Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weight Can Increase due to Hormones

It is not easy to lose weight, let alone defend it. But, if you are already exercising and adjust your diet but still failed to reach the weight you want, do not immediately feel guilty. Sometimes this failure has nothing to do with your lack of effort.

Apparently, there are certain hormones that play an important role in regulating our body weight. Hormones and behavior are influenced by a particular health condition that makes you struggle to prevent the scales go up.

When your break time is reduced, or not sleeping soundly, you must feel exhausted the next day. Well, this lack of rest time can spoil your healthy eating habits. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that people who slept only four hours a day for two consecutive nights will increase ghrelin (hormone that triggers hunger) 28 percent, and lowered leptin (a hormone present in the brain that you are full ) up to 18 percent.

Hormone disorder that causes increased appetite, where you can be tempted to eat sweet foods, high carbohydrate, and vegetable refuse. If this condition is still added stress can double the risk, because cortisol (stress hormone) can also improve appetite and encourage us to eat foods that are high in fat and high in calories.

If you feel tired and hunger began attack, you can still eat, as long as selecting healthy snacks and are able to provide extra energy. The combination of complex carbohydrates and proteins, such as whole wheat bread with peanut butter, could be an alternative. To reduce stress, you can do any sport you like. Yoga and breathing exercises also help.

Outside the hormone, there are actually other health conditions that can affect your weight. You may have heard of metabolic syndrome, which according to the American Heart Association has affected more than 50 million Americans. This syndrome is a set of medical conditions, including high insulin levels, high blood pressure, and fat around the waist, which can increase the risk of heart disease and other health problems.

Increased insulin levels often associated with weight gain, according to Jacob Warman, MD, chief of endocrinology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. When they appear together with cortisol, insulin causes fat stored inside the abdominal cavity. These fats can also increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

However, never too late to correct this condition, if you want. For that you simply change your lifestyle. Eat a diet low in calories and low in fat, minimizing carbohydrates, and exercise at least 30 minutes three times a week.

Why Your Appetite Increasing?

Turns out there was one habit that makes us always "invited" the hunger we unknowingly. Immediately overcome in order to streamline our program more smoothly.

1. Not enough time for breakfast. As a result, we will be selecting a donut or other fatty food as the stomach contents.

2. It was already mid-afternoon, but work is still piling up. Finally, we need more energy is one of them met with the eat.

3. Busyness makes us postpone the dinner. For example an appointment with a client dinner at 8pm, when we used to have dinner at 7 pm.

4. Already ordered food at the restaurant but the service is very long. And belly rings to boisterous powerful appetite signal which jumped dramatically. So do not be surprised if we eat with a frenzy.

5. Overtime. Working late into the night turned out to make our body requires more energy than usual. (PreventionIndonesiaonline/Lily Turangan/Priska Siagian)