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How Do Your Hormones Affect Your Ability to Lose Weight?

In a world where weight gain is seen as a moral failing, it can be easy to get down on yourself about your inability to shed weight. But what if it isn’t a failure on your part? What if it’s your hormones could be getting in the way of your best intentions?

Hormones 101

Hormones are chemical messengers that affect your every bodily function. They are constantly circulating through your body, affecting your organs, muscles, growth, appetite, sex drive, and mood. Hormones drive your metabolism, and if they are out of balance, losing weight can become impossible. If even just one hormone becomes imbalanced (from your diet or sleep patterns, for instance), it can affect many more, causing your body to spiral into weight gain, depression, and fatigue. Dr. Rel L. Gray can help create a nutrition and weight loss program for you that helps you rebalance your hormones naturally and get back on track.

Hormones that make it hard to lose weight

There are many hormones that can, if imbalanced, lead to weight gain. Some can directly block your ability to lose weight, while other work indirectly.


If you’re tired of having your life dictated by your weight, contact our office at 318-251-1000 or request an appointment online. Dr. Gray can help you figure out why your previous weight loss attempts have failed, and help get you in the best shape of your life.

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