It could be that you know you’re overeating, or eating the wrong things. Hey, that’s what stress does. Trying to tackle that endless to-do-list of life can take its toll in mile-high burgers, deep, really deep-dish pizza and movie popcorn swimming in a deep, really deep sea of butter. You name it. You could admit that you rarely exercise at all other that using your digits to text or stream something that keeps you sitting comfy on the couch for hours on end. Sort of like a tech potato. But then you could also think, you’ve been healthy, exercising and eating right for years, content and comfortable with the body you’re in. You’re doing the same now, but for some reason you’ve moved into the officially “overweight” category and wonder if you’re doomed to a life of lettuce and legumes.

The Cause Is Probably Menopause

Here’s a hot flash; it’s possible that what you should really be blaming, are fluctuating hormones. If you’re in menopause, it could be the perpetrator. Although estrogen is responsible for making women uniquely women, it’s also the most trouble in the fat department. When estrogen gets thrown off, it turns you into a weight machine. The decreased production of estrogen by the ovaries causes a woman’s body to search for other sources of estrogen. Another source of estrogen is fat cells, so your body learns to convert more calories into fat, in order to increase estrogen production. Suddenly fat becomes your best friend. (Isn’t there any good new?)

Packing on the Pounds

A drop in estrogen and progesterone can increase a woman’s appetite and cause her to eat up to 67% more. Some women can gain as much as 30 pounds in menopause. (Five is enough to give you a fit.) Your cravings increase, their “stop now,” signal goes on the fritz, and loss of muscle mass makes a further mess of things. It’s like a fiendish fairy flew into your closet and shrunk all your clothes. Nothing fits. Jeans won’t zip (or even get over your hips). You’d rather die than have to buy anything with a stretch waist. Toss the scale in the garbage. The numbers can’t be right. You can’t talk about it to anyone, because the last thing you want to hear is “join a gym and go on a diet”! It’s regrettable, but you can expect to see menopause weight go to your hips, thighs and belly. Your pear shape becomes an apple. You feel like you’re blowing up like a balloon about to pop.

How to Stop the Muffin Top

Menopause can make weight gain a misery. More than 90% of women in menopause gain weight. (Feel like pulling the covers over your head and never coming out?) It’s enough to make anyone scream. You don’t just feel like you look fat and horrible, you feel like getting the weight off and keeping it that way is hopeless. No matter what you try, nothing seems to work. Well, we have a way to change that, and you don’t have to go it alone. Before anything else, you need to get any unbalanced hormones working efficiently again. The specialist to help you achieve that in the Denver area is Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein at Denver Hormone Health. No one understands how those extra pounds weigh on you and no one can help you get back to the you, you want to be, with such success. Beyond that, Dr. Goldstein has developed a unique hormonal weight loss support system to give you further support for both your moral and physical well-being. Along with targeted health-boosting supplements, he now offers access to the expertise of an accomplished nutritionist and personal trainer working together with the sole objective of helping you lose the weight, get over the obstacles, and gain the self-esteem (not to mention energy and health of overall fitness) that will help you feel your absolute best.

And it’s all just a call away. (You can come out from under the covers, now.)

JUST WEIGHT AND SEE – Put the Fork Down, Folks.

Weight is one of the most talked about topics throughout our lives. “Oh, look at that adorable chubby baby.” Then comes the “Honey Boo Boo” phase, where baby fat becomes kid fat. The kind of kid fat that get people staring and blaming “Mama June” type mothers for letting it happen and think it’s OK. There are fat camps in a fast food world of super-size everything. Weight gets really tough in teens, plummeting their self-esteem and sending them on a life of more diets than you could imagine.  But as people age, unbalanced hormones can kick in that puts on weight without them really understanding why. (Answers, would be nice.)


Yep, hormones and weight gain go hand in hand. There are three of these hormones that are absolute weight gain demons. When they misfire, it leads to people hating to look in the mirror as they see their curves and toned bodies start to turn to loose lumps and bumps.


Leptin is produced by the body’s fat cells and its primary function is to tell a part of our brain that we’re full. Our mostly disastrous diets today are saturated with a type of sugar called fructose, found in many processed foods (everything from pasta sauce to salad dressings). When too much fructose floods your body, your body stores it as fat. This leads to an excess of leptin. When your body has too much leptin it’s possible to become leptin resistant, meaning your body no longer can tell if you’re full or not—and you keep eating and gaining weight. (Disaster.)


Insulin is a hormone created by your pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar. When your insulin gets thrown off balance, you have a harder time losing weight. In addition, if you tend to eat sugary foods throughout the day, you keep your insulin working overtime trying to clear the sugar from your blood. What does insulin do with the extra sugar? It stores it as fat. (Fat, fat, everything is fat. “Fat chance, fat as a pig, it’s not over ‘til the fat lady sings. “There’s an unsettling theme going on here.)


Things that cause stress in your life could leave you feeling like you’ve been hit by Thor’s hammer. Cortisol, which is known as the “stress hormone”, skyrockets in the face of all this too-much-to-take tension. And stress, can turn overeating into a habit. It gets worse; because increased levels of the hormone also help cause higher insulin levels, your blood sugar drops and you crave sugary, fatty foods. Bye-bye bananas and salads, hello Big Macs, and mac and cheese. Which, when you think about their weight-gain damage, hardly makes them “comfort foods”.

Getting It Right

When your hormones end up a terror of imbalance it’s going to affect your weight. (And with age, there’s a good chance it will get worse.) No matter what you try to try and lose those lbs., nothing seems to help. Well, the first step to that end, is to balance your hormones. That’s where the expertise and experience of Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein at Denver Hormone Health comes in. Unlike some other doctors, he looks at your body as a whole, and treats it that way. Balancing your hormones is just the beginning of addressing your weight issues. That’s why he has created a unique hormonal weight loss support system designed to help guide you down that yellow brick weight-loss road. The program combines targeted health-boosting supplements, along with access to the combined resources of both an accomplished nutritionist and personal trainer, working hand in hand to help make your objectives, reality. (Don’t toss those clingy clothes, yet.)

Give us a call to find out more.

Start now and start losing.

JUST WEIGHT AND SEE – Give Glands a Hand

In the 1800s, scientists began to think that some sort of chemical communication must take place between different organs in the body, and they later recognized that certain disorders could be treated with extracts from endocrine tissues. What we now know as the  endocrine system, includes all of the glands of the body and the extremely fickle hormones produced by those glands. (Fickle being understatement. Way, way under.)

Wild Things

In the simplest of terms, hormones are the chemical messengers in your body that control most bodily functions and are essential for every activity of life. There are some 50 of them swimming throughout your bloodstream at will, calling the shots, causing the damage and disruption they want. They’re like body bullies, and you can’t control them. Think of them as keys that need to fit into the right locks in your cells and organs. If they don’t connect, your entire body gets mucked up and can’t function the way it’s supposed to. One of the many things that unbalanced hormones can do is effect weight. Weight that can pile on and change your body in ways you can’t imagine. Weight that can make you gain as much as 30 pounds or so. Weight that leaves you feeling frustrated, upset, and even angry. Where did it come from, and how do you get it to go? (And yesterday, if it’s possible, please.)

Tipping the Scales

As we age, the weight debacle gets even worse. (Not exactly what I want to hear.) As we’ve said, unbalanced hormones have a big part in putting on pounds. And no one can help you get them balanced again more than hormone replacement expert, Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein at Denver Hormone Health. But balancing hormones is just the beginning. Because optimal health isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about keeping it off. Which is a tough goal. That’s why Dr. Goldstein has taken a big step in getting you there. As part of an integrated program, he now offers a hormonal weight loss support system that includes targeted health-boosting supplements that promote better results, plus access to the services of a respected nutritionist and personal trainer. Working in synergy they’ll help you in so many ways, the first, erasing any doubts you can do it. No one but Dr. Goldstein offers this unique program. (What’s his number? I need his number. I have to call now, and see him now.) It’s 720-425-9541

Maybe you should call, too.

It’ll be a weight off your mind.