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Does Estrogen Affect Weight Loss?

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

Weight loss is not always just a diet or exercise issue. Your hormones actually play a huge role in your weight loss efforts. In order to maintain a healthy weight, hormonal balance must be a priority. Once you understand the link between weight loss and hormonal health, you can start to take steps to balance your hormones and lose weight in a sustainable and healthy way.

Now, there are many different hormones that can affect your weight loss efforts, however, today we will be focusing on estrogen. The hormone estrogen is produced in the ovaries and is responsible for the female reproductive system. Estrogen helps control body weight and promotes the storage of fat for healthy reproductive years. That is why when your estrogen levels are balanced, the right amount of fat is carried out to the female reproductive functions. Alternatively, when you have too much or too little estrogen it often results in weight gain.

In addition, women who experience the fluctuation of hormones during menopause have reported having gained weight. This is due to the lower estrogen levels women face as their bodies begin to shift.

In order to balance estrogen levels naturally and lose weight in a healthy way, you may want to try the following…

  • Create a consistent exercise routine. There are many studies that show how exercise lowers estrogen levels in women who are overweight.

  • Eat more fiber! Fibrous foods help lower high estrogen levels.

  • Reduce your exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Products like plastic containers, cans, or BPA water bottles all contain chemicals that interfere with our natural hormones.

  • Explore high-quality supplements to promote estrogen balance. I recommend ordering EstroGuard to start. This formula is designed to promote healthy hormonal balance, including estrogen, and supports healthy antioxidant activity.

  • Schedule a free consultation with me! During our consultation, we can discuss your concerns and explore how becoming a member of The Lifestyle Clinic can help balance your hormones and improve your overall wellness and lifestyle.


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