How to Lose Weight by Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism
If you are one of the millions of Americans who struggle to have sustained weight loss, the third edition of Hormonal Balance explains the new science of how our body’s hormones control our appetite, cravings, metabolism and body weight set point. I explain how adaptive human biology is the cause for why diets don’t work, resulting in temporary weight loss followed by weight regain, often more. Dozens of potential hormone imbalances can affect your weight: leptin resistance, thyroid imbalance, declining estrogen, low or high testosterone, high cortisol, growth hormone imbalance, adrenal disorders, insulin resistance and more. I explain how these conditions cause weight gain and make losing weight so difficult. I have provided the latest information on the best ways to overcome hormonal imbalance including the newest research on diets, physical activity, lifestyle, stress, sleep, medications and supplements and other treatments.
Newly discovered hunger hormones like leptin, cholecystokinin, peptide YY, glucagon-like peptide-1 and ghrelin, affect appetite, cravings, metabolism and body weight. In the third edition of Hormonal Balance, I explain how these hormones work in your brain and in your body and how the right foods can help you keep these hormones in balance. With my guidance, you can outsmart out of control appetite and cravings and boost metabolism to help you lose weight the right way and keep it off.