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Sure, there’s no time like the present – but there’s also no time like the summer to reclaim your body, lose unwanted weight and finally feel like you again. With the sun-kissed months of the season ahead, there’s plenty of time to learn about – and balance – your hormones, which is a highly rated and groundbreaking method both men and women have been utilizing to feel like themselves again, and most importantly, successfully lose weight. If you think your recent or habitual weight gain is the result of a hormonal imbalance, here are a few things to know if you want to get those compounds in check this season.

Causes of a Hormonal Imbalance

Before learning how to balance your hormones, it’s important to first educate yourself on the cause – what the exact reason is for a hormonal imbalance. This way, you can further investigate whether or not you are actually suffering from one. While there are a handful of factors that contribute to uneven hormone levels, stress, a new pregnancy and old age are three of the most common – and biggest – culprits. Hormonal imbalance also comes with menopause, perimenopause and postmenopause – so if you are a female who is going through any of these health stages, it is more than likely affecting you, and there are a variety of telltale signs to be on the lookout for. These symptoms include, but are certainly not limited to, hot flashes, feelings of hopelessness and depression, extreme fatigue and weight gain. So, if you find yourself experiencing any of these indicators or lifestyles, a hormonal imbalance could easily be a large factor in your weight gain. Consult an experienced doctor at a health and wellness center to confirm.

The Weight-Loss Hormones  

There are three hormones proven to make you lose weight. The best part? They are already in your body, being produced every single day. Score! Also known as the hunger hormone, Ghrelin gives you that unwanted feeling of starvation when you skip out on a meal. Leptin suppresses the appetite, sending your brain that nagging it’s-time-to-stop-eating sign. Finally, there’s Cortisol – the stress hormone that increases your accumulated amount of body fat, especially during the most stressful times in your life. Cortisol has the ability to get the other two critical weight-loss hormones out of control (both Leptin and Ghrelin), thus ruining your body’s chance of getting any leaner. This hormonal trio of Ghrelin, Leptin and Cortisol combined will play a critical part in your weight-loss this summer, so long as they are balanced properly.

How it Works

When you sign up for a program that will balance your metabolic hormones and, in turn, reduce inflammation, long term weight loss is sure to follow.  As much as we don’t like to admit it, our bodies crave all the things that we know aren’t good for us – fatty, high-caloric and sugar-filled foods – and more often than not we give into the temptation. Unfortunately, this consumption of bad nourishment gets stored as extra fat. For those suffering from a hormonal imbalance, no amount of exercise, even with a healthy diet, can take off this extra weight. Instead, when necessary, a health care professional can actually create the proper conditions inside of your body to shed those pounds. Bonus: Balancing the weight-loss hormones aforementioned will also boost your metabolism and reduce inflammation – something women between the ages of 35 to 70 years old experience as their hormones fluctuate, further adding to their excessive weight gain.

Choosing the Right Program

Figuring out exactly which hormone balancing program to take advantage of can seem a bit overwhelming at first, especially since there are a handful of options to choose from, with a whole lot to lose (literally). You want to be sure that you’ll see results sooner rather than later, and that the program is truly the right fit for you. Another big deal breaker? The success stories of other people who have tried said program, and are just like you; if they’re satisfied with their own outcome, that speaks volumes about whether or not you should try it out, too. Choosing a two-step plan will be the most beneficial – one that focuses strictly on reducing inflammation, the other balancing your hormones. At New York Health and Wellness, patients who are experiencing a hormonal imbalance can take advantage of the two-part B3H+ program; the first gets rid of any and all inflammation, in the form of a unique two-week long detox plan. The second component is a six-week hormone balancing food plan, intended specifically for menopausal women. In addition, you can combine the B3H+ program with Reboot 15 – a set of short yet targeted circuit training workouts – to ensure that the weight you are taking off truly does remain off.

Let this summer be the one that changes you, and the one that marks the end of your unwanted weight gain. Understanding your hormones a little bit better, and learning how to balance them – accompanied by a proper food plan and exercise regimen – is a sure way to keep any and every imbalance in check. Call New York Health and Wellness today to schedule an hour-long, free consultation – you’ll get a crash course in hormonal contributions to weight gain and how to balance them safely.