Hormones and Weight Gain After 40

Hormones and Weight Gain After 40

Changes in hormones affect appetite and metabolism. When hormone levels changes, feelings of hunger may occur more often than usual which may cause people to eat more. As a result, these people gain weight. 

Hormone changes may also affect the way that certain foods are metabolized by the body. Certain hormones interacting with each other may lead to cravings for carbohydrates for instance. These cravings can lead to overeating and weight gain

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Reasons for Weight Gain After 40

  • Poor thyroid function
  • Entering menopause
  • Aging and excess toxicity in the body
  • Increased insulin resistance
  • Reduced levels of progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen
  • Increases in appetite and a more sedentary lifestyle
  • The added stress and increased levels of cortisol flood the body
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking certain medications
  • Your unique body composition and genetics
  • Poor eating habits, eating highly processed foods

Some start packing on the pounds with sudden weight gain at 40, while others wait a few years to see what the effect of mid-life experiences will do.  Lose those extra pounds, feel young and energetic once more. Even though there is a strong link between hormones and weight gain, it is possible to reverse the runaway train. Bring your body back to a level of health and energy that you had before you hit your mid-life spread.

How to Manage Weight Gain and Hormones After 40?

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Making small yet sustainable changes to your daily routine can result in big changes on the scale. Here are some simple things that you can implement starting today to start to lose weight after 40, get rid of unsightly belly fat, and take control of your health once more:

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Eat small meals and snacks several times each day
  • Be a conscious eater 
  • Cut back on those things that are not needed such as alcohol consumption or smoking
  • Stay active. Maintain regular physical activity. 

Other Natural Weight Loss Options

There are other life changes we can implement to more efficiently burn fat and increase energy. These include: 

  • Reducing stress levels
  • Getting quality, restorative sleep to help naturally balance hormone levels
  • Taking proper vitamins and supplements to help the body metabolize and build muscle more efficiently
  • Performing a medically-supervised detox using non-processed foods and water to help reset the body’s optimal function

Using HCG Diet to Maintain Weight and Hormones

Using the HCG injections plays an important role in regulating metabolism for weight loss. HCG diet accelerates safe weight loss. When combined with a healthy, low-calorie diet, HCG can regulate your weight as well as your hormones.

While diet and lifestyle modifications can support your weight loss efforts, they are not always enough to reach your goals. Since everyone experiences weight loss differently, the factors necessary for success can vary by individual. 

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Hormones and Weight Gain After 40