𝗪𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲?
During each phase of our cycle our hormones, insulin resistance/sensitive, and metabolic rate change.
Another important reason to know which phase you are in so you can adapt your eating to align with it. For example your metabolic rates slightly lowers and your insulin sensitive increases in your follicular phase 1 and 2. The opposite in your luteal phase where your metabolic rate slimly increases and your insulin sensitivity reduces.
You can only gain weight from taking in more calories than you’re burning, it’s just simple math right, calories in/calories out? Wrong.
There’s actually a lot more to it – We are so much more complex than that.
When it comes to women one of the main factors relating to weight loss resistance is… hormones!
And there’s a lot of them involved:
* Sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone)
* Stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline etc.)
* Blood sugar and metabolism regulating hormones (insulin)
* Mood hormones, sleep and more (serotonin, dopamine, melatonin etc)
𝗔𝗹𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲. I am not taking away that calories don’t matter, but hormones matter too. Maybe even more.
In any weight loss journey, calories are just one piece of the puzzle. Our energy intake is important, but not as important as our hormones. Calories provide energy, and our hormones control just how efficiently this energy is used and translated to body fat.
When our bodies are healthy and hormones are in sync with each other, it’s amazing just how easily our weight takes care of itself.