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Lose weight once and for all (and in a healthy way) by activating hormones

Eating in a healthy and balanced way, doing physical activity, avoiding processed foods… All of these are well-known gestures to guarantee the maintenance of a healthy body and at the same time guarantee an adequate body weight.

But in addition to these common gestures, there are also others equally or as important that are not always given the necessary importance. In this case, we are talking about hormone activation.

These not only play a fundamental role in a person’s mood or growth, but are also responsible for the way a person gains or loses weight.

This is one of the main reasons why It is advisable to keep them active, especially if what you want is to achieve a healthy figure.. Continue reading to discover some of the best ways to activate these hormones and lose weight in a healthy way.

How do hormones act on weight?

Hormones circulate through the body through the bloodstream and are responsible for playing a kind of ‘chemical messenger’ role with the cells, ensuring that they fulfill their respective functions in the body.

Functions as important as growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, mood or in this case also, body weight. Of this last function, there are exactly four of them in charge of guaranteeing it: insulin, leptin, ghrelin and estrogens.

Of all of them, insulin and leptin are two of the key hormones in everything related to weight. And, while insulin is responsible for regulating blood glucose levels, the second is directly related to satiety mechanisms.

On the other hand, in women, estrogens, in addition to determining everything related to the menstrual cycle, also contribute to metabolizing fats and distributing them throughout the body.

As for ghrelin, it is capable of awakening appetite, but also of promoting the accumulation of lipids in visceral fat which, in addition to being considered the most harmful, is located in the abdominal area.

This is one of the reasons why neutralizing the effect of ghrelin is essential and the best way to achieve this is by following the recommended five daily meals.

How to activate them to lose weight naturally?

In general, experts recommend activating leptin especially if you want to lose weight to reach a healthier weight. But there are several alternatives with which you can activate this hormone.

Even so, before carrying out this, it is essential that you first consult with a doctor or specialist. The main reason for this is that not all bodies are the same nor do they have the same nutritional needs. Once the specialist has given you the go-ahead, it’s time to get to work. Take note:

  • Ensure a daily exercise routine: Exercise is a great ally to lose weight in a healthy way.

    This does not mean that you have to exercise excessively or do marathon days at the gym, but the simple fact of dedicating at least 45 minutes a day to moderate exercise will help you improve leptin sensitivity and will also ensure a good state of mind away from stress.

  • Avoid stress: Did you know that stress can also help you gain weight? The reason for this is that stress produces different changes in our body and one of them is mediated by hormones such as leptin.

    Stress in this case can damage the functioning of cells and cause resistance to leptin over time. This is one of the main reasons why reducing stress should also be a priority to ensure our mental well-being and also an adequate weight.

  • Sleep well: Sleeping fewer hours than necessary can cause our hormones to alter and at the same time reduce satiety, reducing leptin levels and stimulating us to eat more.

    All this added to the increase in cortisol levels and stress, two factors that are not recommended if what you want is weight loss.

  • Cross out some foods: Far from strict diets or fasting, what you will really need to lose weight in a healthy and natural way is to guarantee a healthy and varied diet, but also away from certain foods.

    This is the case of sweets, sweets, alcohol, refined sugar, refined flours, processed… These, according to nutrition experts, are foods that delay the production of leptin in the body. Therefore, they are also responsible for people failing to lose weight or having a slow metabolism.

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