Hormones are ‘chemical messengers’ traversing the body and coordinating many complex processes such as growth, fertility, metabolism, behavior, feelings/moods, hungry, satiety, etc. The Body secretes and circulates 50+ hormones and our nutrition choices and lifestyle can moderate the levels at which these hormones are secreted.
As you go about your healthy lifestyle, it’s important to remember that hormones will play a key role in how your weight loss progresses along. Manage these 3 common hormones and you’ll see excellent results. Mismanage them on the other hand and you won’t be saying the same.
Which hormones do you need to know and worry about?Although there are many hormones at play, let’s look at the three main hormones that can sabotage your weight loss results.
The first detrimental hormone that can keep fat on your body is insulin. When insulin levels are high, this means your body is in ‘storage mode’, quickly moving sugar from the blood into body fat cells.
By keeping insulin levels stabilized, you’ll avoid this process from taking place and instead, more readily utilize stored fat as a fuel source.
How To Manage:
To best manage your insulin levels, you’ll want to consume a diet that’s low in simple sugars and rich in dietary fiber. Also be sure that you pair any carbohydrates you eat with a protein or a healthy fat. Choosing small portions of slow digesting natural sources of carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes over wheat or other processed kinds will help control your insulin levels. Maintaining constant blood sugar is one of the tricks to weight loss.
Next up on the list of hormones that you’ll want to be managing if you hope to get control over your body weight is cortisol. Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone is a hormone, is released during times of stress, and this stress can be psychological or physical.
When cortisol is present in the body, it will be breaking down lean body tissues, and releasing sugar into the blood stream.
While if you are in a seriously stressful situation where you need to run from danger (such as if someone is chasing after you), cortisol would be a good thing, in today’s times when most of our stress comes while we’re sitting at our desk at work, it is not so good. All this sugar is great if used, but if not used, will quickly be deposited into our body fat stores.
Furthermore, cortisol promotes the accumulation of fat mainly around the midsection, so for that reason, it is especially harmful.
How To Manage:
The best way to manage your cortisol levels is to keep your stress level in check. Practice stress reduction tactics such as writing in a journal, exercising, meditating or taking a hot bath. Do whatever it takes to relax.
3. Excess Estrogen
Finally, the last hormone that you want to be aware of is too much estrogen. As a woman, some estrogen is normal and a must for a healthy body but when you get too much, it can promote the accumulation of body fat.
And in males, when too much estrogen is present, they can actually start seeing female-like characteristics forming such as excess breast tissue and a raised voice.
What causes this? Usually it’s the result of a diet that’s loaded with sugar, trans fats, and other toxins from unnatural foods.
How To Manage
The best way to manage your estrogen levels is to eat a clean and healthy diet full of naturally occurring foods and to manage your body weight as best as possible. Fat cells produce estrogen on their own so the more fat cells you have, the higher your risk for excess estrogen will be.
Tip: My personal best way to keep my Hormones in check is a product referred to me by an ObGyn 4 years ago. Once a day, Every morning with breakfast I take DIM, a pill made from a high concentration of cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) and in high doses keeps our hormones balanced.
DIM can be taken by both men and women…
DIM plus BioPerine for women provides natural hormone balance by promoting the metabolism of excess potent forms of estrogen. Restored estrogen balance means the reduction or elimination of PMS, menopause symptoms, weight loss, restored energy, hormonal acne reduction, helps in the management of PCOS, and the promotion of healthy breast tissue because DIM is a natural aromatose inhibitor!
DIM plus BioPerine for Men helps in getting amazing fitness results. Because DIM metabolizes excess estrogen, it’s a crucial weight loss tool. Less estrogen means a greater ability to gain muscle mass. Additional benefits for men include: increased libido, improved prostate health, and acne control. DIM can also improve the effectiveness of testosterone by eliminating excess estrogen
Keep these three hormones in mind and do all that you can to control them. They really could make or break the fat loss results you see.
A good piece.
I love mails, i love informative reads thanks for this. Is also the hormonal family planning add weight?
Am also asking the same
Thank you Jane Mukami for the knowledge of the 3 hormones and how to manage, I now have power to control my weight gain.
Very informative.keep us Jane
Thanks a lot for the information.You have been of so much help in regards to health and lifestyle change.May God bless you always .Kudos for the job well done lady!
Thanks you so much this was very helpful and it will be of much help and it’s educative as well especially on stress management and al be checking my diet well to avoid lots of sugar meals I really appreciate.
Thankyou soon much for the knowledge Jane .Never giving up on the fitness journey.
This article is quite insightful. It gets very frustrating when one is seemingly doing all the right things (exercise & healthy eating) but the kgs aren’t dropping as expected. I’m now aware of the hormones that need management and will intentionally do so. Thanks Jane. – Mercie
Thankyou Jane. Always very informative & resourceful. Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much Jane am yet to start this amazing journey it’s all in the mind
Hi Jane, thanks alot for all the tips as i have really learnt alot especially about food and toning and i can see the body transforming.kudos keep up the good work.
Thank you for your educative and helpful-messages.
Am glad to learn that i can control these hormones that can be a hindrance to my healthy journey with food..aint it just amazing !!
*off to take my sweet potato for breakfast.*
I look forward to Wednesdays coz i learn something new.
Thank you Jane.
very helpful….thanks biig
Thts a gud one
How much is DIM
Thank you so much for that very important info. I have always wondered what to do in terms of stress eating. God bless you.
thanks for such healthy information keep them coming. God bless
Thank you for sharing this, I have learnt a lot.
Thank you for this rich information
Jane,what are the remedies of recurrent tummy bloating??
That was so helpful..thank you for the enlightenment and encouragement. How much are the DIM ?
How much areDIM
Jane you are a Gem(see what I did there?) thank you for your invaluable health bits and keeping guys in check. I look forward to ordering the DIM which I have just learnt about today.
Keep the tips coming.
This was very helpful..I actually learn a lot from this mails
Thanks for the info I now know how to manage stress cos it has been hectac for me to lose weight from now I have faith will get to my ideal weight thanks sana Jane God bless you
Your blogs are so educative, and your heart so great and accomoditive. I don’t know if I would be this dedicated to help others. I have really struggled with weight loss but I trust one day I will get there.
Very informative… And interesting.. Now to the practical..
Wow,that’s a very good piece of information and advice as well..Thanks Jane.
This is a very insightful post, I only knew about insulin but not the other 2 hormones. Thank you Jane.
nice article always wondered how to really reduce insulin levels naturally….
Great info especially DIM will be on my way in the morning to stock myself with it,in regards to the rest I can say I do almost 95% of what you’ve advised.
Thanks for being there for us and sharing all this important lessons be blessed
Hey Jane, something’s I have never heard of but now I know. I have noticed that singer I started this journey of clean eating with your guidance, I cannot eat too much of wheat products and let me tell you that’s a great plus for me, I also have noticed that when eating I am making a conscious decision to have smaller potion’s.
Thanks Jane for your love and guidance.
Haloo…..thank you for the article.My problem is estrogen.Am struggling with added weight fats in stomach and stretchmarks due to weight gain after using depo as family planning.I should manage it first.Am also a vegetarian and allergic to most of proteins so controlling carbohydrates is problem.
Thanx again for this healthy information which is a important for our journey of managing weight loss.
Iam sure many of us are struggling with those hormone you mentioned. You opened our eyes to know our
body better in order to get good results at the end.
About DIM pills I will try my best to have it. Though its a
long journey from Nairobi to Dodoma Tanzania where I resided.
This is awesome mukami.the issue of sugar is a thorn in the flesh.Almost everything we eat has sugar..u have actually helped me know how to manage insulin..esp the pairing of carb n protein.thanks alot..what are the natural remedies for hormonal imbalances?
Great piece here,when am stressed I eat anything but I will try control that,about DIM does it have any known side effects?
How much is the dim.how long shd i take them.daily?tell me more.thanks.
Wow good information. Thanks Jane Mukami . You are God sent to help His people . How much does the Dim cost.?
Wow, this is very informative, especially about insulin and Estrogen. i will be ordering the DIM soon. Thanks and keep up the good job Jane.
I admit that you have been a great help when it comes to my health. You have empowered me with the knowledge in matters regarding to cleaning eating. The artical above have also added more information that i require. May God bless you as you continue to do this great job.
Wow..Thank you so much Jane Mukami. I want to be a diligent follower of your weight loss program and hope in the process I will achieve my set out goals. I currently weigh 58.9kgs, which is not healthy with a height of 5″1 inches.
Therefore, in the period of the next 2months, I want to be a testimony of a successful weight loss program.
You are doing an AWESOME job darling, I joined 21 Days of Change with Jane Mukami last year February and the results of people are encouraging.
Keep it up Love.
this article has been so helpful, I just realized I take too much sugars. so insulin is playing a role in my lack of weight loss. thanks so much Jane. I am blessed to be part of your fitness family.
Thanks for this article it’s really healpful. One this is that am stuck in starting to exercise and I keep postponing all the time.. Now am very stressed because am jobless and my stress levels are high. If only I can start with something am sure I will able to do it.
Great article and such an eye opener I had no idea about now my weight check will be up to date.Thanks Jane keep inspiring.Good Stuff
Thanks for the information Jane,this has really helped me. How much is the DIM?
Thanks @mukami for the good knowledge u share with us.
Wow…very helpful. Thanks so much be blessed
Thanks Jane for that. I have been diagnosed with hormonal imbalance. is there anything i need to change in the diet.
Greetings and my trust this note finds you well. Thanks so much for the information about the three hormones.
This is very educative!
Thanks for your nice and enlightening email. At least I have know. Am in Embu how do I get my DIM and how much?
Kind regards Cecily
I now know where my weight problem starts
Thanks for the info, many of us don’t think hormonal imbalance can interfere with weight loss and actually cause weight gain. I only learnt that about my body after l had other issues and checked my prolactin levels which were quite high. And l had been wondering why its been so hard for me to loose weight despite trying my best to eat clean and exercise. My levels came down and l have been able to shed 6 kgs in 5 months which is a huge achievement for me. The funny thing l am a health proffessional and never thought to check my hormones!
How much does DIM cost? Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Mukami, now I know
Thanks jane for enlightening me
I must now confess how inspired i am by your commitment to touching many lives by relentlessly educating them on health issues specifically on weight loss which has to many proven a hard nut to crack.Congratulations and may GOD bless you more.
I cannot agree more,insulin,cortisol and excess estrogen are the main culprits that hinder weight loss.In addition to the management solutions highlighted above discipline and commitment are key.It is should be a long term affair in order achieve good and permanent results
I am so glad to have come across this article. I was diagnosed with PCOS two years ago which makes it challenging to lose weight in spite of efforts to eat healthy and work out. I will be placing my order soonest. Bless you Jane.
thanks for being there for us
Good and informative piece. Very knowledgeable. Looking forward for more.
what about eating the cruciferous themselves if you cant access the pill
Didn’t know about that
Thank you jane
Very informative . Thanks slot for the information Jane. How much is the DIM.
You encourage me so much Kane,may almighty God keep you long. You have changed my life so much..
very helpful. Thanks for the guidance.
Thanks Jane for that information I didn’t know about hormones
Insulin.Cortisol &Estrogen.The ICE hormones of weightgain.Thankyou for such an informative and lifechanging article.I have gained 13 kilos in a year and I am at my heaviest ever.In my late 20s ,losing weight is much harder than gaining it.Now I understand what has been weighing me up quite literally.Thankyou Jane.I have the three steps in my December goals.I know it will help not just to lose weight this month but change my lifestyle,to control my hormones and not have my hormones control me.
Thank you for sharing the information. This has been really helpful. I was suffering from work related stress and I added so much weight.
I will need the DIM, will contact your team soon!
Regards, Mwendwa ( Kenya)
Hi Mukami, interesting read thank you so much for the info how much is the dim
DIM will try that for sure
Now I understand why my weight fluctuates so much. I am often on treatment for hormone imbalance and now that I have read this I am better placed to understand my body and how to counter the effects of the above.
Thank you so much for the weekly updates. I am learning so much.
This information is so helpful,you are such a darling Jame,i will take care if my insulin levels,cortisol and excess estrogen
Very informative.At times we have the wrong information but thanks Jane Mukami.
Thank you for this article which I really enjoyed reading. I was aware of insulin but not the other two hormones. I especially like steamed cabbage and broccoli, so I guess I should continue eating them and not give in to pressure when I’m told it is rabbit food :).
This is very good information.
Thanks for the advise. I lost 5 kgs from my first detox in august and now having my second detox. Knowing the 3 hormones will greatly help in maintaining the ideal weight that i desire after the detox. Thank you so much.
This was awesome. I love it
Out of the three hormones, i was only aware of the effects of insulin..thanks Jane for the information. Now i know better.
Thanks so much for the info this will be of much help,but my main problem is acidity,can there be a way one can use to detox where the ingredients are alkaline?
great information i have issue with hormones thank you for giving me insight
Thanks Jane for sharing this about hormones.now I know why I wasn’t loosing weight no matter how I tried.me and my hubby we just finished the 10day detox and we love what we see.thank you.
Very Educative blog. Thanks Jane
Thank you Jane, this is very informative I have been learning new things with you everyday
This was great information and very informative. As I am getting older I started trying to understand my hormone balance and this was a very good source of information. I’m also going to look into DIM here in the US.
Very informative. Thanks.
Hi Jane.I really appreciate the regular reminders you send me on healthy living and healthy diet.
I am an endomorph and lemme tell you,without discipline with food,I can really grow…
Thanks to you for the detox program.as much as I may still be looking chubby,I have managed my weight from 84kgs to 68kgs,this is from july this year to November.
Thanks a lot Jane Mukami…..I have been secretly following the detox n a happy lady…..
How much is DIM
Woaw…Thank you very much Jane for your email and your online nutritional book…
Am feel happy to know how I have gotten to know more about eating health and bad food…
Please keep on enlightening us through your email….There’s soo much to learn about our bodies….food… and soo many stuff…
Once again thank you…and may God bless you n the work of ur hands
This is so helpful am learning quite a lot. What other supplements can be used to balance estrogen levels despite healthy eating?
when it comes to stress levels…i stand guilty of this….delivering to all clients in my mentioned timelines gets me soo worked up I can barely remember to check my meals and end up eating the easist meal around…might not be junk..but most probably not balanced.
Wow, this is very informative. Every time i read your blog, i learn new things about healthy lifestyle.Thank you Jane.
Thanks so much for this very informative piece ..keep it up
Thanks you Jane. This is very helpful. Barajas.
Thanks Jane for this informative piece you are my motivation. God bless you
Very informative thanks for the good work ,now into practice.
Very good information. You are such a wonderful ladies. Live long. Monicah
Very very very informative article.
Thank you very much. This will really help me in my weight loss journey.
I have noted the estrogen hormone hinders formation of muscle. Try as I might I do not build muscle. On consulting my physician, I was told I need to raise my testosterone level and reduce my estrogen. I’m a chiq for heavens sake, how do I do this? I feel frustrated so I’m just doing weights to build strength.
Thank you Jane for the information
Very informative.. Thanks Jane
Very informative thanks .
wow!! how inspiring, surely people perish for lack of knowledge
Very informative. Thank you Jane.
Thanks Jane quite educative
Thank you Jane… Such a great read
very informative. i will put it into practice
very educative.Thanks Jane.
knowledge share is what is needed of us all…………….Thank you
Thanks so much for info No.2 my greatest weakness bt working on it.
Thanks Jane, great read.
Thank you so much jane for educating us..may God bless you.
A very informative read.Thank you so much Jane.
Thanks for the great information,God bless you Jane.
Do family planning pills also add weight coz they contain estrogen? Your mails are so informative. I love them
Thank you for the information, as for me I tend to eat a lot while stressed and also I struggle with excess estrogen.
Hope I can be able to manage the way you have explained.
I was 95kg 2015 Followed your program and dropped to 76kg, got lazy now am back to 80’s.
Planning to start a new journey now.
Waoooh thnx sooo very much
Thanks Jane.My weight is in control,coz I take plenty of water and eat lots of vegetables.My BMI is 22.More thanks for the information. I knew about insulin and cortisol,but had not thought about oestrogen.Lots of love.
Thanks Jane.Initially, I used to weigh 82 kgs.now I weigh 62kgs. thanks alot.
Thank u so much name sake will follow all these guideline for the better mate of my health I appreciate it so much
Thanks for this important information!
very informative. thanks Jane
Knowledge is power, I now know thank Jane mukami .God bless you
Wow thats all I need at this time thanks janey.
Thanx for the information kudos!!!!
Truly empowered to make informed decisions
Wow…thank you so much Jane, I’ve identified the area I need to work on as far as the three hormones are concerned. God bless you as always.
Good work Mukami, about the DIM how much and the work
Thank you Jane, great information.
Wow.. Good info
Very nice piece!!!Thanks Jane
Very informative and helpful!
Thanks Jane for always keeping us informed. Happy to be part of your initiative.
Thanks Jane. Am Suffering from hormonal imbalance .how much is DIM?
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Thank you Jane for this information. I have always wondered despite exercising intensively and watching my diet, the kilos never budge! The one time i lost 4 kgs was when i did the 10 days detox. Now i know the hormones play a great role and will be purchasing the DIM soon.
Thank you very much Mukami your articles are very helpful
These was worth Reading ,very helpful! Thank you!