by Rosalind Haney, RN Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Today I want to give you the skinny on weight loss.
Why? Because fat cells are not benign.
Fat cells produce estrogen and inflammatory chemicals – altering your hormone and blood sugar balance. Excess weight can reduce your fertility and increase all risks associated with pregnancy to both you and your child.
The hopeful news is that to improve this outcome you do not need to be at your ideal weight – you simply need to be moving in the right direction.
It’s all about insulin. Insulin is a fat storage hormone that will store the food you eat as fat, and not allow you to burn it off. It also alters your sex hormone balance. To keep insulin levels low you must keep your blood sugar balanced:
Learn stress reduction techniques! Stress increases the production of the hormone cortisol, which raises insulin. Take a slow deep breath, pause….release….repeat.
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