Safe, actionable ways to manage hormones and weight loss
So now we know how it all works – what can we do to support those hormones, if weight loss is our goal?
1. Stay mindful of nutrition
We know, this sounds like old news. But we don’t mean restricting, either. Eating plenty of protein whilst keeping your diet fairly balanced with fibre and fruits and veggies is a great way to promote hormone balance, with high protein foods like yogurt and whey protein having been found to increase GLP-1 levels, helping us feel fuller and reducing cravings.
Also, keeping your diet balanced rather than drastically cutting out food groups can help regulate insulin levels, preventing insulin resistance that contributes to weight gain.
2. Keep exercising (sensibly!)
In conjunction with keeping an eye on nutrition, regular physical activity can help regulate your insulin and cortisol levels, promoting better balance and reducing their potential impact on weight and metabolism.
Exercising more can also reduce stress (hello balanced cortisol!) and promote better sleep, another key factor in regulating and balancing your hormones. It’s worth remembering that overexercising can often have the opposite effect here though.
3. Find expert support
For us, Joi Women’s Wellness is the go-to, in the US. Alongside healthier nutrition and movement, their range of weight loss solutions can help you take the work out of battling hormonal weight gain.
They give you the full package, from support with lifestyle and nutrition to your own personal health coach and access to board-certified clinicians who can advise on all sides. And if you’re looking for a real game changer, they are able to prescribe GLP-1 for weight loss medications that are both effective and easy to administer.
GLP-1 weight loss programs help balance your hunger and fullness hormones, as well as stimulate insulin secretion, signalling to the brain that you are full and reducing cravings.
Not just another fad diet, these solutions are customized to your goals, and designed for your desired outcome and weight wellness.