Hormones and Their Role in Weight Loss

Healthy weight loss programs don’t just focus on nutrition, although eating healthy meals is a big part of your overall plan. Getting the right amount of moderate exercise in combination with eating a healthy balanced diet is the key to achieving your weight loss goals.

Yet eating a balanced diet and incorporating some physical activity into your lifestyle offers other benefits you may be overlooking.

The team at our Jacksonville gym recognizes that adopting a healthy lifestyle can help to control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. As you start to improve your metabolic rate, you’ll also feel more energetic and enjoy a better quality of sleep.

The key to all of these things is finding the right combination that helps your body restore its own healthy balance.

The Role of Hormones in Weight Loss

It’s common for many people to focus on counting calories or finding ‘miracle’ weight loss pills or fad diets when they think about losing weight. However, all those things do is deplete the nutrients you feed your body.

Skipping meals or eliminating certain food groups from your diet also puts your normal hormone levels out of balance.

Your body needs the right nutrients to keep it operating efficiently. When you aren’t getting the right combination of vitamins and minerals in your diet, your body may not be producing enough of the right hormones to help regulate your other bodily functions.

Even if you work out every day and follow a healthy eating plan exactly, you might still find you struggle to lose weight. The reason could be that your unbalanced hormone levels are stopping your body from properly metabolizing the food you eat.

By comparison, eating a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet and getting some moderate exercise into your lifestyle helps to control your cortisol levels. Cortisol is your body’s stress hormone, and it can damage your weight control efforts if it’s not managed well.

Likewise, your body’s natural insulin production and thyroid functions can also be affected by the food you eat and the level of activity you get into your daily lifestyle.

It’s possible to fast-track your weight loss efforts by taking a holistic approach to your goals. Onslow Fitness will help you understand how your body metabolizes the food you eat — and how your diet affects your hormone balance. All of this is key to taking control of managing your weight and enjoying the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

With our exciting 20/30 Weight Loss Program, the team at our gym in Jacksonville can evaluate your current metabolic rate and determine whether your hormone levels are unbalanced. From there, it’s much easier to tailor the right nutrition plan and add some moderate exercise to help restore a healthy balance that helps you achieve your weight loss goals.

Stop by Onslow Fitness and learn more about this amazing opportunity that will assist you in reclaiming your health and energy — or call us at 910-455-7274 for more information.