The Real Reason You Can’t Lose Weight (and It’s Not Diet and Exercise)

If you are always losing the weight loss battle, you’re not alone. There are approximately 108 million Americans on a diet, and it’s a good bet this isn’t their first time on the calorie-counting, waist-whittling journey. The average dieter makes at least four attempts a year.

But this has not put a dent in the obesity epidemic. More than 600 million adults worldwide are obese, a figure that is expected to climb along with the associated healthcare costs. Having excess body fat increases your risk of developing serious and life-threatening health conditions, including:

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How Long Can Post Menopausal Women Use Hormones?

Are you post menopausal and suffering from unbearable hot flashes or mood swings? Treatments for symptoms are available. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps to the body replace hormones it no longer produces.

But HRT has been controversial for many years. How long can post menopausal women safely take them to reduce their symptoms?

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Hormone Health Linked to Weight Loss | BodylogicMD

Hormone Health Linked to Weight Loss

Weight gain and weight loss—a vicious cat and mouse game that you can never seem to win, right? That’s because, for many people—especially at middle age—weight management is not as simple as calories in and calories out.

The equation complex and becomes even more complicated as you age. Hormones play a significant role in weight management, including muscle mass maintenance, energy for physical activity, and appetite regulation. Menopause in women, low testosterone and thyroid hormone disorders are just a few conditions of hormonal imbalance that can affect your weight.

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What You Need to Know About Female Hormone Imbalance

Blame it on the hormones. Moody, achy, sleep concerns, your menstrual cycle is off, can’t stop eating chocolate, teary and weepy, weight fluctuations, or perhaps you just can’t concentrate.

These can all be symptoms of hormone imbalance. These symptoms can be anywhere from mild to severe and can cause not only discomfort in our lives but they can be symptoms of something much larger, indications of health problems and side effects of our bodies changing.

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How Does Obesity Affect Hormones?

The obesity epidemic in America is a serious cause for concern, with more than two-thirds of adults considered overweight or obese, according to the National Institutes of Health. The effects of obesity on health are numerous, with obesity linked to many types of disease and other tolls on health, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. And the problem is not just limited to the United States—obesity statistics worldwide are dire, with obesity ranked as the fifth leading risk factor for global deaths, as reported by the World Health Organization.

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Everything Guide to Hormones and Weight Gain | BodylogicMD

Everything Guide to Hormones and Weight Gain

The excess fat clinging to your midsection is notoriously difficult to get rid of. People spend billions of dollars every year trying to lose weight.

Diet and exercise isn’t the whole story. A lot of people don’t realize that hormones and weight gain are connected.

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HRT and Weight Gain: Dispelling the Myth

You’re cranky, exhausted, and just not feeling like yourself lately: in short, you can definitely tell that you’re dealing with the effects of menopause.

In addition to all the emotional consequences, you’ve also noticed an especially unpleasant one: you’ve gained weight.

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Hormone Imbalance in Men: 10 Things You Need to Know

Fluctuating hormones are most commonly associated with women. However, men experience this, too.

In fact, they even go through the male equivalent of the menopause. This is a subject that’s not talked about enough. The lack of conversation leaves many men in the dark about what their hormones are doing to their bodies.

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