Weight loss becomes much more challenging with age. You may find dieting and exercise no longer gives you the same results as before. This can be extremely frustrating, but it’s important to know that it’s not your fault. Your hormones are to blame. More specifically, a hormone imbalance has affected the way that your body regulates your weight. But you don’t have to bear this heavy burden once you realize that weight loss begins with hormonal gains.
Hormones are responsible for the way your body functions, but your hormone levels naturally decline with age. Research shows that growth hormone production decreases at age 30, while women start to lose estrogen and men lose testosterone in their 40s. This is followed by a drop in progesterone, DHEA, parathyroid hormone, and calcitonin. Without the right balance of hormones, your body loses the ability to regulate the processes that lead to weight loss. This results in a slower metabolism, an increase in abdominal fat, and less energy for exercise.
Fortunately, through hormone replacement therapy, you can reverse your hormone imbalance and restore your ability to lose weight by simply replenishing the hormones you’ve lost. This may be done through the use of both bioidentical hormones and growth hormone peptides. Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure and biological effect as the hormones produced by your body. Research shows that bioidentical hormones may be safer and rarely cause side effects over their synthetic counterparts.
When added to a healthy diet and proper exercise, hormones can help you take off the pounds that are weighing you down:
This sex hormone produced by both men and women inhibits fat storage, especially in the abdomen. Low levels cause sugar cravings and may lead to insulin resistance.
This form of estrogen helps women control their appetite and sugar cravings.
This sex hormone facilitates the conversion of stored body fat to energy. It is often used in HRT for women since an imbalance of progesterone causes women to overeat.
A hormone that promotes weight loss by increasing the body’s metabolism, preventing fat storage and decreasing the appetite for dietary fats.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH):
This hormone is needed to convert body fat into muscle mass. It also inhibits the production of body fat and decreases the visceral and subcutaneous fats.
A powerful hormone that appears to regulate other hormones to prevent the abdominal fat storage and stress caused by cortisol, keep metabolism high, improve brain function and memory, and provide rejuvenating effects.
By replenishing ideal amounts of these hormones through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, it is possible to achieve hormone balance and healthy weight loss. At Hormone Therapy of Orlando we can also compliment your hormone regimen with a customized nutrition and exercise plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals faster.