which direction is your scale tipping?
Posted by Andrea Nakayama
Whoa! Steady girl…
Have you had this experience: You’re eating beautifully, exercising regularly, taking care of yourself in all the ways you know how and yet still the number on the scale is tipping higher and higher each time you step on its platform?
Maybe you’ve tried several cleanses and detoxes and if you’re not starving yourself, you watch or listen to every single person around you boasting their weight loss successes and while, yes, you feel more clean and clear and maybe even a little less bloated, not a pound has been shed from your body?
Perhaps you hold strict rules for yourself. You’re committed to your health and to aging gracefully and indeed, you are! And yet, if you go to a party and even look at a piece of cake, it seems your waist thickens.
These are some telltale signs!
Signs of what?
Signs that it’s not just your weight that’s tipping the scale, but something deep inside your body’s chemistry as well.
It’s your hormones.
It could be any number of hormones, yet there are a few that immediately come to mind.
Whenever I’m leading a group through a program and I encounter a participant that has hit this plateau – no matter what their age or weight—I know (at least if they’re working within the dietary and lifestyle parameters that I’ve constructed), that their hormones have shifted out of balance, tipped the scale, and are creating an internal environment that makes weight management an uphill battle.
And, unfortunately, hormone havoc doesn’t just affect your metabolism…
Think about your skin, your hair, your mood, your energy, your immune system, your sleep and more.
Those hormones are powerful chemical messengers in your body, sending all sorts of signals!
Remember puberty? (Either your own or your kids. I’m watching hormone development happen before my eyes in my house!)
There’s a lot going on inside the body that’s resulting in all sorts of unusual changes and behaviors. It literally comes down to a cacophony of shifting hormones (and reverberates from there). And these hormonal changes aren’t just isolated to those preteen and teen years.
But I’m not here to leave you hanging on hormonal harmony hopelessness.
Time and again I’m committed to offering you understanding and solutions—the type of solutions that you can literally take into your own hands. And this time it’s just in time to help you usher in the colder months with the balance you may already be craving. And I get it…you may be full-on jonesing for this opportunity with that Halloween candy calling your name at the grocery store (or perhaps from your own pantry).
That’s why I’ve prepared this 3-part video series for you—with key details about your everyday care that you may be overlooking as you try to find balance (in your life, in your mood and on the scale)…
Tipping the Scale: How Estrogen Dominance is Influencing your Health, Happiness & Weight LossGoals and What to Do About It
[maxbutton id=”39″ ]
In this free 3-part video series, we’ll explore what I like to call the symphony of hormones and which ones you may have bypassed in your journey to renewed health, no matter your age, your weight, your health challenges or your gender.
I love the stuff of hormones and I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned through my research, my professional experience and my personal challenges learning to keep my own symphony of hormones in tune.
I’ll be releasing the first of the three videos this Wednesday.
Register now (it’s FREE), and I’ll deliver that first video (and the two to follow) right to your inbox so that you can watch them in your own time.
EXPERIENCE A FREE TRAINING SERIES WITH ANDREA NAKAYAMA TO HELP YOU
Begin practicing functionally today!
MORE TO EXPLORE
You Might Also Like
Crohn’s Through a Functional Lens
Crohn’s Disease is classified as autoimmune. As you know, autoimmunity is a condition in which the body produces an immune response against its own tissue constituents. Before we talk more about Crohn’s, let’s put autoimmunity into a bit more context so you and I can both grasp how profoundly this is impacting not just our […]Read More
Functional Nutrition in Practice
In a recent discussion with some Full Body Systems graduates, I asked them to describe what nutrition means to them. Some answers identified the bioindividual approach to care that I teach in Full Body Systems—to go slow and meet patients where they are with their needs for dietary change. And some others discussed nutrients directly—like […]Read More
The Chemistry of Coffee
Although caffeine is found in over 100 plants worldwide, its effects are most potent in coffee. This potency stems from coffee’s high concentration of two other stimulants–theophylline and theobromine. Like caffeine, these two other stimulants are classified as alkaloid compounds that naturally occur in both plants and animals. Coffee is primarily consumed for its mood […]Read More
How to Discuss Essential Fats
When it comes to nutrition, we know that one size does not fit all. Your keto diet may wreak havoc on your partner’s body, and their vegan diet may lead to depletions for their sister. It’s just the truth about nutrition… different bodies have different needs for myriad reasons. But what about food itself? Are […]Read More