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Break Through the Weight Loss Plateau

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It is quite common for people on a weight loss program to lose weight at the start of their program, then have their weight loss come screeching to a halt. This is where they plateau, which is a very frustrating and discouraging place for people to be. Eating less calories, exercising more, nothing seems to help. Why does this happen? The answer is hormones. Obesity is a dysfunction in hormones. Your hormones orchestrate functions in your body. They can make you a fat storing machine or a fat burning machine, a tired, unmotivated person or an energetic, driven person. A...

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The Master Hormone Leptin

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Leptin is an extremely important hormone because it has an impact on other hormones including insulin, thyroid, adrenal, pancreatic and sex hormones. Leptin restores our fat reserves when we eat. It acts as a fuel gage to let us know when to stop consuming food. When we have too much leptin our receptors get worn and the wrong signal is communicated to the brain telling us we need more fuel, when we actually have plenty of reserves. This miscommunication leads to our metabolism slowing down to preserve energy as well as overeating and excess fat storage. If you have excess...

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Ways Exercise Influences your Hormones and Health

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Our bodies were built for movement. Exercise and training greatly affect hormones and encourage the breakdown of fat tissue. Intense training increases human growth hormone, which helps with muscle growth and recovery as well as tissue repair in our body. It also increases testosterone, which helps us to burn fat and build muscle tone. Shorter, intense exercise (under 45 minutes) will have this effect and indicates a good workout. If the intense exercise is too long in duration, it can have a negative effect with too much cortisol (stress hormone) being released. You can feel drained of energy after over...

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Tired Of Always Feeling Tired? Beat Fatigue and Increase Your Energy!

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Many men experience low energy and fatigue on a regular and consistent basis. There could be several reasons for this, so it's always a good idea to visit your doctor to rule out any underlying health issues.  Your hormones help to determine your energy storage and expenditure. Without having balanced and thriving hormones, you will likely experience low energy and fatigue. Your hormones and your nervous system work together to monitor and adjust the physiological activities of your body. Hormones such as insulin, leptin and even testosterone are critical in how your body stores and uses energy. Tips for balancing your hormones...

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Excess Body Fat and Hormones

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  Excess body fat can wreak havoc on our hormones and cause a number of health issues. Adipose tissue (body fat) correlates to estrogen. Men with too much body fat have too much estrogen, which is harmful to health as well as masculinity. Stomach fat can also interfere with testosterone production. More fat equals more leptin. Too much leptin turns off the full signal to the brain, so we eat more. This causes insulin to be elevated which stores more fat. Our body can become a fat storing machine when our hormones are working in these ways. Get proper sleep,...

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