What Could Be Keeping Me Fat?

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Lately, you are seeing an increase in your body fat over time.  It could be a rapid increase brought on by different life changes, but mostly likely it’s the slow creep that you just didn’t notice until the seasons changed and you go to put on a pair of shorts or pants and they don’t fit anymore.  Maybe you’re scrolling through pictures and you compare older pictures with more recent ones of yourself and wonder how did you get to your current weight?

This can be a painful moment of realization.  It can bring up feelings about yourself you would rather not feel.  At this moment you may need to take a step back and really analyze what’s been going on in your life.  Ask yourself truthful questions.  Like, am I eating for health or am I eating for disease?  You know the truthful answer.  Ask yourself when was the last time you moved intentionally to get your heart rate elevated and break a sweat?

If you find that you have been covering those two bases but your weight has crept up in spite of your efforts; it may be time for you to address what could be happening on the inside with your stress level and its impact on your hormones. 

Your hormones are your body’s messengers. Every single hormone sends instructions to your organs to direct how they function and determines everything from your energy levels to weight, digestion, mood, and much more. It’s not until our hormones are out of whack that we really appreciate and understand all that they do for our health.

Balance is the key to proper hormone function and if they are either too high or too low, it can have negative consequences.  There are several glands and organs in the body that secrete hormones which includes your brain, adrenals, pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, reproductive glands, as well as your digestive tract. Your body is like a well-run machine and when one part of the machine breaks down it can have a cascade effect causing the body to be in dis-ease.

When your body resides in this chronic stress state or mindset for too long your body begins to show the wear and tear in different ways.  Chronic problems like insomnia, migraines, panic attacks, joint paint, fatigue and more, can be traced to hormonal imbalances.

So, if you suspect that you could have hormonal imbalances that may be keeping the weight on or you just want to learn more about how to combat hormone imbalance before it starts, take a look at the blog link below from Dr. Mark Hyman, MD.  He is a leading functional medicine physician and has listed many resources in his blog that may be useful for you to try and up right the cart and get yourself back on track.

I have been on this hormonal balancing act journey for over a year and it has been a challenging process with lots of fact finding and digging.  However, I am starting to see that being dedicated to improving my gut health and my stress perception has rewarded me with a return to better mental clarity, less anxiety, less joint pain and improved sleep.  I still have a long way to go to feel optimal but being consistent for me is the key.

Short of an accident, your health didn’t decline overnight.  So, the return to optimal health will take time and patience.  Read through Dr. Hyman’s blog and see what resonates with you.  But first, today, before you leave my website please make an investment in your health and sign up for my free-20 minute consultation.  We can explore how you can be in the drivers seat to improving your health and I will be with you all the way! 

Thanks for visiting my website and remember to Be For You!

Dr. Mark Hyman’s Blog – How to Fix Your Hormones and Lose Weight

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Bobbi McGrath, Ace- CHC

I assist individuals on their journey to wellness by providing health and fitness education and resources to inspire them to make concrete lifestyle changes that will impact their lives forever. 

I have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and a certification as a Health Coach through ACE. My life experiences have been indispensable with regard to the wisdom and challenges that have shaped how I relate to people. I know firsthand how valuable good health can be, especially when you don’t have it. 

I embrace assisting my clients in filtering the abundance of information, so they feel in control and educated.  Using my passion for health, I help fuel and inspire my clients to take action to be their best self. I enjoy working one on one, in groups, and online through virtual tools with my clients.