weight and hormones

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bexta10

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 23:45
Just wondering if any other ladies out there have had problems with hormones or thyroid problems causing weight gain? I train twice a day in various ways weights cardio and pilates im an ex fitness insructor so i know how to workout but the weight WILL NOT SHIFT any idews ???
mummydee

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 01:32
there is a thread on this subject by Jordon2773,"looking for help from others with Thyroid"

A lot of good information there regarding thyroid. Have a look at it! I think if you put thyroid in the search bar you'll go to it. Good luck. d
mrspackrat

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 14:07
Looking up something else, I just ran into this article. It summarizes what I've read in other places. They call them the 8 "fat" hormones and I actually am doing many of the food recommendations they suggest. It's worth a try to take a look. Maybe you could switch up something in your diet that will help. But I eat protein at every meal, most of my carbs come from veggies, increase fats like nuts, seeds, avocado, etc.

http://www.shape.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-strategies/8-essential-fat-loss-hormones?page=3
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 14:31
Before you jump to "it must be hormones, that's why I can't lose any weight" mantra, I'd suggest sticking with what you are doing longer. Looks like you've only really been tracking calories for a week and half. That's not very long at all to see much of a change in your weight. And weight isn't really a great measure of how well you are doing since losing weight doesn't mean losing fat. Take measurements and see if they change over the course of the next 2-3 weeks. Also, I think you may be over estimating the number of calories you're burning. The calorie calculator on this website generally gives pretty high estimates.
mrspackrat

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 14:45
Hormones are our body's chemistry messengers. Small changes to them can cause large problems in our bodies. Every cell in our body relies on hormones. They drive our hunger (ghrelin), control our blood sugar (insulin), tell us if we are hungry (leptin), let's us know we are full (Cholecystokinin). They also help regulate metabolism so it's not so unusal to look to hormones as a possible roadblock in our weightloss.
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 15:12
mrspackrat wrote:
They also help regulate metabolism so it's not so unusal to look to hormones as a possible roadblock in our weightloss.


I agree hormones play a large role in processes involving our metabolism, digestion, cell repair, insulin response, growth, and ability to rid the body of toxins. My point to Bexta10 was jumping to the conclusion that she has a hormonal imbalance or a thyroid problem after only a week and half of "dieting" is probably not the answer. I bet if she sticks with her plan and realistically keeps tracking the calories she eats and the calories she burns, the scale will start to move in the right direction.

Sure, eating enough protein, good fats, lots of veggies, and exercising regularly will help her on her journey, but my big secret to losing weight is, wait for it..... Patience! Losing weight and keeping it off takes time. Remember this is a marathon, not a sprint.
mrspackrat

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 16:02
I guess we don't know how long she's been at this but the topic of the thread is weight and hormones.
Clueless101

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 16:18
Bextra, I have had hormonal problems with weight. Can you give us a few details like, are you taking any meds, are you dealing with perimenopause or menopause? Did you weight gain start suddenly? Any other changes you can think of. Do you have a history of thyroid problems? Are you sleeping well?
erika2633

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 17:02
mrspackrat wrote:
I guess we don't know how long she's been at this but the topic of the thread is weight and hormones.


Yes, the title of the thread is weight and hormones, but the OP is wondering if anyone had any ideas as to why she's not losing weight (i.e. hormone problems). I would definitely agree with umdterpsgirl about having faith and patience in what you're doing first. But you're right, we don't know how long she's been at it..


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bexta10

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 21:22
Thanx guys for all your replys Smile i have been dieting and exercising since dec last yr and got really serious about it in feb this yr as i wanted to go back to boypump and bodystep instructing i w.orkout like a crazy person and my diet is not bad. I dont sleep well even if im absoloutly shattered. I hate needles so have avoided getting my thyroid checked just thought i would ask and see what symptoms anyone else had before i force myself to get it checked
bexta10

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 21:26
Not menopausal dont take any meds had a baby 2 yrs ago have a lot of stress in my life but dont we all Smile starting to get depressed from trying so damn hard for no resultsSad nearly quit the gym last week. Short of trying to starve myself thin im out of ideas
Clueless101

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Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 05:06
For me it is very hard to lose weight when I am under stress.
Also After I had kids my body was pretty fragile for a few years. I didn't get enough rest and was sick a lot. After my 2nd child I gained a lot of weight. Stress can raise cortisol and that can make weight loss hard, even cause weight gain.
There could be lots of things going on. It may be time find a good DR.
Starving yourself is bad too.
Have you read Wheat Belly?
(((HUGS)))
I know what a struggle it can be to lose weight. Especially when exercising and cutting calories is not working.



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