Hormones are key players in regulating weight, metabolism, blood sugar, insulin, and when and where the body stores fat.
As we age, shifting hormones complicated by stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, etc., trigger numerous symptoms of imbalance – including unexplained weight gain.
The good news is that there is a simple, at-home test that can identify whether you’re one of the thousands affected.
Are you affected? See the list of common symptoms on reverse side.
Hormone Triggers to Weight Gain
WOMEN with a hidden hormone imbalance often can’t lose weight as easily as they have in the past. Or they now have immovable belly fat they never had before.
Weight gain caused by hormone imbalances can occur at any age. In younger (premenopausal) women 20 to 30 years-old, irregular cycles, or lack of ovulation lead to imbalances and premenstrual weight gain, fluid retention, and sugar cravings made worse by stress, yo-yo diets, birth control, etc.
In midlife (perimenopausal) women 40 to 50 years-old experience a “roller coaster” of symptoms including weight gain, and belly fat caused by fluctuating hormone levels in the years leading to menopause.
In menopause (women of 50+ years) without ovulation, progesterone production plummets. This creates a surplus of estrogen - a condition of estrogen dominance - that promotes
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