Overweight? Food Shouldn’t Be Your Significant Other.
The world has a deep, ongoing love affair with food. People are getting fatter and fatter, and Americans are leading the charge. Three out of four Americans will be overweight or obese (oh, boy) by 2020. Our undying addiction to food, and especially fast food, has turned to fast, fat-gaining agony. We are drowning in massive piles of fat cell fertilizer. But hey, you gave up being a food beast when you gave up your paramours like the Meat Lover’s Personal PANormous Pizza, Peanutty Swirl Master Blasts with Snickers Bars and your dearest sweetheart…the Baconzilla, trading them in for big helpings of “healthy. And yet, your excess pounds go nowhere except more places on your body. But be reassured, piling it on isn’t always the only food perp causing you to pile on those pounds.
Fear of Mirror.
It’s hard to love your body when It doesn’t love you back.
You think you’re taking good care of yourself, but, face it, you hate what you see. Instead of a hot body, there’s a “not” body staring back at you with distain. Some sadistic character from American Horror Story, has slipped in to your closet unnoticed in the dark of night, replacing your wardrobe with a Ken and Barbie ensemble. The worst, is your stomach sticking out and hanging over like the Jell-O mold you hate at holidays, (even with baby marshmallows. Heck, you look like a giant marshmallow). But belly fat is more than just a major wardrobe malfunction. When it comes to your health, weight gain around the abdominal region and the hips is where fat is especially dangerous. Regrettably, people who carry their fat like an industrial inner tube, don’t really know that. If you can trim down your midsection, you’ll go a long way toward preventing the health problems associated with belly fat. Not to mention, that sinking feeling when you see the Pillsbury Dough Boy (or girl) staring back at you in the mirror.
Hormones That Go Bump in The Night
Yep, hormones and weight gain go hand in hand. Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers are sort of the keys to opening and unlocking most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even emotions and mood. But it’s the hormones that effect weight that we’re talking about here. To go into each of these hormones in detail would be like trying to pen War and Peace in one sitting. But here are just some that effect how you can get zapped by unexplainable fat: leptin, insulin excess, serotonin imbalance, too much cortisol, extra estrogen, low testosterone, menopause and estrogen decline, hypothyroid…Hypo disturbing, huh?
Not Just Lovesick, Sick-Sick
When the hormones that could be making you gain weight are out of balance, you’re flirting with your health. Excess weight may increase the risk for many health problems, including
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and strokes
- Certain types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
- Fatty liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section)
It’s enough to make you sick just thinking about it.
When Doing Everything Right, Goes Wrong, We’re Right Here.
No way around it, when it comes to hormones, there’s a lot in the balance. No matter how well you take care of yourself, sometimes trying to lose weight is like taking a slow, painful climb up Mt. Elbert, Denver highest mountain peak. (You never think you’ll get there.) The good part, is that our bodies are hard-wired to send us signals when something is wrong. When you’re packing on puzzling pounds, it’s a good chance it’s your hormones screaming for help.
The kind of help you’ll only get at Denver Hormone Health. When you meet with one of our doctors, you’ll know you’re on the right path to reversing your metabolic meltdown. Only at Denver Hormone Health, will you find a unique hormonal weight loss support system. Balancing your hormones is just the beginning, which is why we begin by taking simple tests that tell us exactly where your body’s out of balance. Once we know that, we create a weight loss plan, uniquely tailored to your specific issues. Just think of us as your go to, to feeling fantastic.
So, call (720) 425-9541 for an appointment now. And indulge in your health.