How to Lose Weight by Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism
For the millions of Americans who struggle to shed pounds, this newly updated book unlocks many of the mysteries of how our body’s hormones affect our weight.
If you have a weight problem and unsuccessfully tried to lose weight, you’re not alone. According to recent government studies, nearly 75 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese. Accompanying this epidemic are rising rates of dangerous weight-related health problems: heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers. Obesity can contribute to a lower quality of life and even an early death – yet it is a preventable, correctable problem.
In the Third Edition of this groundbreaking book, Dr. Scott Isaacs, one of the nation’s leading weight-loss experts and a prominent endocrinologist, explores the latest research on hormones and their effect on weight. He explains how your body’s hormones can be out of balance, causing weight gain and hindering your ability to lose weight through diet or exercise. He illustrates why so many people are unsuccessful at diets, losing weight temporarily on a series of weight-loss regimens only to gain it all back and more.
Many men and women have serious hormone imbalances due to various conditions: thyroid problems, menopause, low testosterone, stress, chronic illnesses like diabetes or autoimmune disorders, side effects of medications, insulin resistance and more. Dr. Isaacs explores how these conditions can contribute to weight gain and make losing weight difficult. He discusses the latest drugs and supplements on the market and how they can affect weight gain or weight loss.
Newly updated to include the latest scientific research in hormones and weight loss, Hormonal Balance is a unique and powerful guide to understanding your weight problems and finally losing pounds. With the detailed guidance that Dr. Isaacs provides, including a seven-day meal plan and advice on everything from healthy snacking to controlling PMS, you will be able to harness the power of your hormones, lose weight and maintain a slim, fit physique for years to come.
In this book, you will learn how hundreds of hormones, including newly identified “hunger hormones” like leptin and ghrelin, can affect appetite, cravings, metabolism and body weight. Dr. Isaacs illustrates how hormones work in your body, how the right foods and exercise can help you keep hormones in balance, and how you can outsmart your appetite and cravings. He breaks down complex scientific research to show you how you can alleviate insulin resistance and boost metabolism to help you lose weight and keep it off. He explains clearly how different glands – including your thyroid, adrenal glands and pituitary gland – may play a role in obesity.