Weight loss is about more than fitting into smaller pants 一 although that’s a big perk! By maintaining a healthy weight, you could boost your mood and reduce your risk of serious obesity-related diseases. Weight loss can also bring balance to your hormones.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet, regular exercise, practicing good sleep hygiene, and managing stress levels can help you lose weight and correct the hormonal imbalance caused by weight gain.
Losing weight can be a challenge, though, especially if it’s compounded by high stress and a chaotic schedule. That’s where our team of expert providers at Serendipity Med Spa excels. We offer medical weight loss services in Southlake, Texas, to help you succeed, even if other strategies haven’t worked for you.
Your weight and your hormones are intricately connected. There are over 50 hormones in your endocrine system. Hormones regulate many bodily processes, including hunger. For instance, ghrelin is the appetite-increasing hormone that tells your brain you’re hungry. Leptin is the hormone that lets your brain know you’re full.
Understandably, an imbalance in these two hormones could contribute to weight gain, but the reverse is true, too: Weight gain can throw your hormones off balance. One study showed that individuals who are obese can become leptin-resistant, meaning they don’t receive the “fullness” cues quite right.
The complex relationship between hormones and weight isn't limited to hunger hormones. Menopausal women may see weight gain as a result of imbalanced estrogen and progresone during premenopause and menopause. Men, too, may struggle with weight gain if their testosterone levels dip.
The takeaway: Even the most subtle hormonal shifts can influence your appetite and satiety cues. Hormone imbalances can also cause your body to store more fat, especially in your abdomen.
Weight gain triggers pro-inflammatory responses in your body. Unfortunately, body-wide inflammation can quickly throw your hormones off balance. For example, systemic inflammation increases cortisol, your stress hormone.
Inflammation can also affect your body’s output of other hormones, including insulin, thyroid hormones, estrogen, and testosterone. As a result, you might experience increased facial hair growth, thinning hair, acne, mood swings, fatigue, low libido, and sleep problems.
If your hormone imbalance was caused by weight gain, will losing weight reverse those effects? It could. In a study, researchers found that weight loss also decreased estrogen and testosterone levels.
Losing weight helps combat systemic inflammation, and that’s the first step in breaking the weight gain/hormone cycle. As inflammation subsides, your body starts to normalize hormone production.
Weight loss isn’t easy, and if hormone imbalances are involved, losing weight can be even more complex. Serendipity Med Spa’s medical weight loss program can help you because we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach. We tailor the right weight loss program for you with a special regard to your own medical history, your lifestyle habits, and your personal goals.
At Serendipity Med Spa, you can expect:
If you’re struggling to lose weight and balance your hormones, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call us at 903-664-7776 or make your appointment request online to get started with your medical weight loss program.