Jul 12, 2019 in Health Coaching
Unexplained Weight Issues Got You Stumped?
Weight loss isn't always about diet & exercise or the lack there of. A hormone imbalance can affect your weight, read more.
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Do you sometimes feel like your weight yoyos about? Having unexplained weight gain or loss, or you’re trying to lose weight but can’t seem shift the last five or however many pound left to reach your target weight even though you’re eating right and almost killing yourself at the gym?
One of the most common physical side effects of having a hormonal imbalance, especially in women, is weight gain. Why is that? Because your hormones help to regulate many systems in your body that control your weight, including your appetite and metabolism.
Here we’ll explore what hormones you need to keep balanced, how they can affect your weight, and what you can do about it.
Oestrogen VS Progesterone Weight Changes
Many hormones can affect your weight, but three of the more common ones are insulin, oestrogen and progesterone. The latter two hormones work together like a symphony or a dance where one leads and the other follows. Here’s the thing, when these levels go out of balance i.e. are too low or too high, it can cause considerably different outcomes as far as your weight goes which is a problem. Understanding this will help you and your doctor to figure out which of your hormones are responsible for the unexplained weight gain.
If you have more body fat, experiencing unexpected weight gain, fluid retention, headaches, depression, and blood sugar issues, you may want to check your oestrogen levels as an imbalance there may be the likely culprit. On the other hand, if you are losing weight unexpectedly (which some may feel is not necessarily be a bad thing) and also if it’s rapid weight loss, you may be struggling with too much progesterone.
You want a good balance of both, get them back dancing in rhythm with each other where neither is too high or too low in order to maintain your weight properly.
What’s the deal – Why do hormones affect weight?
There are a few different reasons you start gaining weight as a result of your hormone levels being out of balance. The first is that it can cause your metabolism to plummet. Insulin (also known as the storage hormone) is directly linked with your metabolism, when too much insulin is secreted for whatever reason (stress is usually a culprit), that tells your body to store fat and hold on to it which means your metabolism slows down. You need a good level of metabolism in order to burn fat and calories that you consume, so when you have low metabolism, your body holds onto more of what you eat, which can cause you to gain weight more easily.
You might also notice that when you had other symptoms of hormonal imbalance, you also had a bigger appetite, lower energy, and more cravings. These work together to cause you to eat more unhealthy foods you crave, and not exercise as much, which as you know can also contribute to your weight gain.
What can you do?
Gaining weight isn’t a pleasant thing for most and it’s not about clothes or necessarily about how you look but how you feel within yourself and the effect the weight gain will have on your health. Weight gain puts you at a higher risk for diabetes, irregular periods, worsening PMS symptoms, joint pain, and even some types of cancers.
If you are gaining weight or losing and not sure why:
- I suggest that you talk to your doctor about it.
- Go onto my website and take my Hormone Balance Quiz, that would give you an indication of may be going on (be clear that this is by no means a diagnostic tool).
- Ask to have a blood test done to check your hormone levels especially oestrogen, progesterone, insulin and your blood sugar levels
- Check in with your stress levels, are you stressed out at work, home etc.
- What has changed or occurred recently that has either put you on edge or is making you anxious?
- What’s your diet like? You may want to adjust to eating a more plant-based diet to regulate your moods and hormones
- Take some time for selfcare. Create a routine to heal and nourish yourself emotionally, physically and mentally
- Get some exercise in to help balance your hormones and weight. Please do note that if you have been told you have hormone imbalance, it would be more advisable to adopt a gentle exercise routine such as yoga, swimming or going for a brisk walk than rigorous exercise as that can be counter-productive.