Gaining Weight Fast? 6 Hormones You Can Blame for Obesity + Easy Ways to Avoid It

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There is a common delusion that you gain weight only when you eat certain food and doesn’t hit the gym 4 times in a week, but let us bust this myth. There are so many other factors that affect your weight like age, stress, genes, unhealthy habits and all of these lead to hormonal disbalance in your body that leads to obesity.

Luckily, Nexter.org collected the most important information, so keep on reading to find out how to avoid hormonal disbalance and keep your body fit and healthy.

Insulin

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It is one of the most important hormones in our body. It delivers glucose from our blood into the cells. If you eat too much of unhealthy snacks or drink way too much alcohol or sweetened drinks, it will develop resistance to insulin.

Ways to avoid it:

  • Work out not less than 4 hours a week.
  • Eat green and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink a lot of water, try to get to 4 liters a day.
  • Avoid all those unhealthy foods, alcohol, sweetened drinks (unless they are naturally sweetened).

Testosterone

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Even though you see a man in the picture above, don’t think that this hormone doesn’t secrete by women because it does. Low level of testosterone caused by age and stress leads to obesity and loss of bone density.

Ways to avoid it:

  • Stay away from alcohol.

Progesterone

If you want your body to function properly you have to watch those progesterone and estrogen levels. If you are stressed out or use contraceptive pills, or your menopause happened progesterone levels can go low resulting weight gain.

Ways to avoid it:

  • Regular workouts.
  • Stay away from things that stress you out.
  • Meditate.

Leptin

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Leptin is one of the key hormones that regulate both hunger and energy balance in the human body. So, if you eat too much sugar-containing food, fructose turns into fat which gets stored in your belly, liver, and other parts of your body.

If the level of leptin in your body is out of order, your brain just stops seeing excess fat and thinks that you’re starving causing you eat more and more.

Ways to avoid it:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Sleep not less than 7-8 hours.
  • Eat dark green leafy vegetables and stay away from food with much sugar and processed food.

Ghrelin

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In other words, it is a hunger hormone. If you are on a strict diet or fasting, its levels go high.   

Ways to avoid it:

  • Regular workouts.
  • Drink a cup of water before a meal.
  • Eat often (every 2-3 hours) but not a lot.
  • Fruits and veggies are a must.

Thyroid hormones

The thyroid gland produces hormones which are in charge of body metabolism. Hypothyroidism is caused by lack of these hormones and leads to gaining weight, mostly because body accumulates water and not fat making you look overweight.

Ways to avoid it:

  • Add iodized salt to your food.
  • Stay away from raw vegetables and undercooked food.
  • Consume Zinc rich food and vitamin D supplements.

Now that you know how these hormones affect your body, it doesn’t seem so hard to keep them under control, right? Use our tips and stay fit!


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