This body fat hormone guide explains what your body fat tells you about your hormone levels. Have fat in your upper arms? It could be from your estrogen and progesterone. Have fat in your bell? That’s cortisol. The list goes on.
Your hormones give you a LOT of information about what is happening inside of your body. The food that you eat is important in determining body fat accumulation but your hormones tell that fat WHERE to go.
Let me rephrase:
Eating a lot of extra food WILL cause weight gain but where that body fat accumulates depends on what is happening with your hormones. You can use this information to get valuable information about your hormones and which hormones you may have a problem with.
Why is this important? Because it’s often hard to pinpoint hormone problems and it’s even more difficult to understand hormone lab tests. Many doctors do not specialize in this area so they are also less than helpful.
This body fat guide is NOT a perfect science, however. Often times you may suffer from a combination of hormone imbalances which overlap with one another. But, in my experience, this information is usually very helpful.
Body fat hormone guide:
Fat on your upper arms/lower legs is usually caused by imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Body fat in your belly or abdominal body fat is usually caused by insulin resistance and problems with cortisol.
Body fat in the trunk or neck area is usually caused by excess cortisol (this is when your cortisol actually starts to increase).
The inability to build muscle mass or decreased muscle mass is usually caused by decreased testosterone.
Body fat which is evenly distributed over your entire body is usually caused by thyroid problems and/or leptin problems.
Fat in the thighs, butt, and breast area is usually caused by high estrogen.
Weight fluctuations of 5-10 pounds that occur monthly are usually caused by progesterone problems (usually a high progesterone).
Once you identify which problem you have you can then start to treat it with supplements, hormones, lifestyle, and so on!
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