The Crazy World of Hormones

By September 22, 2020 Weight Loss

Hormones function as messengers between body systems to regulate your physiology and behavior, such as digestion, metabolism, respiration, tissue function, sleep, stress, growth, movement, reproduction, and mood. Hormones then tell your body whether you are hungry, sleepy, stressed, or getting a little “frisky.” And it works both ways: hormones also tell you when to stop eating, when you need to wake up, when you need to calm down or when you’re not feeling so sexy.

You’re probably familiar with these sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. But there are many other hormones too, such as insulin, growth hormone, leptin, cortisol, and melatonin. Without exception, when any of these hormones fall out of balance, the impact on our bodies, moods, and minds can be considerable.

Remarkably, an imbalance in some hormones determines where we store fat on our bodies. For example, large thighs and bottoms are typical signs of Estrogen dominance, whereas a flabby tummy can indicate high cortisol levels.

Do you have a muffin top? This is a possible sign of high insulin levels. For most of us, we look in the mirror and notice weight gain. Where, how, or why it is there is seldom a consideration for us; we just want to be rid of it, so accordingly we diet only to regain the weight in no time. It leaves us deflated and disappointed — leading to the endless cycle of weight gain and dieting. That’s because so often we are focused on the symptoms and not the problem. That’s why a qualified weight loss Physician is essential when considering a weight loss program.

How did your last weight loss program go? If you’re ready to try something that actually works, contact us now.

We believe in making healthy, lifelong changes to your daily eating and exercise patterns. Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness’s programs are different from other weight loss programs in that they are specifically constructed by bariatric specialists to meet each patient’s individual needs based on their body chemistry, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. Our individualized programs focus on providing positive alternatives to unhealthy habits and targeting foods that provide your body with the specific nutrients it needs for optimal energy and fat metabolism. Practical exercise and hydration are also implemented into our overall program.

In addition to our advice in these areas, our patients have the added benefit of physician-prescribed appetite suppressants (diet pills). These medications are all approved and found to be safe and effective by the FDA., and we strictly follow the Obesity Medicine Association’s guidelines for long-term use of diet pills.

We encourage you to become a part of our successful weight loss program. We offer 50 years of safety, experience, knowledge, and expertise found nowhere else!

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