How Hormones Can Affect Weight Loss


Why are we so concerned with hormones?

Firstly, when we eat food there is a hormonal response which determines whether we store fat or burn fat.

Secondly, weight and fat loss is regulated by hormones.

There are many hormones involved with weight regulation and fat loss but the main one are:

  • Insulin
  • Glucagon
  • Cortisol
  • Thyroid hormones

insulin-weight-lossInsulin and Glucagon are hormones that are released by the pancreas and are closely involved in the regulation of blood sugar.

The body tightly regulates the among of sugar in the blood to make sure there is not too much or too little. Either situation can be problematic so it’s important that the levels are controlled.

Example: Sugar that is too low (Hypoglycemia) can produce many symptoms and the main problems come from the brain not receiving enough glucose.

Hyperglycemia is high blood sugar and this occur when there is too much glucose is in the blood. If high blood sugar isn’t treated properly it could lead to serious complications and even death.



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