Are Hormone Levels Critical to Weight Loss?

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You desperately desire to make 2017 your best year yet. To help you accomplish this lofty goal, you’ve determined to lose the excess weight you’ve been carrying around for far too long. You realize you’ll need to overhaul your diet and begin working out regularly. Can you relate to this common scenario? While proper diet and exercise are vital components to weight loss success, they actually aren’t the only pertinent factors. The following hormones can also impact your weight loss plans. 


A protein produced by fat cells, adiponectin moves throughout your bloodstream. While adiponectin plays an important role in controlling your body fat levels, it doesn’t seem to affect your appetite. Lower adiponectin levels are associated with obesity and insulin resistance. Fortunately, you may be able to boost your adiponectin supply naturally by incorporating more magnesium rich foods into your diet. Delicious foods packed with magnesium include: 

  • Almonds
  • Flaxseed
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Oatmeal
  • Broccoli
  • Peas
  • Sweet corn 

Sleeping soundly each night and exercising regularly may also enhance your adiponectin levels.


Leptin is a hormone that helps you know when to stop eating. Unfortunately, as you get older, you may develop leptin resistance. When your brain doesn’t alert you to stop eating, your likelihood of consuming too much increases. Thankfully, you may be able to improve sluggish leptin levels by consuming a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Tasty, healthy foods packed with this beneficial substance include:

  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Walnuts

Like adiponectin, you might also be able to improve your leptin levels by getting proper rest each night.

To successfully lose weight, gain the body of your dreams, and improve your health, making beneficial, lifestyle changes are crucial. Consuming fewer calories and working out often might not be enough. Adjusting certain weight affecting hormones might be in order. To discover what hormones you may need to regulate for optimal weight loss, consider scheduling a free, initial consultation with a representative at a Metabolic Research Center near you.


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