that help regulate metabolism. When the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones, it can slow down the metabolism and make it more difficult to lose weight.
4.Leptin and Ghrelin
Lastly, Leptin and Ghrelin are hormones that regulate appetite and hunger. Leptin is produced by the fat cells and sends a signal to the brain when we are full. Ghrelin, on the other hand, is produced by the stomach and signals the brain when we are hungry. When these hormones are out of balance, it can lead to overeating and weight gain.
By taking positive steps and making small changes to your lifestyle, you can achieve and improve your overall health.
Start Here with Weight Loss:
- Set a realistic goal
- Keep a food diary
- Eat the rainbow
- Get moving
- Get enough sleep
- Surround yourself with support
- Be patient
- Incorporate intermittent fasting (if you are a candidate)
It’s important to keep in mind that weight loss is a gradual process and it’s not always easy, but with a better understanding of the hormones involved and the right approach, you can reach your weight loss goals. If you want a community of supporters, join our Metabolic Upgrade Program where you will be able to ask questions and discover answers during this journey.